At this stage pupils aged between 16 and 18 years old follow 3 or 4 Advanced Level subjects. Studies are now specialised and in much more depth than at GCSE. Entrance to university depends largely upon attaining good grades at A Level together with results already achieved at GCSE.
External examinations are taken at the end of Year 12 and 13. Pass grades are awarded from A (*) to E. For university entrance, good results in at least three subjects are required.
Subjects in KS5 include: English Literature, History, Mathematics, Spanish, Chemistry, Physics, French, Biology, Art, Business Studies, Music, Information Technology, Geography.
Students can also study Catalan to Level C and this course, combined with Spanish Studies plus two A Level passes, enables them to qualify for the Spanish Bachillerato.
Students in Years 12 & 13 are also offered the opportunity to study some subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies and others within the Spanish system.
These courses lead to external exams at the end of Year 13 and the grades increase the results for access to Spanish universities.