UFP is broadly the equivalent of A-level
Bosworth offers a one-year course to international students who are seeking entry to university. Usually, candidates have completed the first year of A-level or if arriving directly from overseas, an equivalent programme in their home country. Just as with A-levels, students specialise in 3 elective subjects alongside core mathematics, English and use of IT.
UK NARIC reviewed the programme in December 2018, acknowledging the “continuing high quality of attention to detail and rigour of the UFP.”
UK NARIC is the designated United Kingdom national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills. It performs this official function on behalf of the UK Government.
UK NARIC observed in the December 2018 review that “the core components of the UFP remain broadly comparable with GCE A-levels. The Bosworth UFP is designed and taught at A-level standard and continues to be further developed to assure consistent comparability against GCE A-level across all subjects and future examination sittings.”
The Bosworth team felt confident that UK NARIC would acknowledge the college’s very high standards because of its history of excellent university placements for UFP students. In the past, UFP students have been accepted onto prestigious university courses at institutions, including those in the Russell Group, such as Bristol, Manchester, York, Newcastle and Queen Mary University of London.
This year has been no exception. In June, when the results had been ratified Elizaveta (Lisa) was over-joyed to learn that she had been awarded the very highest result – a Distinction. Lisa, from Riga in Latvia, has now secured her place at King’s College London to study Psychology, meeting her goal when she arrived at Bosworth in January 2018 to join an intensive 6-month AS course prior to the UFP. Lisa’s comment that “Every day, I find out something new and learn a bit more” has proved to provide her with the perfect approach for success.
Two Merit awards were made this year, to Bogdan from Russia and Yi Wen Lu from China.
Bogdan intends to study Business Management with Marketing at the University of Greenwich and Yi Wen Materials awaits confirmation of his acceptance to study Materials Science with Engineering at the University of Sheffield, a Russell Group university.
Former UFP students tell Bosworth staff that the course has provided them with excellent foundations for success on their undergraduate programmes. The strong work-ethic, attention to detail, requirement for punctuality and requirement for hard work that was instilled at Bosworth, alongside the fun of mixing with bright, ambitious young people from all around the world in a caring and supportive community, makes the transition to university easy and successful.
Lisa, Bogdan, Mr Chris Somerfield and Mrs Angela Beckett.