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Programme structure and content

The International Business Foundation is offered as both a standard 3-term course, and an accelerated course that is completed over 2 terms.

Information about both versions, including start dates and locations, is detailed in two separate sections below.

Standard programme (3 terms)

Key facts

Start dates:

  • 5 September 2022
  • 3 January 2023

Colleges:

  • Kings Brighton

Entry requirements:

  • Completion of 11 – 12 years of schooling with documented proof of good results
  • September start: Minimum IELTS 4.5 (5.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent
  • January start: Minimum IELTS 5.0 (5.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent

Minimum age:

  • 16.5

Length:

  • 3 terms

Class size:

  • 10 - 14

Lessons:

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

Total tuition hours:

  • Minimum 650

Learning outcomes

  • Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
  • Understand sales and marketing, finance, operations and product development
  • Raise English to university level, if it is not your first language

Benefits of starting in September and completing the Foundation in 3 terms rather than 2

  • Gives students a head start in understanding business topics and so they will be better prepared for the exam units in January/April in both knowledge and academic skills.
  • Students better equipped for following January/April academic writing & presentation skills.
  • Students potentially have an extra unit to use towards the IBF qualification (depending on specific combination used – CRS can be used in place of IBC if needed)
  • UCAS support - More preparation time for deciding on university choices and applications.

Course content

Term 1

  • Communication and Research Skills (CRS):
    CTH Unit – can be used for qualification. Written Research Assignment & Presentation
  • Introduction to Business:
    This unit will provide the student with an overall introduction to business topics that will be further explored in more detail in later units. The unit is designed to build the students’ critical analysis skills, introduce business theory and vocabulary, and provide the student with an overall understanding of business topics.
  • IELTS:
    IELTS skills and language building
  • Mathematics:
    Studying for IGCSE qualification needed for university application

Term 2

  • Entrepreneurship (ENT):
    CTH Unit – Assignment Written Research Assignment & Presentation
  • Purpose & Functions of International Business (PFIB):
    CTH Unit – Exam Business Theory & Case Studies
  • Communication and Research Skills & IELTS:
    Supporting unit – Academic Language & Research Skills IELTS skills and language building - students will be entered for the IELTS exam if needed
  • Mathematics:
    Studying for IGCSE qualification needed for university application

Term 3

  • International Business Communication (IBC):
    CTH Unit – Assignment Written Research Assignment
  • Essentials of International Marketing & Finance (EIMF):
    CTH Unit – Exam Business Theory & Case Studies
  • Communication and Research Skills & IELTS:
    Kings Supporting unit IELTS skills and language building - students will be entered for the IELTS exam if needed
  • Mathematics:
    Studying for IGCSE qualification needed for university application
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Kings helped me in being concise with my work, and basically just doing self-study, which is very important here at UK university.
Diego
Lancaster University

Accelerated Programme

Key facts

Start dates:

  • 3 January 2023

Colleges:

  • Kings Brighton

Entry requirements:

  • Completion of 11 – 12 years of schooling with documented proof of good results
  • Minimum IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent

Minimum age:

  • 16.5

Length:

  • 2 terms

Class size:

  • 10 – 14

Lessons:

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

Total tuition hours:

  • Minimum 450 hours

Learning outcomes

  • Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
  • Understand sales and marketing, finance, operations and product development
  • Raise English to university level,  if it is not your first language

Course content

Term 1

  • Entrepreneurship (ENT):
    CTH Unit – Assignment Written Research Assignment & Presentation
  • Purpose & Functions of International Business (PFIB):
    CTH Unit – Exam Business Theory & Case Studies
  • Communication and Research Skills & IELTS:
    Supporting unit – Academic Language & Research Skills IELTS skills and language building - students will be entered for the IELTS exam if needed
  • Mathematics:
    Studying for IGCSE qualification needed for university application

Term 2

  • International Business Communication (IBC):
    CTH Unit – Assignment Written Research Assignment
  • Essentials of International Marketing & Finance (EIMF):
    CTH Unit – Exam Business Theory & Case Studies
  • Communication and Research Skills & IELTS:
    Kings Supporting unit IELTS skills and language building - students will be entered for the IELTS exam if needed
  • Mathematics:
    Studying for IGCSE qualification needed for university application

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