Our Pre-Foundation Year is a one-year course, providing international students with the necessary skills and qualifications to access our NCUK International Foundation Year.
The Pre-Foundation Year is designed for students who have a keen interest in the world of Business and Economics. The programme is tailored to the needs of individual students and is designed to provide the ideal preparation for the second-year course, when students move on to the NCUK International Foundation Year.
The Pre-Foundation Year provides international students with an outstanding all-round education, comprising a rigorous and challenging curriculum alongside a wide and varied extra-curricular programme, which includes sport, music, art, drama, after-school clubs and societies, lectures, and weekend trips
Taunton School International has been welcoming international students for more than 100 years. Our beautiful traditional English campus provides the perfect setting for students to gain an outstanding education.
With a close-knit community of boarders, with 10 boarding houses for boarders aged 7 to 18. Each house has its own unique history, identity, and community. They all share outstanding pastoral care, inviting and spacious rooms, and a fantastic range of modern facilities.
Students are based on our Taunton School International (TSI) campus (part of the whole school campus), which means all of our students enjoy numerous opportunities to integrate with the Senior School Sixth Form students, for example, in sport, music, art, drama, clubs, house competitions and weekend trips.
Taunton School offers its students a wealth of opportunities for their international students. Study the Pre-Foundation Course for £14,750 per term (x3 terms per school year). Fees are inclusive of all on-site food, boarding, laundry, a selection of trips and activities and uniform.
Tricey is studying at the University of Kent after completing the IFY course at Taunton School International.
“The thing that really appealed to me about this course was the fact that it was really business-focused and it provided me a clear pathway for studying at university. The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) element gives me an advantage over people who follow the normal A-level pathway, as I have been taught how to write university-standard essays and coursework. It was also great to be able to get involved in extra-curricular activities while on the course – I got to play cricket, take part in The Duke of Edinburgh Award and I also organized charity events and volunteered in forest management. I cannot wait to begin the next step of my academic journey at the University of Kent, and I don’t believe I would have received my offers without the help and assistance from my teachers at Taunton School.”
Jarry is now attending the University of Reading after completing the IFY course at Taunton School International.
“This course is the most appropriate pathway for me to get to university.I really liked how the coursework element of the course helped me to learn how to study independently, and the teachers at Taunton School have been incredibly supportive.I’ve learned how to manage my time wisely and have learned about time management generally, which is going to be vital when I go to the University of Reading next year.I chose the course because I want to work within my family business in China or set up my own business in the future, and this course has been the perfect preparation for that.”
Paul completed the IFY course in 2021 and went on to study Business at HEC Montreal in Canada.
“One of the things that really appealed to me about the course is the fact that it really guides you through the preparations for university. Thanks to the teachers at Taunton School, I felt supported every day with my classes and homework. I feel ready for the next step in my education in Canada now and that is because of the IFY course.”