April 22, 2019

GSM London’s Integrated Foundation Year

A class of foundation year students

Whether you are starting higher education fresh out of A Levels or returning as a mature student, GSM London’s Foundation Year is designed to boost the confidence of students and ease the transition to undergraduate level studying.

Taster Modules

This programme consists of modules that have been designed to help develop your core skills in English, numeracy, computing and also effectiveness in the business world.

The integrated Foundation Year is not an access programme and automatically registers you onto your chosen degree once you have passed all modules. However, it consists of two subject specific modules that give students an idea of what they will be studying over the next 3 years, or less if studying a 2 year accelerated degree. It is well known that it is not uncommon for students within their first year of study to have the sudden realisation that maybe they aren’t as interested in their chosen courses as they initially thought. By undergoing these programme specific modules it helps students to decide at an earlier stage whether the degree they chose is actually well suited to them.

Strengths based approach

GSM London understands that every student is different with varied skills, motivations and aspirations. Taking that into consideration we have moved away from the more traditional approach to learning which focuses on areas that we are not so good at in order to fix them. GSM London has adopted a strengths-based approach to learning instead; finding the skill set of each student at the very beginning using Gallops strengths finder, and use these strengths as building blocks for further success.

As well as all the academic advantages, enrolling on to the Foundation Year is a good way to get a feel for the institution you are studying at and truly understanding how things work. The advantage of doing so is that once you progress to levels 4, 5 and 6 of your degree you will know exactly who to go to for support and where to access the right resources. Also, you would have adapted your learning style to better fit the method of teaching used in lectures and tutorials.

What our students say

samson2day‘The Fast track degree with the Foundation Year programme was very informative and allowed me to acquire all the skills necessary to be successful and boosted my confidence. It truly prepares you academically, but with a focus on personal confidence.’

Samson Dauda
Extended Bsc (Hons) Business Management degree (with integrated Foundation Year)

You can see the full list of courses offered at GSM London with an integrated Foundation Year on the Bachelor’s Degree Extended Programme page.



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