Key Stage 5 Curriculum
British Sixth Form in Spain
The National Curriculum sets out the programmes of study and attainment targets for Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13).
At this stage students aged between 16 and 18 years old normally follow three or four Advanced Level subjects. Studies are now specialised and in much more depth than at GCSE.
Advanced Level examinations (A Levels) are the standard entry qualification for British, Spanish and other international universities. They consist of two parts; the first is usually taken at the end of Year 12 and is called Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level. This is worth half a full A Level. External examinations are taken at the end of Year 12 and 13. Pass grades are awarded from A (*) to E.
The choices made at this point are of particular importance, as they will give students access to their chosen Universities, Degrees and career choices. We offer support and guidance so that students consider the options available to them and undertake research into any particular requirements of their chosen career. Entrance to university depends largely upon attaining good grades at A Level together with results already achieved at GCSE.
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 and 13 are also offered the opportunity to study some subjects within the Spanish system. These courses lead to external exams at the end of Year 13 and the grades increase results for access to Spanish universities.