Each module is assessed on the basis of termly modular examinations and on the basis of assignments submitted as part of the course. Each module is assessed out of 100. The minimum mark required to pass a module is 40% which gives a grade &#x2018;E&#x2019;. 80% (plus) is required for a grade &#x2018;A&#x2019;.
Progress reports and regular feedback are provided to develop your learning in weekly tutorials.
At the end of the course a certificate is awarded detailing the results of each subject.
Saint Michael&#x2019;s College is regularly inspected by the British Council for its English language provision. The school is also inspected by the DCFS and by local Social Services.
Students must be aged 17 or over and have successfully completed the appropriate High School certificate in their own country and have one or more of the following English language qualifications:
&#x2022;TOEFL 470 &#x2022; IELTS 4.5 &#x2022; Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) &#x2022; GCSE or IGCSE English
FOUNDATION COURSE DATES
The Course takes place over three academic terms, as follows:
&#x2022; Autumn term Mid-September to late December
&#x2022; Spring term Early January to Easter &#x2022; Summer term Easter to mid-June
Please note that there are no half-term holidays. The full length of the course is 34 weeks. There is normally a three week holiday at Christmas and at Easter.
APPLICATION TO UNIVERSITY
Saint Michael&#x2019;s College provides a one-to-one guidance service for students applying to university. This includes advice on choosing the most appropriate university and course, help in completing applications forms, practice interviews and a specially written university application guide.
There are regular visits from universities to the College and opportunities for students to visit those universities on Open Days.
We also hold a university open day in the autumn term each year so students can chat face to face with university staff
We have reached agreements with a number of UK Universities who will either automatically accept our students once they have succesfully completed the course or will give them favourable application status. Tese universities include:
Oxford Brookes University University of Westminster Brighton University Regents Business College Anglia Ruskin University University of Buckingham University College Worcester London Metropolitan University
University of Bath Birmingham University Bournemouth University University of Coventry University of Arts, London Durham University University of Wales, Swansea University of Central England Manchester Metropolitan University London School of Economics (LSE) Warwick University Kings College London Cardiff University
Aberystwyth University University of Wales Institute, Cardiff University of Wales, Newport Middlesex University Nottingham Trent University University of Lincoln University of Luton Trinity College, Carmarthen
Students in the past have also received offers from other non-partner universities. Tese include:
Greenwich University Nottingham University Bristol University Liverpool University University of Manchester Kingston University University of Malta Galway University Coventry University University of Hertfordshire University of East Anglia University of Surrey University of Aberdeen
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