A useful and cool Pathway program: you can improve English (namely, academic, which is needed for study), and general level of knowledge necessary for British universities.
At the course that I've studied there were a lot of foreign students from all over the world. Actually, I didn’t enter the university I was going to before, and so far, after the first year, I’m quite satisfied :)
The atmosphere is unobtrusive, everyone communicates well with each other, there are no rogue or bullying. Everyone studied well. There was not enough free time, mainly spent on sports and games. On the other hand, everyone knew that they hadn’t come here to party, so I don’t think it was a disadvantage.