Cardiff Academy Courses
GCSE 2 YEAR COURSE
Students from other schools often transfer to Cardiff Academy for Years 10 and 11 for a wide variety of reasons. Those who make this decision to move to Cardiff Academy thrive and go on to exceed expectations when they receive their GCSE results. Most then return to study their A-levels with us prior to attending university.
GCSE 1 YEAR COURSE
The one-year GCSE course is designed for international students, many of whom do not take a formal examination at this stage, who wish to follow an A-level programme and subsequently study at a top UK or US university. It is a stand-alone qualification, the results of which are also taken into account in the entry process for top university courses.
If it’s your ambition to go to university in the UK, then you should consider taking your A-levels first. Although UK universities do accept other entrance qualifications, the admissions system is geared towards A-levels.
While A-levels are important for admission to university, they also provide advantages later on. A-levels and their grade levels – are widely recognised by employers around the world. A strong set of A-level results, combined with your degree, will help you stand out from other candidates. This is a great way to demonstrate consistent performance and your ability to meet international standards of excellence.
Given these benefits, it’s not surprising that A-levels are not only the best way to make the transition from school to university, but are the best way to prepare yourself for a bright and successful future.
Your best possible start Most foundation programmes offer you very limited choices, often to just one university. NCUK’s International Foundation Year (NCUK IFY) taught at Cardiff Academy gives students access to a wide range of universities and degree courses worldwide.
All NCUK programmes also include a specialist English for Academic Purposes module designed to provide the language and study skills that will give students a head start on their undergraduate degrees in the UK.
An accredited partner As an NCUK fully accredited partner, Cardiff Academy offers oustanding academic and social facilities, giving students access to a stimulating and safe learning environment. All of our staff are fully qualified and are experts in their field.
- For anyone wanting to upgrade their English language level ahead of a postgraduate degree programme
- Those wanting to ensure they have the academic skills necessary for successful postgraduate study in English
- Anyone wanting to improve their career pathway, prospects through skills development& postgraduate study
- Employers/sponsors looking to upskill their workforce through postgraduate study and want a one stop solution with academic and language preparation and the application processes