家長都知道英國有好多大學都會提供大學基礎班（Foundation），但究竟是不是所有Foundation都有 Guarantee Progression？而Guarantee Progression 又是什麼？
我先解釋究竟什麼是 Guarantee Progression，Guarantee Progression 是只要學生完成Foundation，並且達到學校的要求，便可以保證升讀原校一年級，而學生及家長均可在學校網站及Prospectus上查看到升讀原校的要求。
至於怎樣分辦學校有沒有提供 Guarantee Progression？只要學校的網站或Prospectus 上清楚列明每科的升讀成績要求，便證明了學校保證學生可升讀原校。
普遍學校都會要求學生 Foundation 的總成績必須取得60 - 75%或以上便可銜接大學一年級課程。
以Lancaster University 的經濟學為例，Foundation總成績及數學成績必須達至70%，英文成績達至60% 才可以升讀原校一年級。
至於是不是每一間都提供 Guarantee Progression？有少部份的Foundation 並沒有保證學生完成課程後可直升原校，所以家長及學生在選擇 Foundation 時要特別小心，尤其是名校的Foundation。
有很多家長都會問有關 LSE的Foundation，LSE確實有寫 Foundation課程，亦有與其他學院合作，而課程亦沿用了 LSE 特別寫的 Syllabus，但卻不保證學生完成課程後可直升LSE。
因此家長及學生在選擇課程時，應將學校有否提供 Guarantee Progression 納入考慮範圍。
相信大家都有聽過大學基礎班課程（Foundation），但很多人對國際一年級課程（International Year 1） 都不太了解。許多家長及學生都會將International Year 1 及香港的Diploma 課程作出比較，然而當中卻存在一些誤解。
那究竟什麼是International Year 1？與香港的Diploma 一樣嗎？
1. International Year 1 只須修讀一年
跟Foundation 一樣，International Year 1亦是一個國際課程，所以同學都會是來至世界各地的。
分別在於International Year 1 的收生標準比大學一年級低，DSE只要取得大概 433，UKVI IETLS 有5.5以上便可入讀。然而提供International Year 1 的學校及科目不多，學生可選擇的相對地少，所以這課程會比較適合目標清晰的學生。
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