Bell expands university pathway programmes

21 July, 2014


Bell, a UK-based provider of English language and academic programmes, has announced an expansion of its university pathway provision, with new streams in Science and Art & Design from next year.



The Bell Cambridge school, which will be hosting new pathway streams next year

The new programmes add to the existing Bell pathway portfolio of: Business, Accounting & Finance, Law and Humanities, and are designed to prepare international students for UK university study and provide a “fast but rigorous route” for those who need to complete an education. The courses combine academic skills, subject tuition, Ielts preparation and university application guidance.

Commenting on the new Cambridge-based Science Pathway, Frank Pinner, Principal of Bell Cambridge, said, “Over 20,000 non-EU students choose science and engineering degrees at university in the UK each year. Our goal is to ensure our students have the English, academic skills and subject knowledge to gain places at, and more importantly succeed at, university.

The Science Pathway will be a local collaboration, Pinner explained. “We are delivering our Science Pathway in partnership with a local sixth-form college, who are building a superb, brand new teaching facility complete with science laboratories, close to the Bell school. This dual-campus programme gives students a unique study experience where they will learn alongside local Cambridge students as well as with classmates at Bell from around the world.”

The Art & Design Pathway, meanwhile, will be added to the course portfolio at the Bell London school. The Business Pathway will also be available in London from September.

Bell has partnerships with 15 UK universities and boasts a 100 per cent progression record, including to Russell Group universities, it said in a company statement.

Bell Sales & Marketing Director, Tony Anderson, said, “Bell has offered a high-quality University Foundation Programme in Cambridge for over 10 years. Now we are signalling our intent to become a major player in this market by significantly expanding our range of options at our world-class Cambridge campus, and by offering students the chance to study pathway courses at our London school for the first time.”

Bell was established in 1955 and offers a range of English programmes, including Business English, Ielts and Cambridge exam preparation course, young learner programmes and ELT training courses.

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