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INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRES

Pathway Programmes to University Academic Excellence, Pathways to Success

ACADEMY


CONTENT

Welcome to WE Bridge International Study Centres 4. Pembrokeshire College 5. WE Bridge Academy 7. A-Levels 8. Why Study With Pembrokeshire College 9. Entry Requirements 10. AS/A2 Study Programme Choices 11. Progression 13. International Academic Student Support 14. Boarding Plus 15. Fees And Booking 16. International Foundation Programme 17 Entry Requirements 18 Progression 19. Trips, Activities & Testimonials 20. Fees 21. IELTS Preparation at WE Bridge Cardiff 22. Why Study IELTS at WE Bridge Academy 23. Fees

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PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE

Situated in one of the UK’s official areas of “outstanding beauty” Pembrokeshire College is located just six miles from the UK’s only Coastal National Park, with its award-winning coastline full of beaches, coastal walks and surf. The surrounding town of Haverfordwest is truly a wonderful place to study boasting over 1,000 years of history. With its amazing facilities including centres of innovation, energy and construction, fabrication and marine engineering, beauty, catering and hospitality and more, this really is a college that stands out for the quality of its provision. Its latest addition is the newly built CAMPUS 6, a state of the art campus designed specifically to meet and exceed the needs of A-level students from both the UK and overseas. It contains science laboratories, modern classrooms, a self-study area, sports and fitness suites along with a Starbucks coffee shop! Along with the latest technology and innovative teaching methods this A-level centre provides nothing less than a first-class learning experience for its students.

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ACADEMY

WE Bridge International Study Centres exist to provide courses that deliver quality pathways to universities in the UK and overseas. We ensure our students’ success by providing excellence in our academic provision. Our centre, WE Bridge Academy in Cardiff and the centre that we represent, Pembrokeshire College, in Haverfordwest are both situated in Wales. Academic Excellence, Pathways to Success .5


WE BRIDGE ACADEMY IN CARDIFF Located on floor ten of Southgate House, an executive business building that overlooks the centre of Cardiff, WE Bridge Academy is a five-minute walk from the main train station. Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, and is the world’s closest capital city to London, only 2 hours away by car or train. Two recent quality of life surveys by the European Union have named Cardiff as the third-best capital city in Europe and as one of the best European cities. In addition, living in Cardiff represents excellent value for money, with the cost of living 34% lower than that of London. Cardiff is clean and friendly with a very low crime rate and is even ranked as the number one most peaceful major urban area in the UK (The UK Peace Index 2013). The Academy offers a professional, supportive and friendly environment for its students, including: Modern Facilities Student lounge with state-of -the-art drinks machine Free Wi-Fi Spacious classrooms equipped with modern technology Library Multi-faith prayer room and washing facilities Concierge and security service

Cardiff is only 2 hours away from London

Above all, the Academy prides itself on the quality of its staff to deliver outstanding teaching and support for its students.

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A-LEVELS – PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE

WE Bridge International Study Centres represents Pembrokeshire College, which has been teaching international students on its A-level programme since 1992. Our new campus, extensive experience and exceptional results ensure that our students experience excellence in education whilst living in a truly inspiring and beautiful setting. This programme promises quality preparation for our students’ future success.

Course length: 2 years, full-time

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WHY STUDY WITH PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE

Receiving international students for 25 years Between 2015 and 2016 almost 400 students progressed to university. Overall pass rate 100% (UK comparator 98.1%) A*-B Grades 51% A*/A grade 25% 80% of science and maths entries achieved A*/C grades. New ÂŁ7 Million state of the art A-level campus Modern classrooms Gym Superfast Wi-Fi Sports hall & cardio suite Small class sizes Situated in one of the safest and most beautiful places in the UK Specialist university application support Careers advice Extra tuition hours per subject All A-level students receive UCAS (University & Colleges Application Service) support

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students wishing to study A-levels at Pembrokeshire College will be required to gain a minimum of 5 GCSE’s/IGCSE’s at grades A-C to include English, Mathematics and/or Science, dependent on the subjects chosen. Additionally, students will normally be required to have a minimum GCSE/IGCSE grade B in the subject or related subject being studied at A-level. Entry grades for Psychology require a grade B in Mathematics and English.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS All applicants are required to have completed secondary school to a good level of attainment. If secondary education in the students’ country ends at the age of 18 then they should have studied in high school up to the age 16 before commencing studies at the College.

International students are expected to have completed Academic IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each component).

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AS/A2 STUDY PROGRAMME CHOICES

Students can choose three or four A-levels. All students must attend the essential studies qualifications (ESQ) over two years.

Art - Fine Art Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computer Science Drama Economics English Language & Literature English Literature

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French Further Maths Geography History Physics Politics Psychology Religious Studies

Sociology Spanish Law Mathematics Media Studies Music Photography Physical Education


PROGRESSION Pembrokeshire College has established a strong reputation for preparing students for entry to top universities both in the UK and overseas and specialises in equipping students with the knowledge to undertake degrees in the following disciplines:

MEDICINE DENTISTRY VETERINARY SCIENCE HEALTH CARE ENGINEERING ECONOMICS FINANCE BUSINESS MATHS LAW

IN THE PICTURE: (LEFT TO RIGHT)

Students from Pembrokeshire College have progressed to top universities including the Russell Group Universities and they are proud to say that their students generally receive offers from their first and/or second choice university.

BACK ROW: Blue Bishop: Chemical Engineering, Swansea University Christian Bishop: Geology, University of Leicester FRONT ROW: Georgia Greary: Medicine, UWE Bristol Leah Palmer: Environmental Engineering, Swansea University Yige Sun: Life Sciences, University of Dundee Chloe Antonen: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Loughborough University

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PROGRESSION We pride ourselves on our specialist programme that gives students access to the best advice and support when preparing their university applications. Our students have progressed to top universities including the Russell Group Universities and we are proud to say that our students generally receive offers from their first and /or second choice university. Between 2015 and 2016 almost 400 students progressed to university. Below are just some of the STEM destinations: “I’m so happy about my results. Thank you for everything in these two years.” Wang Ruotian, now studying at Edinburgh University Daniel Ash: Architecture, University of Reading Loushaney Baker: Dietetics, Plymouth University Sarah Baggs: Medicine, University of Exeter Chloe Barrett: Nursing (Adult), Cardiff University Harry Bevan: Computer Science, Swansea University Sarah Brown: Nursing (Adult), Swansea University Patrick Bunker: Natural Sciences, University of Chester Adam Bynon: Forensic Science, University of South Wales Andrea Chandy: Global Health and Social Medicine, Kings College London Joseph Coombe: Physics, University of Bristol Sarah Cooper: Forensic Science, University of the West of England, Bristol Kate Davies: Forensic Psychology University of Worcester Thomas Denman: Computer Science, Swansea University Ella Delaney: Veterinary Science, University of Bristol 12. Academic Excellence, Pathways to Success

Rhian Devonald: Sociology and Criminology, Cardiff University David Fletcher: Forensic Biology, University of South Wales Adman Greenhal: Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff University Grant Hughes: Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol Oliver Hughes: Electrical Engineering, University of South Wales Alexandra Jowett: Medicine, Queens University Belfast Andreas Kappus: Computer Science, University of South Wales Wei Aun Lim: Biomedical Engineering, The University of Strathclyde Nicholas Livermore: Mechanical Engineering, Cardiff University Emily Longden: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Cardiff University Alexander MacCallum: Marine Biology, Swansea University Jennifer Miles: Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath Christopher Morris: Applied Computing, Swansea Metropolitan University

Medicine, science and engineering are popular degree routes for students studying A-levels at the College.

Benjamin Pepper: Physics with Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London Lily Perkins: Midwifery, University of Nottingham Dannie Phillips: Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Leeds Drew Phillpot: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of West London Rupert Pope: Architectural Technology, Sheffield Hallam University Leighton Price: Chemistry, Keele University Garon Skyrme: Micro Biology, Cardiff University Osian Smith: Computer Science, Swansea University Maxwell Sparey: Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Leeds Martha Walters: Medical Pharmacology, Cardiff University Samuel White: Robotics, Plymouth University


INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC STUDENT SUPPORT One extra hour per A-level subject, increasing by subject from a standard four hours per week to five hours per week Ad-hoc one-to-one tutorials where required Four hours of English Language Proficiency Support to achieve desired score for progression into university Supervised study sessions to ensure students are keeping on top of their independent work. Access to More Able and Talented (MAT) mentoring system for university application preparation. Study Skills Advisors on hand to help with assignment planning and proof-reading Electronic individual learning plan Mentoring by external specialists Aspirational target setting Mock interviews with an Oxbridge consultant Event for Russell Group & Oxbridge applicants Attendance at Vet Med & Medlink conferences SEREN network activities Access to Villiers Park courses

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BOARDING PLUS Boarding Plus is a fully catered service comprising of the following: Safe and supported transition into living in the UK. All meals provided through a combination of lunch at the College and two meals at the accommodation on a week day and three meals on weekends and holidays at the host family. Airport pick up and drop off on designated days and times at the start and end of the academic year. Pick up and drop off facility from host families to college in the morning and evening. Access to fully equipped fitness centre 7 days a week. Trips and activities. No Extra Charge for accommodation during Half Terms, Easter and Christmas Holidays.

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FEES AND BOOKING Service

Cost per year Fee (£)

A-level Course 3/4 A-levels can be taken from a choice of 25 subjects

8,400

International Academic Student Support Programme

1,400

Boarding Plus

10,000

Total fees to be paid

19,800

For more information please request the Pembrokeshire College International A level brochure here: webisc@we-bridge.co.uk STUDENTS CAN APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE COLLEGE BY COMPLETING AN APPLICATION FORM AND SUBMITTING IT TO: international@pembrokeshire.ac.uk OR You can apply through: webisc@we-bridge.co.uk

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INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME AT WE BRIDGE ACADEMY

The WE Bridge Academy International Foundation Programme (IFP) has been specifically designed for international students who want to study for an undergraduate degree but do not have British A-level qualifications (Year 13).

Course length: 6 or 9 months, full time (USP’s)

Small class sizes

Individual study plans and progression reports

Personal tutor

Regular formative and summative testing

UCAS Advice

Two intake dates: September and January

Guaranteed entry routes to 5 Universities

Pre-university qualification

Access to over 45 Universities in the UK

An average 93% of students progress to University

Access to Universities in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS September intake: A minimum overall grade of IELTS 4.5 with no individual element lower than 4.0, or equivalent. January intake: A minimum overall grade of IELTS 5.5 with no individual element lower than 5.0, or equivalent. PLUS evidence of a successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.

Pathways Business, Accounting and Economics Computing and Programming Engineering Science A supplementary IELTS Preparation module is available on request and for an additional fee.

Preparatory English Programme (PEP) for IFP Students who wish to join the IFP but do not meet the English proficiency requirements may join the intensive Preparatory English Programme in September and progress onto the IFP in January. To begin this course, students will need an Intermediate level of English (CEFR B1).

Course length: 3 months, full time 25 hours per week (September - December).

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UNIVERSITY PROGRESSION University partners recognising the WE Bridge Academy internal IFP (these universities have done an independent mapping process of our own IFP): Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK), University of South Wales (UK) Guaranteed entry routes for NCC accredited IFP: Bangor University (UK), Birmingham City University (UK), University of Derby (UK). Liverpool Hope University (UK), Carroll University (USA), CQU University (Australia), Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland) and the National College of Ireland (Ireland) Standard entry routes via progression agreements or UCAS: Over 60 standard entry routes to universities in the UK, Australia, Canada and the USA including Aston University (UK), Cardiff University (UK), University of Leeds (UK), University of Nottingham (UK), University of the West of England and the University of York (UK). For more details of our International Foundation Programme, please email info@we-bridge.co.uk and request a brochure. For an up-to-date list of universities which accept the NCC accredited IFP please visit: www.nccedu.com/become-a-student/university-progression/

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SOCIAL PROGRAMME In addition, we are proud to offer all of our students access to a superb social programme, which gives our students the opportunity to engage in a range of social, cultural and sporting activities, as well as practice their English skills, with learners from around the world. Our social programme helps our students to fully experience the incredible history, rich culture and stunning scenery that Wales has to offer. Testimonials & Comments From Accreditation Providers ‘’ The teachers are good and the staff are helpful. ‘’ Jassim

‘’ The college is very good because it has the best teachers. ‘’ Abdulaziz

‘’It helped me a lot and I learned new things which will help me in university. ‘’ Abdullah

NCC Education inspection report: “We-Bridge Academy is an experienced and a fully accredited NCC Education partner centre offering our International Foundation Year Diploma designed specifically for the needs of international students seeking entry into great British Universities. We are proud to work with them and we have no hesitation in recommending them to prospective students.”

ISI: ‘’Most students studying on IFP progress to UK university courses which fulfils their aims and objectives. ‘’ ‘’Pastoral support for students is excellent. All staff are approachable, friendly and helpful.’’

British Council: Students on the IFP receive regular academic reports. There was a purposeful learning atmosphere in every class and students were engaged and focused. Academic Excellence, Pathways to Success.19


FEES A £4,000 deposit is payable in advance. This will be used to cover the initial period of the International Foundation Programme. Course Fee: £14,000

ACCOMMODATION HOMESTAY Homestay accommodation Starts at £135 per week (with breakfast and evening meal) and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. The first two week’s cost of the accommodation needs to be paid in advance and is non-refundable, even in the event of cancellation.

RESIDENTIAL Residential accommodation starts at £135 per week (without meals) Please contact the college for availability

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IELTS PREPARATION AT WE BRIDGE CARDIFF Our Academic IELTS exam preparation programme at WE Bridge Academy provides a combination of general English tuition to help our students develop the four essential skills of language communication: speaking, listening, reading and writing and intensive preparation for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. These classes are delivered in a professional and supportive environment designed to maximise student progress. Students will also have to opportunity to practise their English with native speakers in our ‘English Beyond the Classroom’ lessons in which students use their English communication skills for real-life communication in and around Cardiff.

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and is designed to assess the academic English language skills that the student will use in while studying through the medium of English.

The IELTS test has an excellent international reputation, and is recognised and accepted by the majority of universities. The IELTS preparation programme at WE Bridge Academy is specifically designed to help those planning to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level in an English-speaking country.

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WHY STUDY IELTS AT WE BRIDGE ACADEMY? Experienced staff Learning strategies for dealing with each aspect of the IELTS examination Students are placed in the most suitable class depending on their level of English and the overall IELTS band score they are hoping to achieve Levels available Pre-Intermediate ( B1), Intermediate (B1+), Upper Intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1) Hours available 10 hours IELTS preparation with 15 hours General English per week IELTS preparation lessons only Mixed-nationality classes Average class size of 12 Individual learning plans for every student Continuous student assessment and testing Monthly tutorials to discuss each student’s progress and learning needs Recognised by almost all UK universities Students can enrol any Monday in the year (apart from Bank Holidays) and study for as many weeks as they choose and for as long as their visa allows

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FEES

15 hours General English plus 10 hours’ examination preparation

£338 per week £1,352 per month £150 per week

10 hours IELTS preparation only £600 per month Course is fee payable in advance. NOTE: IELTS preparation lessons are only available in the afternoon Recommended course period 9 months Students can enrol on any Monday in the year (apart from Bank Holidays) and study for as many weeks as they choose and for as long as their visa allows A course registration fee of £125 will be applied and includes the price of the students first General English coursebook. Students will have to pay £35for any subsequent General English coursebooks. Students will be required to pay £35 for their first and each subsequent IELTS book. Examination fees are not included in the course fees ACCOMMODATION Homestay Homestay accommodation Starts at £135 per week (with breakfast and evening meal) and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. The first two week’s cost of the accommodation needs to be paid in advance and is non-refundable, even in the event of cancellation. Residential Residential accommodation starts at £135 per week (without meals) Please contact the college for availability

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WE BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRES EMAIL: webisc@we-bridge.co.uk WEBSITE: we-bridge.co.uk

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PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE EMAIL: international@pembrokeshire.ac.uk WEBSITE: international.pembrokeshire.ac.uk

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