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Our partnership with Aston University means you will have an offer from both Kings and Aston before you leave home.

This ensures entry to the University once you complete your Kings programme to the required standard.

Guaranteed.

This course is for:
  • Students who want a guaranteed pathway to a leading UK university, but who want a supported transition to the UK education system before starting university.
  • Students aged 16+ who have completed 11 to 12 years of schooling. It can be followed as a 2-year A-level programme or 1-year Foundation programme. 

The benefits

1. Smooth transition from school to UK university

You will first join a friendly, supportive college community. You will not be 'lost in the crowd' too early at a large university with students aged 18+.

2. Regular communication with Aston

You will have regular communication and visits to and from Aston University during your time at Kings, so you can get used to everything before you enrol at the university.

3. Conditional Offer from Aston University

You will have a Conditional Offer letter from Aston University before you leave your home country. This guarantees entry to the university once you successfully complete your Kings programme to the required standard.

Exceptional rankings

Top 20
In the Times and Sunday Times university rankings 2018 for Pharmacology and Pharmacy (14), Building (9), Social Policy (8), Business Studies (17).

#29
Guardian University Guide 2017.

Top 80
In the world for graduate employment (QS Graduate Employability rankings, 2016).

Read more about Aston University
"We were required to do a presentation, and I was one of the people who didn’t hesitate when we were deciding who should do it — even though I’m international, and the language could have been a bit of a barrier, I gave it a go because I was confident that I had the skills that I learnt at Kings."
Abdulrahman Elgalassi
Aston University

A-level pathway

2-year pathway: A-levels at Kings

Aston entry criteria:

  • A-level: minimum ABB
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each category) or equivalent result in the Kings Exit Test

Foundation pathway

1-year pathway: Advanced Level Foundation at Kings

Aston entry criteria:

  • Biology / Optometry: 70%
  • Business School / Maths: 65%
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences / Pharmacy / Psychology: 60%
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each category) or equivalent result in the Kings Exit Test

Aston University enrichment programme

Aston University enrichment programme runs alongside your academic programme. It includes:

  • Termly visits to Aston University
  • Meet departmental faculty
  • Attend sample lectures
  • Meet current Aston University students
  • Regular visits from Aston University staff
  • Meet with university admissions staff
  • Meet with Aston University teaching faculty

Thank you for your enquiry.