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Fast track your Science or Engineering degree

The Kings Science and Engineering Foundation is a uniquely rigorous one-year pre-university programme.

It is based on A-levels and assured by Pearson.

That is why it recognised by the broadest range of quality UK universities.

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 

Based on A-levels

The programme is rigorous and demanding because it based on A-levels.

Programme content is tailored specifically to the needs of international — rather than UK — students.

A-level quality

The one-year Science and Engineering Foundation is based on A-level syllabuses, assessed against A-levels and taught by A-level teachers — many of whom hold a PhD or equivalent.

A-level subject flexibility

You don’t need to take subjects in set combinations.

Just like A-levels, you can combine different subjects in ways to suit your intended degree.

A-level benchmarking

Typical university offers are based on their normal university A-level offers.

Typical A-level offer Typical Kings Foundation offer
A*A*A* 80%
AAA 75%
AAB 70%
ABB 65%
BBB 60%
CCC 50%

Exceptional university acceptance

Top UK universities understand the quality of the Science and Engineering Foundation and the students who successfully complete it.

Recent success includes:

  • Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham
  • Civil Engineering at the University of Surrey
  • Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol
  • Biological Sciences at the University of Birmingham
  • Biomedical Materials Science at the University of Nottingham
  • Civil Engineering at the University of Bath

Pearson assured

The programme is reviewed annually by Pearson and assured as preparation study in the UK.

Pearson assures the quality of the processes under-pinning the design, delivery, quality assurance and/or assessment of the organisation’s own education or training programme.

Pearson do not assure specific qualifications or programmes offered by Kings.

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Highly qualified teachers

All our teachers are subject specialists.

Many hold a second degree or equivalent qualification, including PhD.

Tailored study plans

You will have regular personal progress testing and skills analysis

Dedicated professional care and support teams are always available for help and advice.

We use the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT 4) to assess your abilities, academic potential and learning preferences.

Very small classes

This means plenty of one-to-one contact with your teacher.

Flexible programme length

Standard one-year programme: 3 terms
Extended programme: for students who need extra English language before the main programme. 4 to 7 terms.

Independent advisory board

A dedicated, impartial Independent Advisory Board oversees the delivery and assessment of the programme.

The Board comprises extremely experienced education professionals with a range of specialist expertise:

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