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Key Facts

Start dates:

  • 9 September 2024
  • 6 January 2025


  • Kings Bournemouth
  • Kings Brighton
  • Kings London
  • Kings Oxford

Course length:

  • 1 Academic Year (3 terms)


  • Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study

Entry requirements:

  • Completed 11 - 12 years of schooling (GCSE or equivalent)
  • Minimum IELTS 5.5 (5.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent

Minimum age:

  • 16.5

Learning outcomes

  • Gain UK national university entrance qualification
  • Raise English to university level
  • Develop study skills required at degree level
  • Develop specialist subject expertise
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Subjects and degree pathways

Core subjects

These form the basis of all Advanced Level Foundation pathways.

They give you the vital platform you need to acquire subject specific knowledge.

Elective subjects

Choose three subjects from a range of electives.

Like A-levels, subject modules can be combined in any way according to your strengths, interests and degree entry requirements.

We will advise you on the best subject combination for your intended degree.

You can choose combinations which are not 'typical', for example Maths, Art and Physics, but which might be the best path to your specific degree.

Degree pathways

Pathways are built from combinations of subject modules.

We can tailor your own pathway to your exact needs. These are some of the most common degree pathways.

Architecture Pathway

For top degrees as Architecture, Interior Architecture or Architectural Technology.

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Popular subject combinations:

  • Mathematics
  • Art and Design
  • Further Mathematics

Business, Finance and Management Pathway

For top degrees in Management, Finance, Economics, International Business or Marketing.

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Popular subject combinations:

  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics

Engineering Pathway

Part of our STEM subject offer, for top degrees in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Computer Engineering.

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Popular subject combinations:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Further Mathematics

Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway

For top degrees in International Relations, Law, Logistics, Economics, Politics and Psychology.

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Popular subject combinations:

  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Economics

Life Sciences and Pharmacy Pathway

For top degrees in Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biomedicine, Chemistry, or Environmental Sciences.

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Popular subject combinations:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Mathematics, Technology and Science Pathway

Within the STEM subject profile, for top degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems, Renewable Energy, Consumer Technology and App Development, Computer Engineering and Forensic Science.

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Popular subject combinations:

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics

A Year in your life

Your academic syllabus is the most vital element of the year.

But there is also plenty of time for work outside class: extracurricular development, work experience opportunities, research projects and individual university counselling.

Thank you for your enquiry.
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The Kings Admissions Team