Mission, vision, goals GFP
Vision of GFP
Program Learning Goals
Mission of GFP
The Admission and Registration Department enrolls all students seeking admission to BUC by advertising from time to time and by accepting the students allotment from the MOHE. Admission is open to students who have cleared their General Diploma Certificate Examination (Grade 12) from a recognized board of education and possess the relevant attested certificate. New entrants will take the Placement Tests for English, Mathematics and Computing Exam conducted by the UFP. Information regarding admission criteria for all new entrants is mentioned in the Student Guide . New students will take the Oxford English Online Test, the in-house Computer Based Mathematics Test and IC3 Test. Students who score Pre-A1 – A1, A2 are placed in Level 1, B1 in Level2, while students who score between B2 and above join the Academic Departments. Students who score less than 50% marks in the Computer Based Mathematics Tests will have to study the courses of Mathematics while those students who fail the IC3 Placement Test will have to study IC3.
Students who fall under the following categories are exempted from the English Placement Test:
- Submitting an IELTS score no less than 5 or a TOEFL (Paper Based Test) score no less than 500 and TOEFL (CBT) no less than 180.
- Passing the Foundation Program Certificate from another educational institution in or outside Oman (Students must submit original documents including a transcript and description of the courses certified by the educational institution where the student studied).
Mock Placements Tests Samples:
Ms. Somaia Al-Kendi
Director of GFP
Mr. Elvis Burrows
Mr. Yamen Dridi
Mr. Saghir Ahmed
Ms. Ilda Darwish
Ms. Samira Al-Araimi
MS. Noura Al-Azani
Ms. Asma Al Belushi
Ms. Salama Al-Naaimi
Mr. Abdulaziz Al Kaabi
Mrs. Aysha Al Mamari
Ms. Aisha Al Azzani
Integrated Intensive English – Level 1 : is a learner-centered syllabus designed to develop an overall English language proficiency at both the basic and the elementary levels in order to prepare students for the challenges of the pre-intermediate studies in Level 2. It follows a step-by-step approach with a variety of manageable and stimulating communicative activities, giving the students a clear and steady sense of progression and helping them consolidate their knowledge of English language. It also helps the students build and develop a wide range of high-frequency vocabularies and their pronunciation.
Integrated Intensive English – Level 2 is a learner- centered syllabus designed to develop an overall English language proficiency at the pre- intermediate level in order to prepare the students for the challenges of the intermediate studies in level 3. It revises and extends many of the structures covered at the Elementary level and perfectly offers a higher level of communicative activities ranging from controlled to free tasks encouraging the students to explore the language within contexts related to daily life. The course facilitates the students’ critical thinking which leads them to become active and autonomous learners. Moreover, it helps the students learn a wide range of high frequency vocabulary and develop their writing proficiency using realistic topics and language functions which are motivating and useful in real life situations.
The Exit Exam is taken at the end of level 2 to test the English language proficiency of the students completing Foundation Programme. The exit exam has been benchmarked with IELTS.
The Exit Exam consists of four sections. Details are given below:
- Section 1: Reading – 2 passages – 20 marks
- Section 2: Listening – 2 tasks – 20 marks
- Section 3: Writing – 2 tasks – 20 marks
- Time: 2 hours
- Section 4: Speaking – IELTS format – 20 marks
The marks are converted to band scores. Students need to have an overall band score of 5 with not less than a band score of 4 in each of the skills in order to enter academic programme. A sample Exit Exam will be uploaded on the college website.
Re-sitting Exit Exam
Students who fail to get the required scores in the Exit Exam are provided a second chance to take the Re-sit Exit Exam in the first week of the following semester.