Letter from the Principal
As a trusted member of our growing BIC community, I’m reaching out to you personally to inform you of some important and exciting news.
There is no doubt that the current landscape is proving challenging for everyone in the education sector. As a college dedicated to student excellence and career enhancement, the health and safety of our students is our #1 priority. To this end, we are following government guidelines and education sector good practice in order to prepare Bristol International College to welcome students for an on-campus experience starting in August 2021.
We fully understand that not everyone will feel confident enough to embark on a study-abroad experience as early as August 2021 and therefore, in consultation with the University of London, we have developed an online version of the University of London International Foundation Programme which will ensure the high standards and quality of education that you and your clients would expect while allowing the students to study in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
In this way, we will continue to provide all our students with the 1-year high school level pathway that will take them to the UK or international university of their choice with an education that is not compromised or diluted in any way.
We remain resolved and dedicated to opening the physical buildings of Bristol International College in August 2021, once the situation has stabilized, but for those students who are not able to join us in person, the Online IFP is the ideal solution for bridging that gap and not wasting a whole year!
We ask everyone to remain strong and vigilant during these difficult times and together we will come through it stronger and more unified.
Bristol International College
Bristol International College (BIC) is a University of London Recognised Teaching Centre approved to teach the International Foundation Programme (IFP)
IFP is an academic study programme for students aged 16-18 who wish to access leading UK and international universities
BIC Online will offer a 30-week virtual IFP starting in August 2021 and concluding with the IFP exams at the end of April 2022. Tuition will be delivered via a tried and tested online platform with a structured timetable to cover all Time Zones; all lessons recorded and downloadable; highly-qualified and experienced online tutors
UK IFP 2019: pass rate = 85% / university progression rate = 100%
UK universities offering the most places to IFP students:
1) CASS Business School *(#5 UK Business School)
2) King’s College London *(7)
3) University of Manchester *(8)
4) Queen Mary, University of London *(12)
5) Durham University *(15)
6) Royal Holloway, University of London *(34)
7) London School of Economics and Political Science *(5)
8) University of Edinburgh *(6)
*(2020 UK university rankings from “The Times Higher Education”)
IFP students study 4 courses from: Business and Management, Mathematics and Statistics, Pure Mathematics, Economics, Accounting and Finance, International Relations and Law
BIC Online also provides: additional one-to-one IFP course support; EAL & IELTS tuition; UCAS application support; Guest Speakers from industry & universities; English Etiquette development
The BIC Online IFP includes exclusive access to the University of London’s online library and VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)