At CATS College Cambridge I came to the Foundation program: this is the type of preparatory course for the university. If you have not attended high school in England, it's almost impossible for you to enter local universities. Usually, those who want to go to university, choose a more difficult program (A-level), but my university does not belong to the category of TOPS, so I Smapse managers advised me Foundation.
It's a 1 year program. The most part of the course is given to English, and its subjects are more complete. I have a high school performance and the grades in the certificate are very high, but there were doubts about English. You can calmly watch a movie in English and listen to American music, but you can not go to the university when you say, "You know, I did not read this book, because it's so complicated and scientific, I did not understand it."
For me, the Foundation is not too complicated - the very thing, the best option: and I feel confident in my classes, and I do not repeat what I already know. The school itself is excellent: it's part of a well-known network of international colleges. It directly specializes on foreign students who want to continue studying in Britain. Of course, the Chinese and Hindus are traditionally the most and they have the best grades in the groups :)
I am happy with the school and the program, working with Smapse has turned out to be productive - I hope for the successful completion of this adventure and entry to the university!