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Ghana is proof that amazing things come in small packages.
Considered to be one of Africa’s true success stories, this country is enjoying a stable democracy and incredible development.
The combination creates a joyful energy across the country.
With Ghana you get beautiful hinterland, sunny beaches, rich culture, lively cities, welcoming locals, tons of wildlife, and easy access to all parts of the country.
Below are 6 Places you can visit in Ghana:
2. Mole National Park
Ghana has many lovely beaches. Of these, the most popular are those located around Kokrobite town, especially beautiful Langma Beach. Kokrobite is a quick 20 mile/32 kilometer tro-tro ride away from the capital, Accra. Beachfront hotel Big Milly’s Backyard offers laidback accommodation. Big Milly’s has a friendly bar and restaurant where backpackers, volunteers and Ghanaian Rastafarians chill out, and is also home to Mr. Brights surf shop. The staff at Mr. Brights offer gear rentals and lessons, so that you can experience the waves that host the country’s annual International Surf Day competition. Alternatively, Kokrobite Garden is another popular place to stay, with the added bonus of a sparkling swimming pool.
4. Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast Castle is one of about forty “slave castles”, or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by European traders. It was originally built by the Swedes for trade in timber and gold, but later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade Other Ghanaian slave castles include Elmina Castle and Fort Christiansborg. They were used to hold slavesbefore they were loaded onto ships and sold in the Americas, especially the Caribbean. This “gate of no return” was the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
5. Mole National Park
Located in northwest Ghana, Mole National Park is the country’s largest wildlife park. Here, you can expect to see buffalo, rare roan antelope, elephants, warthogs, hyenas and if you’re very lucky, leopards. Lions have recently been re-introduced to the park as well. Birders can also keep an eye out for more than 250 avian species. You can opt for a walking safari or a traditional game drive accompanied by an armed guide. There’s a motel just near the park headquarters. The best time to spot wildlife is during the dry season (January-March) when animals congregate around the water sources. On your way to Mole, visit the nearby Larabanga Mosque, the oldest mosque in Ghana.
Elmina Castle is a white-washed Medieval Castle on the coast of Ghana. It was the first – and for many centuries – the largest, European building constructed in tropical Africa. Yet its grandeur, as well as its picturesque surroundings with blue skies, sandy beaches, and tropical palms, disguise a dark history – Elmina Castle was the last place that thousands of African slaves would ever see of their homeland. Many horrors transpired within the walls of the fortress, which have never been erased by time.
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In South Africa, you’ll find dishes influenced by the indigenous population, along with the Dutch, French, Indians and Malaysians and as such it offers a vibrant cuisine that’s sure to excite the palate.
Apologies veggies, this one is for the meat lovers. Boerewors are traditional South African sausages full of taste and sizzle. A little like a Cumberland, they may not be the most exotic, but they’re made of the best local beef and, cooked up on a smoking hot grill, absolutely essential when you’re travelling on through.
2. Bunny chow
Don’t worry, Thumper is safe. No actual bunnies are harmed during the making of this curry.
Originating from Durban, this dish is usually made with chicken, mince or lamb. Too good for a mere bowl, South Africans serve it up in a crusty half loaf of bread hollowed out then filled to the brim.
Extremely cheap and totally filling, bunny chow is the perfect backpacker meal. You can find all the best ones in Durban, in places like Cane Cutter’s and Impulse by the Sea.
3. Chakalaka and pap
The name sounds exotic, but for locals this dish is a weekly staple. The chakalaka is a mix of cold veggies – like peppers, carrots, onions, tomatoes and beans – mixed in with some spice. You then use the pap, a maize and salt mixture, to scoop it up and devour it.
It’s basically a South African take on chips and dip and is an ideal pre-dinner or post-night out snack.
Sweeten things up with South Africa’s answer to the donut. A koeksister is fried dough dipped in honey and braided into a long strip. You’ll find the best of these in Cape Malay, where the sweet treat originated from.
If, like me, you were envisaging some glamorous dish reserved only for the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio then think again, because a Gatsby in South Africa couldn’t be further away from glam.
A foot long sub, this sandwich is stuffed with all sorts – chips are a common filling – and designed for sharing with not just one friend, but up to four. South Africans, particularly those in the Cape area, view the bap as a big part of South African culture and for visitors, sampling the sarnie is a rite of passage. Top places to try it include Cape Town’s Cosy Corner, Anesa’s and Biesmiellah.
Erring on the unusual side, we’re not sure you’ll be smiling once you see this dish. This is a sheep’s head that’s basically boiled until the burnt hair reveals the teeth in a smile.
A street food favourite in smaller towns, you can dig right in on the street or take it along on your next journey as an ideal bus snack. Be sure to check it comes with the brains, tongues and eyes, otherwise there’s a good chance you didn’t get enough Billy for your buck.
Another one for dessert lovers, melktart is made of sugar, pastry, flour and eggs. As traditional as a goat’s head isn’t, it’s a great finish to any South African meal.
In fact, it’s loved so much that locals dedicate a whole day to it on February 27th. With every region adding its own twist, you can easily sample a few different varieties and enjoy the subtle sweetness and cheesecake consistency over and over again.
8. Amarula Don Pedro
Wash it all down with a milkshake, or is it a cocktail? It seems no one can quite decide what this thick and creamy beverage really is, but combining a love of our two favourite beverages works for us.
Made with amarula liqueur, a dollop of ice cream and a dash of cream (as if it isn’t sugary enough) it’s a sweet fix with a hard hit. A popular recipe in most family cookbooks, you’ll find it in bars and restaurants countrywide, and it’s absolutely delicious.
9 . Cape Malay curry
In the 17th century, the Dutch and French landed and settled in Cape Town, bringing slaves from Indonesia, India and Malaysia, along with their spices and traditional cooking methods. When combined with local produce, the aromatic spices such as cinnamon, saffron, turmeric and chillicreated fragrant curries and stews, which are still popular in the area today.
Dried meat used mostly as a snack. “Bil” means rump and “tong” means tongue or strips in the Dutch language. You may also find stew or soups using these as main ingredients.
As Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid is steeped in cultural and artistic heritage, offering a vast array of things to do and sights to see. It can be difficult to know where to start in such a vibrant city, but here’s a list of the top 10 attractions you just can’t miss when paying a visit to the Spanish capital.
1. Museo Reina Sofia
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía was designed as a modern complement to the historical Prado Museum. It was officially inaugurated by Queen Sofia in 1992. Originally built as a hospital, the museum was expanded in 2005 with a structure designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The Museo Reina Sofia is home to a broad array of works created by Spanish artists, including extensive collections of artwork by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Picasso’s masterpiece, El Guernica, which conveys the horrors of the Spanish civil war, is alone worth the price of admission.
2. Plaza Mayor
The most famous of Madrid’s many stately plazas, the Plaza Mayor dates back to 1619, when it lay outside the city’s bounds and was used to host bullfights. During the Spanish Inquisition, many accused heretics met their death there. Three sides of the rectangular cobblestone plaza are bordered by block-long rows of three-story apartments completed in the late 18th century. The structures are decorated with frescoes, ornamented with balconies framed with wrought-iron railings and topped with elegant slate spires. A statue of Philip III on horseback stands in the middle of the plaza. Facing the plaza is the Casa de la Panadería, which houses a tourist information center.
3. Retiro Park
Known as the Parque del Buen Retiro or El Retiro, the park is a 350-acre spread of gardens, fountains and buildings located at the edge of the city center. Retiro Park began as a monastery in the 1500s. It was expanded into a royal park when Phillip II moved his court to Madrid in 1561. It’s been part of the public domain since 1868. A favorite spot for tourists and locals alike, the park features a large artificial pond where people can rents kayaks and canoes. An arcing colonnade structure on the east shore is the Monument to Alfonso XII. The Paseo de la Argentina, known as the Statue Walk, is ornamented with statues from the Royal Palace depicting Spanish kings through the ages.
4. Prado Museum
The Museo del Prado is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Madrid. The 18th century structure designed by architect Juan de Villanueva houses one of the world’s finest art collections. A 2007 expansion has made the famed museum easier to navigate. With more than 7,000 works of art representing culture and history from the 12th century to the early 19th century, however, it’s impossible to see everything in a single visit. Visitors may wish to focus on the museum’s collection of Spanish artists, including Goya, El Greco, da Ribera and Velázquez, which is inarguably the best collection of Spanish paintings in the world.
5.Puerta del Sol: The Heart of the City
The Puerta del Sol was named after the sun emblem on the old city gate, which formerly stood here. This spacious town square aligns with the rising sun. Besides being a hub of public transportation (with several bus stops and Metro entrances), the Puerta del Sol is also the “Kilometer Zero”point from which all distances on the Spanish national road network are measured.
The Puerta del Sol has been the scene of many historic events, including the Spanish resistance to Napoleon on May 2nd 1808, and in 1931, the Second Republic was proclaimed here. Nowadays the square is a place to hang out and enjoy life. Lined with shops and cafés, the Puerta del Sol is still one of the liveliest squares in Madrid. Just off the Puerta del Sol is Madrid’s largest department store, El Corte Inglés, which sells everything from clothes, shoes, and swimsuits to traditional Spanish fans. Also nearby is La Violeta, an old-fashioned confection shop that offers the Madrid specialty of violet candies.
6. Palacio de Cristal
This 1880s glass and wrought-iron construction, which dates from 1887 and was constructed for the Philipine Islands Exhibition, is an outpost of the Reina Sofía museum and a lovely, luminous space for viewing art. It occupies a stunning setting in the middle of the Retiro park, next to a lake with ducks, surrounded by nature and people relaxing and having fun. Shows here often involve large-scale installations, sculpture or pieces conceived specifically for the space.
7. Zoo-Aquarium de la Casa de Campo
This attractively landscaped zoo is located slap bang in the heart of the Casa de Campo. The animals look as happy as can be expected of beasts held in captivity, although the big cats could really do with a bit more leg-room, but it’s certainly a good option for a day out with the kids. Among the more than 6,000 animals of 500 different species, the most popular are the panda bear and the gorillas. At the Tierra de Gorilas (‘Land of Gorillas’) a sheet of reassuringly thick glass separates you from the massive, glowering silverbacks that prowl about. Children will enjoy walking through the shark tank and dolphinarium. There is also a petting zoo and a train ride.
8. Plaza de Cibeles
One of the most beautiful plazas in Madrid the Plaza de Cibeles is surrounded by several buildings constructed in the Neo-Classical style, including the stunning Palacio de Cibeles, formerly known as the Palacio de Comunicaciones, which was designed by architect Antonio Palacios. At the center of the plaza is a statue that is also considered a symbol of the city: the Fuente de la Cibeles. The magnificent fountain depicts the Roman goddess Cybele on a chariot drawn by lions. Sculpted in purple-colored marble by Francisco Gutiérrez and Roberto Michel in 1780, the fountain once served as a source of domestic water for nearby houses.
9. Fuente de Cibeles and Gran Via
The famous Cybele’s fountain (Fuente de Cibeles) stands in a major traffic intersection and is one of the most emblematic monuments in Madrid. Created in 1782 by Francisco Gutiérrez and Roberto Michel, the impressive traffic-stopping fountain depicts the Roman Goddess Cybele riding a lion-drawn chariot. Behind the fountain is the Palacio de Cibeles cultural center, which hosts art exhibitions and workshops, conferences and concerts. The Centro Palacio de Cibeles has two restaurants: the Colección Cibeles caféteria and the Cibeles Palace restaurant.
Nearby (via Calle de Alcala) is one of Madrid’s most popular shopping streets, the Gran Vía. Tourists will find many restaurants, hotels, and theaters on this bustling street. Just off the Gran Vía on Calle de Jovellanos, the famous Teatro de la Zarzuelaoffers renowned performances of zarzuela – a unique type of satirical opera with songs accompanied by classical Spanish guitar music.
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10. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: Fine Arts Museum
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents an overview of European art from the 13th century to the late 20th century. With nearly 1,000 art works on display, the collection covers the Renaissance, the Baroque period, Rococo, Romanticism, Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, modern art and Pop Art. The museum also has an excellent collection of 19th-century American paintings. This high-caliber collection includes renowned masterpieces such as Christ and the Samaritan Womanby Duccio di Buoninsegna, Venus and Cupid by Rubens, The Annunciation by El Greco, Young Knight by Vittore Carpaccio, Jesus among the Doctors by Albrecht Durer, Charing Cross Bridge by Monet, Dancer in Green by Edward Degas, and Les Vessenots by Vincent van Gogh.
Bangkok began as a small trading centre and port community on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River some 200 years ago. Today, while the city is up to speed with modern times, the grandeur and glory of its illustrious past still prevails. Be it dazzling temples, spectacular palaces, a world-famous floating market or colourful Chinatown, each of these famous places has an intriguing story to tell.
Let have a look at the top things to do and see in Bangkok:
1. Visit Wat Pho To See The Reclining Buddha
A visit to Wat Pho is a must for any traveler to Bangkok, it is the home to the Reclining Buddha which stands at fifteen metres tall and forty six metres long, the feet alone are measured at over five meters. The whole statue is covered in gold leaf and looks incredible when you get up close. Inside the temple there are 108 bowls and on the way in to the temple you can buy coins for the bowls. The history behind this is that Buddha completed 108 positive actions on his way to becoming perfect. Whilst you are at the temple you can also stop for a while to receive a traditional Thai Massage.
2. Visit the Grand Palace
Of all the places to visit in Bangkok the Grand Palace is the most famous attraction there is. You simply cannot move onto another city until you have taken the time to visit here. The palace at one time was the king’s home as well as the place where the government of Thailand carried out their work. A trip to the palace can take many hours as there are over 214,000 sq. meters to cover. Be aware of potential scams when outside the palace and only pay the entrance fee when you are actually going in.
3. Visit The Bangkok National Museum
The Bangkok National Museum is home to the largest collection of artifacts and Thai art in all of Thailand. The museum was first opened by King Rama V to show off all the gifts that his father had given to him. There are many interesting things to see in the museum such as Chinese weapons, precious stones, puppets, clothing and textiles and Khon masks. If you go to the museum on a Thursday you can be given a tour in English to give you a greater understanding of everything in the museum.
4. Cli the Sathorn Unique Tower
Before the financial crisis hit the world a few years ago a huge 49 story skyscraper was being built in the heart of Bangkok, but when the crisis hit the building work stopped and the tower was never completed. Now it sits there abandoned, far too big for anyone to do anything with, unless you fancy a climb? At the bottom of the tower are some security guards and you will need to pay them but once that is complete you are free to tackle the tower. The views from the top are breath taking and will make the long hard climb up the unfinished tower worth it.
5. Visit Dusit Zoo
Dusit Zoo is the oldest zoo in Thailand and has been open for over 60 years. There is a large range of animals inside the zoo (approximately 1600) including monkeys, alligators, lions, tigers, penguins and kangaroos. The zoo is very much a working zoo and has an animal hospital which looks after all of the inhabitants of the zoo as well as an education center, museum and train.
6. Take Part in a Water Fight During Songkran
Celebrated each year between the 13th and 15th of April Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year festival and nobody is safe from getting wet. In the Buddhist religion it is believed that by sprinkling water your sins and bad luck will be washed away. Today the sprinkling of water has turned into a full on water fight that the whole country gets involved in. with the huge crowds of Bangkok there is no better place to experience this festival as the city becomes one big party.
7. Explore the Bangkok Nightlife
Bangkok is famous for it’s nightlife scene and grown pretty big over the years. There’s exciting nightclubs, amazing rooftop bars, hip cocktail bars and much more. There’s the adult themed Soi Cowboy and Patpong, the party scene at Khao San Road and lot’s of clubs to dance the night away.
8. Visit The Bangkok Puppet Show
An absolute must for all tourists to Bangkok, in most puppet shows the puppeteers are hidden from view but not in this show. The puppeteers are part of the show and it takes three people to control each puppet. The puppets tell out a classic folk tale whilst a live orchestra plays music to add to the atmosphere. The set design and craftsmanship that goes into making the props is magnificent as is the technique of the artists as well.
9. Visit Wat Arun
There are more than 31,000 Buddhist temples spread out across Thailand and this one is one that you really want to see. The temple is named after Aruna, the God of Dawn. Situated on the bank of the Chao Phraya River is this beautiful temple that stands at 79 metres tall. The tower is covered in ceramic tiles and coloured porcelain making for an incredible sight when you catch it in the right light. The temple itself is guarded by a pair of mythical giants that keep watch over the temple grounds.
10. Feast Yourself On Durian
You will probably smell it before you see it but Durian is known as the king of fruits. People either love it or hate it with some public areas going as far as putting up signs that completely ban it. A durian fruit is distinct for many reasons, firstly its look, it looks like some kind of medieval weapon with its thorny outer shell, and once the shell has been removed the insides are like this creamy buttery texture that some people say is the greatest fruit of all.
1. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa in Dubai offers a splendid view of the city from its sky-high 124th floor. The world’s highest observation deck commands your attention with its cloud-touching architecture.
Burj- Khalifa is constructed in a 3-wings pattern, more like a Y-shaped building that adds to its aesthetics and functional advantages. It was constructed in a span of 6 years. With more than 160 floors, this towering wonder touches a height of 2716 ft.
Things to do: Climb to the 124th and 125th floor and click as many pictures as you want, because you are standing at a cloud-touching height.
Location: The world’s tallest building is located in Downtown, on the Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Blvd. right beside Dubai Mall.
2. Dubai Marina
Some people enjoy the fireworks at night and some people fall in love with the panoramic view during the evening hues. The Marina is an assemblage of the marina, the JBR, the walk and the beach.
The sky-high building, cafes, bars, shops, creeks, and speed boats, there is nothing you don’t get here. It’s an ideal location for capturing the best photographs in Dubai for a honeymoon. Dubai Marina is one of the places to visit in Dubai at night.
Things to do: Mostly, this place is a paradise to walk. Watching the skyscrapers in the night along with a number of cruises sailing in the sea is a rare sight but beautiful to witness. A photography walk can bestow you with some amazing pictures.
Location: Dubai Marina is located on the interchange 5, around 20 miles away from downtown. This is a stretch of some kilometers that has restaurants, open space, shoreline, view of the buildings and the sea.
3. Aquaventure, Atlantis, The Palm
Aquaventure redefines adventure and takes to a level, you can’t even wonder. Imagine taking a vertical plunge that takes you to a glass tunnel infested with Sharks.
A close encounter with the marine life in its mammoth sized aquarium and see the lost city of Atlantis underwater. Inarguably, this is one of the best places to visit in Dubai for a honeymoon.
Entryfee and opening hours: This Park remains closed on Thursdays and opens from 10 AM till 6:30 PM for the rest of the week.
Distancefrom the Airport: This wonderful park is situated on the palm island is surrounded by the sea, approximately 36 KM from the airport. Approximately, 250 AED to 315 AED will be the cost per person.
4. Wild Wadi Water Park
This full-blown Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai is settled right in front of the gigantic Burj Al Arab; it is themed on a character named Juha from the Arabian folklore. It can excite you with almost 30 breath-taking rides and attractions in Dubai. Entry fee and opening hours: It is open from 10 AM to 7 PM on every Saturday to Thursday but on Fridays, it starts from 10 AM and serves you till 10 PM.
It will cost approximately 295 AED per adult.
Distancefrom the Airport: With 17 heart-pumping rides and 3 pools, this outdoor water park is situated on The Jumeirah Road, opposite to Burj Al Arab almost 26 KM from the Dubai airport.
5. Dubai Creek Park
Europe is full of fascinating cities – from capitals like Budapest and Prague to the smaller cities of Verona and Bruges, there are so many defining moments and “aha!” moments I’ve had on my solo adventures across Europe. If you’re anything like me (I’m a sucker for a good visual) and want to see the best Europe has to offer, these are the most beautiful cities in Europe.
1. Florence, Italy
The capital of Italy’s region of Tuscany is commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and after visiting a handful of times over the years, I’ve gotta say I wholeheartedly agree. Florence is home to so much living history from the Renaissance period that you’ll be forgiven for giving yourself whiplash as you try to look in every direction and soak it all in. Beyond the Cathedral and the Ponte Vecchio, be sure to allow time to get off the main tourist thoroughfare and discover all that Florence has to offer by way of public parks, libraries, and smaller art galleries.
2. Vienna, Austria
There are few cities I can say compare to the beauty of Paris but Vienna is one such city I can’t argue comes close or dare I say it, sits on par. It has been described to me as a cleaner version of the French capital and having visited both a number of times, I also can’t argue with this observation. The coffee house culture is however my favourite aspect of Vienna – it has a way of transporting you to a previous era with how stuffy and old school it is, but somehow so affectionately welcomed with open arms. 3. Edinburgh, Scotland I’ve said it before and I’ll stand by it time after time, Edinburgh would have to be one of the most underrated cities in Europe, if not the most. There’s something so magical and ethereal about this city that wins the hearts of many (myself included) almost instantly or in my case, before you even arrive.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is undeniably one of the most charming cities to visit the world over and with a unique mix of gothic, romanesque and renaissance architectures, has a beauty so unique to itself that no other city quite compares. The Old Town is abuzz with visitors any time of year, so be sure to venture in to the many alleyways off the main streets and create an adventure of your own.
5. Moscow, Russia
If you’ve been to Moscow you’ll know first hand how impressive and imperial this city is, despite only becoming the capital of the former USSR in 1918. Despite this, there’s an impressive amount of history to discover throughout the capital, starting with the Red Square and of course Russia’s political hub; the Red Square.
6. Bruges, Belgium
Bruges is a city so beautiful, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a real life story book. Commonly regarded to as the most beautiful city in all of Europe, Bruges’ old world charm has an authenticity that isn’t often mimicked in cities when hoards of travellers find out about its’ existence but – somehow – it is managed to retain its’ charm.
7. Verona, Italy
When you arrive in Verona you might pass out in sheer disbelief of how a city can be so darn beautiful in such a casual, cool-girl kinda way. Verona is said to be the birthplace of Romeo and Juliet (contentious), however you’ll soon see how the rumour started when you spend more than five minutes in the place.
8. Annecy, France
Annecy is the kind of postcard town you think wouldn’t exist in real life but speaking from experience I can say with certainty that it is even more beautiful in person (hard to believe, I know!) Located in the southeast of France, the city overlooks Lake Annecy, has its’ own system of waterways and isn’t far from the alps, leaving it with a pinch-me backdrop to make it even more ethereal.
9. Budapest, Hungary
A city as lovely as Budapest, its no wonder the Hungarian capital has become a hot spot for travellers doing the loop around Europe. Just a three hour train ride from Vienna, Budapest is an essential stop in central Europe not only for its unique and fascinating history, but also for its grandeur and beauty that could rival even Paris. The city is sprawling but mostly walkable, as much of the attractions are centred around the Danube. Be sure to venture over the river to Buda and visit Castle Hill and Fisherman’s Bastion for the best views of the city from above.
10. Barcelona, Spain
It didn’t take me long to fall in love with Barcelona, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Full of colour, magnificent Gaudi architecture and some of the best food you’ll find across Europe (patatas bravas anyone!?), there’s so much to love about this city. As far as beauty goes, you can’t beat the endless architectural marvels in Barcelona – its a picture perfect postcard waiting to happen.
Bellerbys College is a series of three (formerly four) private international co-educational boarding schools based in the UK, owned by Study Group International who also operate language schools under the name Embassy.
Bellerbys College provides a high-quality British education that is tailor-made for international students and trusted by universities.
The college offers Pre GCSE and GCSE courses over 3 or 4 terms (1 year), A Level courses over 6 terms (2 years), 5 terms (1½ years) or 3 terms (1 year). The 5 term programme starts in January or April and is suited to students from countries whose academic year is not the standard September to June year.
The college also offers a foundation programme in which students choose from one of 7 subject streams: Business, Finance and Management, Law and International Relations, Engineering and Computer Science, Management Computing Systems, Science and Pharmacy, Art and Design and Humanities. The Bellerbys College foundation programme is taught and examined to the same standards as A Levels, where applicable, and enables students to prepare for entry into a specific field of study at university while also improving their English and study skills.
In 2009 a new programme at level 4 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications leading to direct entry to year 2 of an undergraduate programme at a UK university. The Undergraduate Year 1 in Business and Management has been developed in partnership with Aston University and offered at the London campus. The college also offers the English Language Preparation Programme as well as IELTS express over 6 weeks.
Preparation for the best universities in the UK
Bellerbys College students receive the teaching and support they need to get into a top university in the UK. We offer a world of choice when it comes to university pathways and support students to make the best choice for them. Each of our specialist colleges offer a tailor-made education for international students as we support them to achieve their full potential.
Bellerbys Brighton – The widest choice of programmes and the broadest range of subjects in a creative seaside city.
Bellerbys Cambridge – A specialist science and engineering college in world centre for STEM research and development.
Bellerbys London – Connect to industries of the future in London.
Unique conditional university offers
Students receive offers of conditional progression from up to five prestigious UK universities when they are accepted on to our Foundation programme (on selected subject pathways).
2017 A Level results
- 76% of our 2017 A Level grades were A*-B – compared to a national average of 53%
Success in 2017
- 91% of our 2017 A Level students went on to a top 50 UK university* compared to 89% in 2016
- 78% of our Foundation students went on to a top 50 UK university* compared to 76% in 2016
- 137 students progressed into the top 10 UK universities* including, Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, Durham, Lancaster, University College London, Loughborough, Warwick and Leeds compared to 103 students in 2016.