Advanced Level Foundation and Guaranteed Offer / A-level Specialist Medical Preparation Programme
Kings Education is now offering excellent pathways for students wishing to pursue a career in Medicine. Students now have 2 options; they can either follow the traditional route and join Kings’ A-level Programme or now can pursue an accelerated route and join Kings’ 1 year Advanced Level Foundation.
A-levels are widely regarded as the “Gold Standard” qualification for entry to top universities, both in the UK and around the world. At Kings, they offer a 6 term A-level programme on both September and January intake dates. With extremely small classes, on average 5 students (maximum of 10). Kings provides expert, individualized tuition and support to all their students, and year on year have extremely strong progression outcomes. Prospective medical students will take 3-4 subjects, including Maths, Biology and Chemistry and alongside the specialist Kings Medical Preparation Programme, specifically designed to guide students in all aspects of their application including, UKCAT test preparation, interview practice, and even special study sessions at the University of Oxford School of Medicine. Please see more information about this programme attached and a video here.
The Kings Advanced Level Foundation is a rigorous programme assured by Pearson (EdExcel), an A-level examination board. It is based on the A-level syllabuses, taught by A-level teachers, assessed against A-levels and moderated by an independent Advisory Board of external examiners. As such, it is one of the most highly academic and successful pathways to the UK’s leading universities. This programme can lead to two Medical Schools in the UK and all students following this route will also benefit from the Medical Preparation Programme:
a. Aston University Medical School is a brand new medical school opening in 2018. All students on the Advanced Level Foundation Programme can now get a Guaranteed Offer to Aston University. Students will need to achieve 75% on the Kings Foundation, which is equivalent to AAA at A-level. Within the Aston University Guaranteed Offer Programme, students will have the opportunity to attend a residential trip to the university where they will have the opportunity to meet with professors, have taster lectures and receive detailed support with their UCAS application. In addition to this, students will receive a complimentary 1 day UKCAT Preparation course at the beginning of their course to ensure they are successful in this part of the application process.
b. University of Central Lancashire Medical School is a private institution, which primarily encourages international student applications. Students who have studied on the Kings Advanced Level Foundation Programme can apply and will need to achieve a final grade of 70% to gain a place. The UKCAT test is not required for an application to UCLan Medical School, so students need only achieve the above grade, along with IELTS 7.0 and submit a strong personal statement.
*Please note that both of the above Medical Schools are currently undergoing accreditation with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK, however students who graduate will have equal opportunity to apply for the additional 2-year Foundation Programme, an integrated training programme for all newly qualified doctors. During this time, universities will finalise their registration with the GMC and students will then be qualified to practice in their own country.
Offers can be made based on predicted grades. Kings can issue the offer within 24-48 hours of receiving a completed application but please do note that for the Advanced Level Foundation all students will require a UKVI IELTS for the General Student Visa.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about these pathways.
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Rafflesia Education Group