The General Foundation Programme (GFP)
The General Foundation Programme is a formal, structured, generic programme of study designed to prepare students to be successful in their higher education studies. It is a compulsory entrance qualification to undergraduate programmes offered in Oman.
The Oman’s Academic Standards set the minimum requirement for the General Foundation Programme and the primary focus of the Programme is the achievement of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) in four areas of learning:
The Programme is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). This provides a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, assessments, textbooks and other teaching materials.
The General Foundation Programme prepares students to:
There is a total of ten (10) modules offered in the General Foundation Programme.
Five (5) modules are offered in the Academic Semester 1 (AS1) and five (5) modules are offered in the Academic Semester 2 (AS2).
Students are required to pass semester one before proceeding onto semester two.
ELAS English Language Studies
GWIC Grammar and Writing in Context
MATH 1 College Mathematics 1
TECH 1 Information Technology 1
TUT1 Tutorials AS1
ARAV Academic Reading and Vocabulary
AGAW Academic Grammar and Writing
COMS Communication Skills
MATH 2 College Mathematics 2
TECH 2 Information Technology 2