Apply For Sixth Form College Or Pre-University

Year 12-13

Your Journey To A Prestigious University Starts With A Great College Education

In the UK, the Sixth Form or pre-university level is an essential gateway into tertiary education and prestigious UK universities.

The common options of courses for Sixth Form in the UK include A-levelsInternational Baccalaureate and various Foundation programs offered by colleges and boarding schools in the UK.

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Which Course Should I Pick?

If your goal is to get into one of the Oxbridge universities, you should take the A-Levels course or International Baccalaureate Diploma. The A-Levels qualification is a globally recognized course which helps you get into many prestigious universities.

Many universities have minimum qualifications for entry and should be taken into account before you choose a college/pre-university course.

Another option is the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) in which students will study a wide range of subjects to prepare them for a university degree. 

IB Diploma students must choose 3 Higher Level subjects and 3 Standard Level subjects from each of the 6 compulsory core areas: Language & Literature, Language Acquisition, Sciences, Maths, Social Sciences, and the Arts.

Finally, we have the Foundation programme offered by many Colleges which are designed with the goal to help you get into specific universities.

Here are things to consider when choosing a pre-university course:

  • School and course fees
  • School rankings (A-levels & IB)
  • Entry requirements
  • External reviews
  • Accommodation options
  • Student services
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Class size
  • Co-educational or single-gender
  • Partnerships or Pathways with Universities

We’ve written extensive reviews on some of the top UK boarding schools and colleges to make your research easier.

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