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University Foundation
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University Foundation & Master's Preparation
Student journey
                                                                         What are you interested in?    4
                                                                         Choose your ideal pathway     5
                                                                         Where will you progress?      6
                                                                         Our partner universities       7

                                                                         Our programmes
                                                                         Business                      9
                                                                         Science & engineering         10
                                                                         Humanities                    11
                                                                         Law                           12
                                                                         Agricultural science          13
        I loved the school, the                                          Master’s preparation          14

        atmosphere, how professional it is.                              Select your modules           15

        My course prepared me to study                                   Your school
        and work in a very international                                 Bell Cambridge                22

        and diverse environment. I would
        recommend Bell to anyone!
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Not just another                                                                                                      Class of 2019/20:

                                                                                                                           90% of students received
                                                                                                                           offers from top 30

English language school                                                                                                    universities in the UK

                                                                                                                           All students passed their
We are a leading language school and education provider in the UK                                                          Foundation programme and
- delivering unforgettable learning experiences that transform lives.                                                      received university offers
Here are just a few reasons why we are confident that Bell is the
right school for you:                                                                                                      All students achieved an
                                                                                                                           IELTS score above 5.5

    Track record                  Guaranteed                     On-campus      Personal advice
     of success                   progression                    residences        & support

                                                                                                                      Bell was the perfect
                                                                                                                      step before my
    65 years of
    experience
                                     Diverse
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                                                                  Teaching
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                                                                                  University
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                                                                                                                      and confident. It
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                                    Beautiful
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                                                                                the Foundation
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                                                                                                                      my life.
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                                                                                                                                            so that we can consider the specific needs and goals of a student in order
                                                                                                                                            to make a recommendation.

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foundation – of subject knowledge, language confidence and academic
skills – that will maximise your potential for success at university.

    Business                                            Science, technology                   Law, policy or                        Culture, society                             Be a specialist or
    or economics                                        or engineering                        legal justice                         or humanities                                expert in my field
    Prepare for an undergraduate                        Gain the subject knowledge,           Develop your knowledge of the         Human culture offers rich                    Expertise matters and studying at
    degree in business, management                      practical laboratory skills and       law and justice system. Strengthen    possibilities for study - like media,        postgraduate level allows you to
    or economics by developing                          understanding of scientific           your analytical and research skills   sociology, politics, criminology,            do the extraordinary - become a
    your knowledge of fundamental                       principles and terminology to start   to support your learning and          psychology, international relations.         specialist. Develop your advanced
    theories and practice that have                     your degree with full confidence,     future as a lawyer, attorney or       Gain critical skills for success at          academic skills and language
    shaped the business world.                          know-how and direction.               changemaker in other industries.      university in your chosen field.             fluency to help you succeed.

                                                              Science & engineering                                                                                                    Master’s preparation
          Business Foundation                                                                         Law Foundation                    Humanities Foundation
                                                                   Foundation                                                                                                              programme

                                                               Agricultural science
                                                                   Foundation
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Choose your
ideal pathway
You have the flexibility to start your
university pathway at various stages during
the academic year. Find the right fit for you.

                    Extended
                                                      Academic
Pathway                                               Termly
progression                                                                               Fast track                                                                                 UK university

                               June                              Sept                                   Jan                       Apr                        June                                    Sept

    University Foundation                                 University Foundation                               University Foundation                           Master’s preparation
    Extended                                              Academic                                            Fast-track                                      1 - 3 terms
   This four-term course allows you to spend              Gain a comprehensive introduction to                Our business fast-track programme is            This programme is suitable for students
   a term exploring the UK and focusing on                academic study in English, preparing you for        suitable for students with a higher level of    with a higher level of English and is ideal
   improving your core English language skills            every aspect of university life and giving you      English and studies in a country with an        for those aspiring to study a postgraduate
   before you study subjects from September.              plenty of time to explore university options.       academic year that ends after September.        research degree at university.

   Course components                                      Course components                                   Course components                               Course components
   Weekly hours (first term only)                         Weekly hours                                        Weekly hours                                    Weekly hours
                       English and Academic English                           Subject Modules 1, 2, 3                             Subject Modules 1, 2, 3                        Academic language
                       15 hours                                               9 hours                                             13.5 hours                                     development
                                                                              Academic skills                                     Academic skills                                7.5 hours
                       IELTS preparation
                       4.5 hours                                              module                                              module                                         Study skills
                                                                              9 hours                                             10.5 hours                                     6 hours
                       Study skills
                       1.5 hours                                              Learning support                                    Learning support                               Exam preparation
                                                                              3 hours                                             1.5 hours                                      4.5 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                 Learning support
                                                                                                                                                                                 3 hours
University Foundation & Master's Preparation
Where will you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Universities outside of the UK:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St. Louis Brussels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IHECS, Brussels
                                                                                                                                                                                                       North East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Universita di Roma
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The University of Hull

progress?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          University in São Paulo, Brazil
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Northumbria University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
                                                                                                                                                                                                       University of Sunderland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          European School of Economics, Milan, Italy

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Our students progress to top universities for                                                                                                                                                                                             European University Rotterdam (EUR),

their chosen subject.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Netherlands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IE Business School, IE University Madrid, Spain

Last year, all our Foundation students passed                                                   Queen’s
                                                                                                                                                                                  Newcastle University

their programme† and 86% received offers                                                    University Belfast

from top 30 universities in the UK*                                                                                                                           Lancaster University
                                                                                                                                                                                             University of York

                                                                                                                   North West                                                                                                             East
                                                                                                                                                                                             University of Leeds
                                                                                                                University of Chester                                                                                                     Anglia Ruskin University
                                                                                                                                                           University of Liverpool
Map key                                                                                                   University of Huddersfield
                                                                                                                                                                                             University of Manchester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          University of Bedfordshire
                                                                                                          Liverpool Hope University                     The University of Sheffield                                                       University of Northampton
 Russell Group University                                                                                     Liverpool John Moores
                                                                                                                                                                                             University of Derby
                                                                                                                                                          University of Nottingham
                                                                                                                   University (LJMU)

 Top 30 UK University*                                                                                                                                                                       University of Lincoln
                                                                                                                                                        Loughborough University
                                                                                                          Wales                                                                               University of Birmingham
 Russell Group & Top 30 UK University                                                              Bangor University

                                                                                      Cardiff Metropolitan University                                                                                                           University of East Anglia
* Based on the Guardian University Guide 2019

† Minimum pass grade of 40%, a score of 5.5 or
above in each component of the IELTS test and                                       Central England                                                                                                                                     Queen Mary
an attendance record of at least 90%.                                               Aston University, Birmingham                              Swansea University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    University of London

                                                                                    University College, Birmingham
                                                                                                                                   West                                                      University of Surrey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               London
                                                                                    Coventry University
                                                                                                                        Bath Spa University                                                                                                                    City, University of London
                                                                                    De Montfort University                                                                                   University of Portsmouth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ESCP Europe
                                                                                    University of Leicester
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hult International Business School

                    Choosing a university                                                                                                                                                    Southampton                                                       Kingston University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The University of Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (inc. De Broc School of Business)
                    Choosing your university is a big decision. Our dedicated                                                                                              South                            South East                                         Royal Holloway, University of London
                    Higher Education Advisory offers 1-to-1 impartial support                                                                                              Oxford Brookes University        University of Essex                                SOAS University of London
                    to help you find the right university for you. We can arrange                                           South West
                                                                                                                                                                           University of Reading            University of Hertfordshire                        University of Westminster, London
                    visits and introduce you to universities.                                                        Bournemouth University
                                                                                                                                                                           University of Winchester         University of Kent
                                                                                                              Buckinghamshire New University
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University Foundation & Master's Preparation
Our partner
universities
We guarantee progression for all successful
Bell students to universities across the UK*

Connecting with university life
Students will have the opportunity to connect with our partner
universities through various events, activities and university trips. Bell
also exclusively hosts University+You, an on-campus university fair
where students meet a selection of universities from across the UK.

We also offer a regular programme of talks from visiting university
speakers, to give students an insight into university life in areas.

Visiting speaker programme
You will have regular talks led by visiting university lecturers and speakers
and the opportunity to meet representatives from top UK universities.

Visiting speakers are experts in their field and give lectures and workshops
on a range of topics related to the subjects offered on the course.

Recent talks were led by:

f Dr Mona Mortazian, Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
  University of Bedfordshire
f Magnus George, Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship and
  Strategy, Lancaster University
f Dr Noah Kofi Karley, Lecturer in Economics
  Anglia Ruskin University

                                                                                * Successful completion of the Foundation involves a minimum pass grade of 40%, a score of 5.5 or above in
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University Foundation & Master's Preparation
All our courses
include:                                                                 The course here is totally
          Course tuition and materials
                                                                         different to what I have
          Regular 1-to-1 tutorials
                                                                         done in China. Bell helped
          A full library of study resources at
                                                                         me connect with my
          our Learning Resource Centre
                                                                         university and learn more
          Regular 1-to-1 advice from our
          Higher Education Advisory Service                              about what they expect.”
          IELTS exam fees                                                JIEYIN, CHINA
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          Full visitor lecture programme
          and on-campus university fair
          (in November only)

          University visits and regular
          programme of university advice talks

          A full-day trip every two weeks
          and weekly half-day excursion

          Access to leisure pavilion and
          on-campus sports facilities

          Free internet access

          Scanning, printing and photocopying

          Comprehensive insurance

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University Foundation
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Business                                                                                                                                    Course summary
                                                                                                                                            Min. age                               17

                                                                                                                                            Max. class size                       12
Your programme                                                    On this programme, you will:
                                                                                                                                                                           Academic
Chances are, you are a highly-active,                             f Improve your knowledge and                                              Min. language            Intermediate B1
ambitious individual that sees opportunities                        understanding in business to NQF Level 3                                level                          Fast-track
everywhere. Let us support you to develop                           (UK National Qualifications Framework)                                                    Upper Intermediate B2
these qualities in preparation for your future                                                                                                                          Extended 21
                                                                  f Become a confident English language
studies and career in business.                                                                                                             Weekly hours                Academic 21
                                                                    communicator (to at least B2 or IELTS 5.5)
                                                                                                                                                                      Fast-track 25.5
Subject modules                                                   f Learn critical academic language and study
Strengthen your business knowledge and                              skills and assessment techniques                                                                      Extended
specialist language skills in key disciplines,                                                                                                                        28 June 2021
like business management, finance, marketing                      f Strengthen your skills as an independent
                                                                                                                                                                          Academic
                                                                    learner with experience of various                                      Start dates
and economics.                                                                                                                                                   20 September 2021
                                                                    assessment methods
                                                                                                                                                                          Fast-track
Academic skills                                                                                                                                                    10 January 2022
                                                                  Assessment
Get ahead at university by developing a
                                                                  Assessments will be made up of coursework
strong foundation of transferrable academic
                                                                  and 2-hour examinations moderated by
skills before you start your degree, including:
                                                                  academic staff at the University of Essex.
                                                                                                                                            Subject modules
f Notetaking, paraphrashing and listening                          Subject module assessment (Academic year)    MARKS
                                                                                                                                                BUSINESS STUDIES
f Effective reading, data analysis and                              S1      EXAM           Unseen examination    10

                                                                    S2   COURSEWORK           Essay or report    30
  interpretation                                                                            (1500-250 words)                                    ECONOMICS
f Developing evidence-based arguments                               S3      EXAM           Unseen examination    20
                                                                                                                                                MATHEMATICS
  and expressing opinion                                            S4      EXAM           Unseen examination    40

f Research, smart search skills and                               Your academic skills are assessed through
  referencing                                                     70% coursework and 30% examinations. Your
                                                                  language skills are also assessed through an
                                                                                                                                            Course components
f Essay and report writing                                                                                                                  Academic / Fast-track (per week)
                                                                  IELTS test in the final term.
Learning support                                                                                                                                Subject Modules 1, 2, 3
Gain insights from our university speaker                         On successful completion, you are awarded                                     9 hours / 13.5 hours
programme, on-campus university fairs                             a Bell Foundation certificate and offered a                                   Academic skills module
and regular 1-to-1 university advice and                          guaranteed place at a UK university.                                          9 hours / 10.5 hours
application support with our in-house expert.                                                                                                   Learning support
                                                                                                                                                3 hours / 1.5 hours

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Science &                                                                                                                                         Course summary

engineering                                                                                                                                       Min. age

                                                                                                                                                  Max. class size

                                                                                                                                                  Min. language
                                                                                                                                                                                       17

                                                                                                                                                                                       12

                                                                                                                                                                          Intermediate B1
                                                                                                                                                  level
                                                                   On this programme, you will:
                                                                                                                                                                             Extended 21
                                                                   f Improve your knowledge and                                                   Weekly hours
Your programme                                                                                                                                                           Academic year 21
                                                                     understanding in science to NQF Level 3
Subject modules                                                                                                                                                                 Extended
Strengthen your knowledge and specialist                           f Become a confident English language                                                                    28 June 2021
                                                                     communicator (to at least B2 or IELTS 5.5)                                   Start dates
language skills in key disciplines like physics                                                                                                                                 Academic
chemistry, biology, maths and mechanics.                           f Learn critical academic language and study                                                        20 September 2021
                                                                     skills and assessment techniques
Academic skills
Get ahead at university by developing a                            f Strengthen your skills as an independent
                                                                     learner with experience of various
strong foundation of transferrable academic                                                                                                       Subject modules
skills before you start your degree, including:                      assessment methods
                                                                   Assessment                                                                          PHYSICS OR BIOLOGY
f Notetaking, paraphrashing and listening
                                                                   Assessments will be made up of coursework                                           CHEMISTRY
f Effective reading, data analysis and                             and 2-hour examinations moderated by
  interpretation                                                   academic staff at the University of Essex.                                          MATHEMATICS

f Developing evidence-based arguments                               Subject module assessment (Academic year)          MARKS
  and expressing opinion                                             S1      EXAM            Unseen examination         10

f Research, smart search skills and                                  S2   COURSEWORK      Essay or report based on a    30

  referencing                                                        S3      EXAM
                                                                                             laboratory practical

                                                                                             Unseen examination         20
                                                                                                                                                  Course components
                                                                                                                                                  Academic (per week)
f Essay and report writing                                           S4      EXAM            Unseen examination         40

                                                                                                                                                       Subject Modules 1, 2, 3
Learning support                                                   Your academic skills are assessed through                                           9 hours
Gain insights from our university speaker                          70% coursework and 30% examinations. Your                                           Academic skills module
programme, on-campus university fairs                              language skills are also assessed through an                                        9 hours
and regular 1-to-1 university advice and                           IELTS test in the final term.                                                       Learning support
application support with our in-house expert.                                                                                                          3 hours
                                                                   On successful completion, you are awarded
                                                                   a Bell Foundation certificate and offered a
                                                                   guaranteed place at a UK university.

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Humanities                                                                                                                                       Course summary
                                                                                                                                                 Min. age                           17

                                                                                                                                                 Max. class size                    12
Your programme                                                     On this programme, you will:
                                                                                                                                                 Min. language
                                                                                                                                                                       Intermediate B1
Studying humanities involves a wide range                          f Improve your knowledge and                                                  level
of subjects related to human behaviour and                           understanding to NQF Level 3
                                                                                                                                                                          Extended 21
culture. Popular degrees include sociology,                          (UK National Qualifications Framework)                                      Weekly hours
                                                                                                                                                                      Academic year 21
politics, criminology, psychology, international
                                                                   f Become a confident English language
relations, or journalism.                                                                                                                                                    Extended
                                                                     communicator (to at least B2 or IELTS 5.5)
                                                                                                                                                                         28 June 2021
Subject modules                                                                                                                                  Start dates
                                                                   f Learn critical academic language and study                                                              Academic
Build your programme around your goals and                           skills and assessment techniques                                                               20 September 2021
interests, and strengthen your knowledge
and specialist language skills in disciplines,                     f Strengthen your skills as an independent
like sociology, politics, media or economics.                        learner with experience of various
                                                                     assessment methods
Academic skills
                                                                                                                                                 Subject modules
                                                                   Assessment
Get ahead at university by developing a                                                                                                              ECONOMICS OR SOCIOLOGY
                                                                   Assessments will be made up of coursework
strong foundation of transferrable academic
                                                                   and 2-hour examinations moderated by
skills before you start your degree, including:                                                                                                      POLITICS OR ECONOMICS
                                                                   academic staff at the University of Essex.
f Notetaking, paraphrashing and listening                                                                                                            MEDIA STUDIES OR LAW
                                                                    Subject module assessment (Academic year)    MARKS

f Effective reading, data analysis and                               S1      EXAM           Unseen examination    10

                                                                     S2   COURSEWORK           Essay or report    30
  interpretation                                                                             (1500-250 words)

f Developing evidence-based arguments                                S3      EXAM           Unseen examination    20
                                                                                                                                                 Course components
  and expressing opinion                                             S4      EXAM           Unseen examination    40
                                                                                                                                                 Academic (per week)
f Research, smart search skills and                                Your academic skills are assessed through                                        Subject Modules 1, 2, 3
  referencing                                                      70% coursework and 30% examinations. Your                                        9 hours
                                                                   language skills are also assessed through an                                     Academic skills module
f Essay and report writing
                                                                   IELTS test in the final term.                                                    9 hours
Learning support                                                                                                                                    Learning support
Gain insights from our university speaker                          On successful completion, you are awarded                                        3 hours
programme, on-campus university fairs                              a Bell Foundation certificate and offered a
and regular 1-to-1 university advice and                           guaranteed place at a UK university.
application support with our in-house expert.

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Law                                                                                                                                     Course summary
                                                                                                                                        Min. age                           17

                                                                                                                                        Max. class size                    12
Your programme                                                     On this programme, you will:
                                                                                                                                        Min. language
                                                                                                                                                              Intermediate B1
Explore the legal world and study to become                        f Improve your knowledge and                                         level
a solicitor, barrister or seek a career in social                    understanding to NQF Level 3
                                                                                                                                                                 Extended 21
justice, public service or the business sector.                      (UK National Qualifications Framework)                             Weekly hours
                                                                                                                                                             Academic year 21
Subject modules                                                    f Become a confident English language
                                                                                                                                                                    Extended
Strengthen your knowledge and specialist                             communicator (to at least B2 or IELTS 5.5)
                                                                                                                                                                28 June 2021
language skills related to the legal system,                                                                                            Start dates
                                                                   f Learn critical academic language and study                                                     Academic
including contract law, criminal law and tort.                       skills and assessment techniques                                                      20 September 2021
Expand your studies into related disciplines
like politics, business, sociology or economics.                   f Strengthen your skills as an independent
                                                                     learner with experience of various
Academic skills                                                      assessment methods
                                                                                                                                        Subject modules
Get ahead at university by developing a
                                                                   Assessment
strong foundation of transferrable academic                                                                                                 LAW
                                                                   Assessments will be made up of coursework
skills before you start your degree, including:
                                                                   and 2-hour examinations moderated by
                                                                                                                                            POLITICS OR BUSINESS STUDIES
f Notetaking, paraphrashing and listening                          academic staff at the University of Essex.
                                                                                                                                            SOCIOLOGY OR ECONOMICS
f Effective reading, data analysis and                              Subject module assessment (Academic year)    MARKS

                                                                     S1      EXAM           Unseen examination    10
  interpretation
                                                                     S2   COURSEWORK           Essay or report    30
f Developing evidence-based arguments                                                        (1500-250 words)

  and expressing opinion                                             S3      EXAM           Unseen examination    20                    Course components
                                                                     S4      EXAM           Unseen examination    40
                                                                                                                                        Academic (per week)
f Research, smart search skills and
  referencing                                                      Your academic skills are assessed through                               Subject Modules 1, 2, 3
                                                                                                                                           9 hours
                                                                   70% coursework and 30% examinations. Your
f Essay and report writing                                                                                                                 Academic skills module
                                                                   language skills are also assessed through an
                                                                                                                                           9 hours
Learning support                                                   IELTS test in the final term.
                                                                                                                                           Learning support
Gain insights from our university speaker
                                                                                                                                           3 hours
programme, on-campus university fairs                              On successful completion, you are awarded
and regular 1-to-1 university advice and                           a Bell Foundation certificate and offered a
application support with our in-house expert.                      guaranteed place at a UK university.

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Agricultural                                                                                                                               Course summary

science                                                                                                                                    Min. age

                                                                                                                                           Max. class size

                                                                                                                                           Min. language                   IELTS 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                     17

                                                                                                                                                                                     12

                                                                   On this programme you will:                                             level               (min 4.5 in each skill)

Your programme                                                     f Improve your knowledge and understanding
                                                                                                                                           Entry
                                                                                                                                                                      Equivalent of
                                                                     to NQF Level 3 (UK National Qualifications                                                  3 iGCSEs including
The world of agriculture involves a wide range                                                                                             requirements
                                                                     Framework)                                                                                  maths and science
of career opportunities, from jobs in science, IT
and engineering to business and finance.                           f Become a confident English language                                   Start date           20 September 2021
                                                                     communicator (to at least C1 or IELTS 6.5)
Subject modules
Develop your knowledge of international                            f Develop vital critical thinking skills when
agriculture, with particular focus on agricultural                   analysing and evaluating research                                     Subject modules
science, mathematics and chemistry. Students                       f Strengthen your skills as an independent                                     AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
with an IELTS score of 7.5 on entry, will also                       learner with assessment experience
study Economics (in place of Academic skills).                                                                                                    MATHEMATICS
                                                                   Assessment
Academic Skills*                                                   Assessments will consist of coursework and                                     CHEMISTRY
Get ahead at university by developing a strong                     2-hour examinations moderated by academic
                                                                                                                                                  ECONOMICS*
foundation of transferrable academic skills and                    staff at the University of Essex.
IELTS exam preparation, including:                                                                                                         * Only available for students whose school
                                                                    Subject module assessment (Academic year)    MARKS
                                                                                                                                           curriculum was taught in English and have an
f A wide-ranging academic vocabulary                                 S1      EXAM           Unseen examination    10                       IELTS score of at least 7.5 upon arrival.
                                                                     S2   COURSEWORK           Essay or report    30
f Presenting coherent, evidence-based                                                        (1500-250 words)

  arguments and expressing opinion                                   S3      EXAM           Unseen examination    20

                                                                     S4      EXAM           Unseen examination    40
                                                                                                                                           Course components
f Effective reading, data analysis and                                                                                                     Academic (per week)
  interpretation                                                   Your academic skills are assessed through                                     Subject Modules 1, 2, 3
f Essay and report writing                                         70% coursework and 30% examinations. Your                                     9 hours
                                                                   language skills are assessed through an IELTS                                 Academic skills module
Learning support                                                   test in the final term.                                                       9 hours
Gain valuable insights from our expert guest                                                                                                     Learning support
speakers, attend our exclusive on-campus                           On successful completion, you are awarded                                     3 hours
university fair, and get regular 1-to-1 support                    a Bell Foundation certificate and offered a
and advice from our in-house expert.                               guaranteed place at a UK university.

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Master’s
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preparation                                                                                                                               Course summary
                                                                                                                                          Location                    Cambridge

                                                                                                                                          Min. age                             17

                                                                                                                                          Max. class
                                                                   Study skills                                                                                                12
Your programme                                                     Research continues to show that some
                                                                                                                                          size

This graduate preparation programme (also                          students entering postgraduate university                              Min. language
                                                                                                                                                        Upper intermediate B2
known as a Pre-Master’s pathway) will help                         lack confidence in key academic skills. Learn                          level
you master the skills you need to succeed                          effective techniques and strategies, like:                             Weekly hours                         21
when pursuing postgraduate-level study at a
primarily English-speaking university.                             f Critically analyse literature and identify                                                  4 January 2021
                                                                     research gaps for further investigation                                                         12 April 2021
Academic language development                                                                                                                                       8 June 2021
                                                                   f Understanding different approaches to                                Start dates
                                                                     qualitative and quantitative data collection                                            20 September 2021
f Academic writing
                                                                                                                                                                10 January 2022
  You will learn key writing techniques                            f Effective reading, data analysis and                                                           19 April 2022
  to effectively tackle exam questions or                            interpretation
  coursework essays - as well as develop                                                                                                  Entry        Successful completion
  proper referencing skills.                                       f Developing evidence-based arguments and                              requirements of a university degree
                                                                     expressing opinion
f Academic reading
  Develop your abilities to skim or scan                           f Researching using smart search skills and
  academic texts while understanding key                             proper referencing
  points made and evaluating how this
                                                                   Learning support
                                                                                                                                          Course components
  influences your argument.                                                                                                               Weekly hours
                                                                   Gain insights from our university speaker
f Academic listening                                               programme, on-campus university fairs and                                  Academic language
  Understand effective use of emphasis,                            regular 1-to-1 university advice and application                           development
  pause and intonation from a speaker.                             support.                                                                   7.5 hours
  Summarise meaning and evaluate                                                                                                              Study skills
  opinions based on your listening..                               We will also support you to prepare for your
                                                                   IELTS or GMAT examination, so you maximise                                 6 hours
                                                                   your success and achieve your desired score.                               Exam preparation
                                                                                                                                              4.5 hours
                                                                   On successful completion, you are awarded
                                                                                                                                              Learning support
                                                                   a Bell Foundation certificate and offered a
                                                                                                                                              3 hours
                                                                   guaranteed place at a UK university.

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1. Choose your course    2. Select your modules                          3. Enhance your learning
University Foundation                                                                                  Business studies

Select your                                                                   Business Foundation      Economics                                        Academic study skills
                                                                                                                                                        Enhance your language and study skills
                                                                                                       Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                        needed to function successfully on your

modules
                                                                                                       Physics                OR   Biology              undergraduate degree.
                                                                              Science & engineering
                                                                                                       Chemistry
                                                                              Foundation
                                                                                                       Mathematics

                                                                                                       Economics              OR   Sociology
                                                                                                                                                        Exam preparation
                                                                              Humanities Foundation    Politics               OR   Economics            You will receive intensive preparation for the
                                                                                                                                                        IELTS examination that you will take at the end
                                                                                                       Media Studies          OR   Law
Customise your programme                                                                               Law
                                                                                                                                                        of your course.
to your specific interests
                                                                              Law Foundation           Politics               OR   Business studies
                                                                                                       Sociology              OR   Economics
                                                                                                                                                        Learning support programme
                                                                                                       Agricultural science
                                                                                                                                                        A programme of supported timetabled self-
                                                                              Agricultural science     Mathematics                                      study sessions, visiting speakers and guidance
 * Only available for students whose school curriculum was taught in          Foundation               Chemistry                                        in choosing and applying for university courses.
 English
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modules
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modules, so you can choose the right
ones for you and your future

MODULE
Law
Understand the English legal system and develop a
well-rounded view of the legal world. Examine key areas                                                   Recognise specialist language and
of criminal and civil law and the importance of English                                                   concepts used in the English legal system.
and American law in global commerce. You will take a
problem-solving approach to law through case studies and                                                  Learn and understand essential legal
evaluating current legal issues.                                                                          terminology used when practising law.

                                                                                                          Develop analytical skills to analyse and
       Humanities                     Law
                                                                                                          evaluate legal problems.
     Law making                         Criminal law offences             Defences and appeals
                                                                                                          Use arguments to criticise and defend
     The legal system and courts        Pre-trial procedure               Punishment, reformation and     viewpoints and make balanced and
                                                                          rehabilitation                  informed judgements.
     Legal profession and judiciary     Sources of law
                                                                          Tort including negligence and
     Contract law                       Evidence and burden of proof      defamation

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MODULE
Business studies                                                                                                              Gain an awareness and understanding
                                                                                                                              of the factors that influence business
Develop a comprehensive overview of the main                                                                                  organisations.
business functions and decision making in realistic
business contexts. You will study how businesses                                                                              Develop a broad understanding of
are organised, how they set and meet objectives and                                                                           business practices and the role played
how change, growth and personnel can be managed.                                                                              by particular people in the success of a
                                                                                                                              business.
       Business                             Law
                                                                                                                              Evaluate the effectiveness of various
                                                                                                                              approaches and marketing techniques.
     Business structures and cultures         Financial statements and                   Competitive influences
                                              cost-volume-profit analysis
     Business objectives and strategy                                                    Marketing communications
                                                                                                                              Strengthen your knowledge of key terms
                                              Cash forecast, cash flow and                                                    in business finance and develop your
     External influences on business          cash control                               Business operations and processes    abilities to calculate and manipulate data
                                                                                                                              to provide quantitative analysis.
     Stakeholders                             People management                          Quality management

     Business planning                        Marketing: objectives,                     Operational logistics
                                              strategies and techniques

MODULE
Mathematics
Build a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge. You
                                                                                                                              Develop specialist knowledge and
will cover key areas of pure mathematics and statistics
                                                                                                                              understanding of the language and
to develop a problem-solving approach. This module will
                                                                                                                              concepts used in mathematics.
prepare you for more advanced study at university.
                                                                                                                              Gain practical mathematical skills across
       Business                          Science & engineering                                Agricultural science            a range of core techniques and practices.

       Algebra and functions                      Exponentials and logarithms              Correlation and regression         Analyse and interpret data to tackle
                                                                                                                              complex mathematical problems.
       Quadratic and sketching functions          Differentiation, integration and         Probability and probability
                                                  radian measure                           distribution
                                                                                                                              Learn to gather information from a
       Arithmetic and geometric series
                                                  Coordinate geometry                      Discrete random variables          variety of sources including statistical data.
       Trigonometric functions, equations
       and identities                             Statistical problem-solving cycle        Binomial and normal distribution

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MODULE
Economics                                                                                                              Understand the fundamentals of
                                                                                                                       and the relationship between micro
Build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge                                                                      and macro-economics.
for the study of economics at a higher level. You will                                                                 Apply economics concepts to
learn about the core elements of micro and macro                                                                       describe, analyse and propose
economics and learn concepts and terminology                                                                           solutions to problems faced by
that are central to the study of this subject.                                                                         economies.
      Business                       Law                    Humanities                        Agricultural science     Understand the role of the
                                                                                                                       government in managing
     Free market economies              Market structures and failures            Globalisation and trade              economic changes.
     Demand, supply and elasticity      Government intervention                   International competitiveness
                                                                                                                       Develop your understanding of the
     Costs and revenues                 National economic policy                  Trade blocs and single currencies    value and limitations of economic
                                                                                                                       models in analysing the economy.

MODULE
Politics                                                                                                               Build on your knowledge and
Prepare for a politics or international relations                                                                      understanding of key political concepts
degree and gain a good understanding of the                                                                            and gain further specialist vocabulary.
system of politics and government in the UK, as well                                                                   Gain an understanding of the UK political
as the wider links to Europe and the wider world.                                                                      system and how it operates in theory and
                                                                                                                       practice.
        Humanities                   Law
                                                                                                                       Learn to communicate ideas about
      The UK political system,           Commons and Parliament                    Human rights and civil liberties    the UK political system effectively.
      democracy and elections
                                         Political parties and their ideologies    The European Union and Brexit
                                                                                                                       Learn about the evolution of political
      The British Constitution and
      constitutional principles          Devolution: Scotland, Wales               The relationship of power and       power in the UK over time.
                                         and Northern Ireland                      authority, state and government &
      The House of Lords, House of                                                 democracy and representation        Develop your analytical skills to form
                                                                                                                       balanced discussions on political concepts
                                                                                                                       in an informed and formal manner.
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MODULE
Sociology                                                                                                      Develop a critical understanding of our
                                                                                                               society and the world we live in.

Gain a fundamental understanding of key concepts and                                                           Learn how lives intersect with wider
theories involved in the sociology discipline. You will                                                        social processes and structures.
explore a range of societies in the world and strengthen
your understanding of sociological and cultural issues.                                                        Focus on key concepts like
                                                                                                               multiculturalism, crime and deviance,
       Law                      Humanities                                                                     inequality or families.

     Elements of contemporary            Sociology of identity            Ethnicity and gender
                                                                                                               Improve your abilities to research,
     sociological thought                                                                                      analyse and communicate complex data
                                         Sociological theories            Sociology of consumption, work and   and ideas.
     Quantitative and qualitative                                         education and family
                                         Class and power
     research methods                                                                                          Gain useful insights into social theories
                                                                                                               and evaluate complex arguments related
                                                                                                               to these concepts.

MODULE
Media studies
Gain the knowledge and skills to investigate and                                                               Discover global media of our times
discuss the role of media, communication and culture                                                           and how they reflect and shape our
in the world. You will understanding the theoretical                                                           society.
underpinning of key concepts and analyse these                                                                 Compare and contrast media theories
using practical examples and case studies.                                                                     to explain key concepts.

      Humanities                                                                                               Develop an awareness of cultural
                                                                                                               factors influencing the creation and
     Genre theory                        Semiotics                        Representation and stereotyping      process of communication.
     Narrative structure in film and     Marxism and post-Marxism         Future of television
                                                                                                               Develop analytical skills to review
     news media
                                         Identity politics and critical   Globalisation and cultural           and demonstrate an understanding of
     Theories of audience                pluralism                        imperialism                          factors that influence the production
                                                                                                               and consumption of media products.
     Branding: cultural values in a      How audiences and media are
     commercial context                  influenced by institutions
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MODULE
Chemistry
                                                                                                                Study the fundamentals of organic,
Learn the fundamentals of organic, physical and inorganic                                                       inorganic and physical chemistry.
chemistry. You will have the opportunity to develop your
skills through classroom-based teaching, problem-solving                                                        Develop your awareness of specific
seminars and laboratory-based practicals.                                                                       chemical facts, terminology and
                                                                                                                principles.
     Science & engineering                     Agricultural science
                                                                                                                Build on your analytical skills to assess
    Physical chemistry                Organic chemistry                    Oxidation, reduction and             the validity, reliability and credibility of
                                                                           redoxequations                       scientific information.
    Inorganic chemistry               Investigative and practical skills
                                                                           Energetics                           Gain useful laboratory experience and
                                                                                                                learn to analyse, interpret, explain and
                                                                                                                evaluate experiments.

MODULE
Physics
Gain a comprehensive overview of fundamental and applied                                                        Gain awareness and understanding
physics through classroom-based teaching of theory,                                                             of specialist terminology and classic
problem-solving seminars and laboratory-based practicals.                                                       concepts relating to physics, including
You will have numerous opportunities to link theory to                                                          quantum mechanics, electricity or
reality and prepare for higher level study at university.                                                       nuclear physics.

      Science & engineering                                                                                     Develop practical experience
                                                                                                                required to do simple laboratory physics
                                                                                                                experiments.
    Measurements and their errors     Mechanics and materials              Electro-magnetic and quantum
                                                                           phenomena
    Particles and radiation           Electricity                                                               Improve your abilities in interpretting
                                                                           Investigative and practical skills   the data from practical experiments in
    Waves                             Fields and their consequences
                                                                                                                the context of the relevant theories, and
                                                                                                                derive informed conclusions.

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MODULE
Agricultural science
                                                                                                               Assess the validity, reliability and
Develop an extensive theoretical and practical overview of                                                     credibility of scientific information within
the main areas of agricultural science from agribusiness to                                                    the field of agricultural science
biotechnology, and research innovative ways that emerging
technologies can be used in the future of agriculture.                                                         Apply scientific practices to the study
                                                                                                               of agriculture
      Agricultural science
                                                                                                               Make, record and communicate
     Scientific practices               Agricultural biotechnology        Applied animal and plant genetics    reliable and valid observations and
                                                                                                               measurements with appropriate precision
     Soil management                    Animal and plant genetics         Farming of animals
                                                                                                               and accuracy
     Plant and animal physiology        Crop production and management    Future practices in a zero waste
                                                                          circular bioeconomy
                                                                                                               Explain the various characteristics of
                                                                                                               soils and how to manage them

MODULE
Biology
                                                                                                               Understand the fundamentals of
Understand life processes and how organisms interact
                                                                                                               biology including biological facts,
in our surrounding environment. Explore themes like
                                                                                                               specialist terminology and principles.
molecular biology, environmental organisms or genetics and
biodiversity to prepare you for advanced study at university.                                                  Develop your critical thinking by
                                                                                                               assessing the validity, reliability and
      Science & engineering                                                                                    credibility of scientific information.

     Biological molecules               Genetics and biodiversity         Investigative and practical skills   Learn to record and communicate valid
                                                                                                               observations and measurements with
     Cells                              Organisms and their environment
                                                                                                               appropriate precision and accuracy.

                                                                                                               Gain useful laboratory experience and
                                                                                                               learn to analyse, interpret, explain and
                                                                                                               evaluate your methodology and results.

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                                                                                                                                                                           Bell Garden House &
                                                                                                                                                                           The Frank Bell Residence

Study in                                                                5 things to do in Cambridge                                                       Inspiring historic architecture

Cambridge                                                               1. Try punting - the most traditional Cambridge activity. The
                                                                           city is at its most beautiful when viewed from aboard a punt.
                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful landscapes
A world-class university city                                           2. Visit Grantchester Meadows - a perfect way to spend a
                                                                                                                                                          Famous University of Cambridge
                                                                           Summer’s afternoon. Have a picnic on the meadows, then
Cambridge is a historic university city with a                                                                                                            alumni include Charles Darwin
                                                                           visit The Orchard Tea Gardens for a traditional cream tea.
global reputation for academic excellence.                                                                                                                and Isaac Newton
Over a fifth of its residents are students, giving                      3. Go shopping - find everything from well-known brands to
the city a modern, cosmopolitan feel, and the                              chic independent stores and local arts and crafts.
streets are full of fascinating museums, diverse                                                                                                          World-class arts and culture
restaurants and quirky shops.                                           4. Walk along ‘The Backs’ - stroll along the historic backs of
                                                                           the Cambridge colleges and follow in the footsteps of their
                                                                           world-famous alumni.                                                           Close to London with good
                                                                                                                                                          transport links
                                                                        5. Enjoy some entertainment - watch live music or a play at
                                                                           one of the city’s theatres and venues. If you’re here in the
                                                                           Summer, don’t miss the chance to see a Shakespeare play in                     Over 200 cafés, bars, pubs
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A historic school set in beautiful grounds                                 IELTS exam preparation      Large learning centre                                                                     London Luton                             65km
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                                                                           Cambridge Exam              Two computer rooms             and copying                                                St Pancras Eurostar                      90km
Our Cambridge school offers a picturesque study                            preparation
environment and a supportive student community.                                                        On-site sports facilities      Games room with table                                      London Heathrow                          115km
                                                                           Skills                                                     tennis, computer games,
Located within easy reach of the historic city centre, it                                              Disabled access/facilities                                                                London Gatwick                           154km
                                                                                                                                      pool table and TV
features impressive study, social and leisure facilities                   1-to-1 tuition
including a large contemporary learning centre, student                                                Prayer room
                                                                                                                                      30 contemporary air-
games room and indoor and outdoor dining areas. The school                 Business skills
                                                                                                       Dining room and outside        conditioned classrooms
has also got large gardens surrounding the school.                                                                                    with interactive whiteboards
                                                                           Courses for groups          eating area, serving hot
It offers a full on-campus experience with two on-site                                                 & cold food
                                                                           University Foundation
residence accommodation for students.
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