I'm new here and this is my first thread I'm intending to study in the UK and I would need to do a foundation year. I got a conditional offer for the foundation year at Cass Business School which guarantees me a place in the first year should I complete the foundation year successfully. However I heard that Warwick could be better, but their foundation year in business (HEFP in Business) doesn't guarantee a place even if I pass the foundation year. Do you think I should take the risk? Anyone here ever done the HEFP in Business and got into Warwick?
P.S. I'm intending to study a business degree for my Bachelor's, if you were wondering.
Passing the foundation programme would not guarantee you a place in Cass for their undergrad programmes. Cass expects a minimum average of 75% with no less than 65% in any single subject. Having said this, competition is very high in the foundation programme and therefore all students who get over 75% are NOT guaranteed a seat at Cass. The reason is that just a limited amount of 25 seats are available at Cass for successful candidates from the foundation programme, and this means that only the highest scoring 25 students from the batch will be offered a placement at Cass, but the rest would be compensated with other alternative degree programmes offered by City University such as in Economics (not offered by Cass).
This year many students scored in the top 80's and therefore, many students who did meet the 75% minimum requirement had to be let down (did not receive offers from Cass, but were offered alternative options from City Uni instead).
However, at the beginning of the programme, they do let you apply to other universities through UCAS, to have a broader choice, just in case you do not get the desired programme from Cass/City , or in case you do not meet the requirements for Cass/City.
It's going to be very competitive, so keep focused and good luck!