Students graduate from a unique pathway program at Taunton
The unique alternative path to the best institutions allows international students to complete an international foundation year at the UK County School of Somerset.
Three students – Tricey Agbolu from Ghana, Paul Paclot from France and Jarry Wang from Hong Kong – passed the IFY course with a 100% success rate.
“I am so proud of Tricey, Paul and Jarry, who have worked incredibly hard to bring such fantastic offerings to their dream universities,” said Adrian Hallworth, Principal of Taunton School International.
The three students received offers from the University of Kent and the University of Reading in the UK as well as Canadian universities HEC Montreal and the University of Montreal.
“These students have paved the way for others to follow in their footsteps, and I can’t wait to see where their Taunton experience takes them next.”
Taunton is one of two UK schools that offer the Core Year, which includes an English for Academic Purposes module to ensure students are prepared for college level courses.
Taunton’s program also offers its own pre-foundation year, which provides the skills and qualifications needed for 16 or 17 year olds to enter IFY the following year.
“IFY and our own Pre-FY are ideal for international students planning to study any business-related subject at university.”
“The IFY and our own Pre-FY are ideal for international students planning to study any business-related subject at university: economics, accounting, business studies and financial management,” Hallworth added.
Tricey, who will be attending the University of Kent, said the business aspect of the course has provided her with “a clear path to study at university.”
“The PAE element gives me an advantage over people who go through the normal A-level route because I was taught to write college-level essays and courses,” she added.