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Section 1: Overview

This course is for:

  • Academically strong students who want to study a science or engineering related degree at a UK university
  • Students who have completed 12 years of school in their home country

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • 5 September 2022
  • 3 January 2023

Colleges:

  • Bournemouth
  • Brighton
  • London
  • Oxford

Entry level:

  • Academic: Completed 11-12 years of schooling
  • English: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

Minimum age:

  • 16.5

Length:

  • 1 Academic Year (3 terms)

Lessons:

  • Average 21 hours per week (plus homework and private study)

Class size:

  • 8 - 12

Learning outcomes

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

Section 2: Science & Engineering Foundation at Kings

Exceptionally small classes

  • There are only 8 to 12 students per class at Kings.
  • This means plenty of one-to-one contact with your teacher.

Practical, real-life experience

You find that your learning come alive on the Science and Engineering Foundation.

Educational visits are built into the structure of the programme.

Recent visits have included:

  • Google Science Fair
  • Oxford University laboratory visit
  • The Royal Society Summer Science exhibition
  • BMW Factory
  • Big Bang London
  • The Engineer and Science Show

Section 3: Course structure and content

Core subjects

These give you the vital platform you need to acquire subject specific knowledge and will be taught across the whole academic year.

  • Communications and Study Skills
  • Data Handling and Information Technology

Science and Engineering modules

Maths (compulsory)

Term 1

  • Basic Algebra and Quadratic Functions
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Curve Sketching
  • Binomial Theorem
  • More Algebra and Functions
  • Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometric Identities and Equations
  • Vectors

Term 2

  • Differentiation 1
  • Integration 1
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Algebraic Functions and Partial Fractions
  • Sequences and Series
  • Radian Measure

Term 3

  • Trigonometry
  • Further Trigonometric Identities
  • Differentiation 2
  • Integration 2

Mechanics in Term 3

  • Modelling
  • Constant acceleration
  • Forces and Motion
  • Variable acceleration
  • Moments
  • Forces and friction
  • Application of forces

Additional modules (elective)

Depending on your intended degree, choose three from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Further Maths

Sample Timetable

Sample academic calendar (2021-2022)

Year 1

September

October

November

December

January

  • 6th: term starts
  • 18th-22nd half term
  • Progress tests
  • University fairs and talks
  • 10th: term ends
  • End of term exams
  • 3rd: term starts
  • 15th: UCAS deadline

Febuary

March

April

May

June

  • 10th-11th half term
  • Progress tests
  • 18th: term ends
  • Mock exams
  • 4th: term stats
  • Progress tests
  • Final exams
  • 10th: term ends

Progression

Below are some examples of the Science and Engineering degree programmes that our recent alumni have gone on to study.

Recent alumni

Amr Faour

  • Chemistry/Maths/Physics/Data/CSS
  • University of Nottingham
  • Pharmacy

Chian Kiat Lai

  • Chemistry/Maths/Physics/Data/CSS
  • University of Surrey
  • Civil Engineering

Leonor Hellmund Mancera

  • Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Data/CSS
  • University of Nottingham
  • Biomedical Materials Science

Thibault Fievez

  • Chemistry/Maths/Physics/Data/CSS
  • University of Bath
  • Civil Engineering

Thank you for your enquiry.
We'll be in touch soon.
The Kings Admissions Team