2020 BSB Nexus graduates gain access to world-class universities

Last June saw the graduation of 116 students of BSB Nexus, the Pre-University campus of The British School of Barcelona, who started an exciting new stage in their educational journey.

Most of these current BSB Alumni secured places at a range of prestigious universities around the world, with the vast majority going to their first choice of further education, and on some of the most competitive courses.

Students gained entry to some of the very best UK universities, including York, Durham, Imperial College London, King’s College London, Bristol and UCL (University College London).

The picture for Spain was equally strong with students gaining places and, in several cases, scholarships to excellent public and private universities including ESADE, University of Navarra, University of Barcelona (UB), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), IE University and La Salle, amongst others.

This year has continued to see a growing interest amongst our students to study at Dutch universities, with students securing places at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Maastricht.


A selection of outstanding results and inspiring futures

Andrea secured no fewer than 5 A* grades at A Level in Economics, English, French, Spanish and Maths. She also gained a 13.67 out of 14 score for her Spanish Access and a scholarship to ESADE. Andrea will be reading a Double Degree in Law and Global Governance, Economics and Legal Order at ESADE.

Pablo scored a remarkable 13.94 out of 14 in his Spanish Access and achieved 4 A* grades at A Level in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Spanish. He has gained a place at The University of Bristol to study Chemistry.

Guillem gained 4 A* grades at A Level in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Spanish along with a A* in his Extended Project Qualification. He will read Mathematics and Physics at The University of Edinburgh.

Thibault achieved 4 A* grades at A Level in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics along with an A* in his Extended Project Qualification and an A grade in A Level Spanish. He will read Computing at Imperial College London.

Artur gained no fewer than 4 A* grades at A Level in History, Maths, Further Maths and Russian, as well as an A grade in Economics. He has secured a place at UCL (University College London) to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Leo scored 41 marks in his IB Diploma. Leo is taking a gap year before University and will be volunteering in South Africa, attending a Muay Thai Camp in Thailand and a 3-month internship in Australia.

Fredrik scored 40 marks in his IB Diploma. He will be taking up a place at Durham University to study Philosophy and Politics.


The outcome of a thorough process of individualised advice and guidance

As always, our Universities and Careers team have done an excellent job in unprecedented and uniquely trying circumstances, through information, advice and guidance to ensure our students have got so much to look forward to at their universities of choice over the coming years.

Mrs Burns, our University and Careers Counsellor, explains: “A really striking feature of this year’s University destination choices is the breadth of courses our students are going on to study, from Marine Science to Fashion Marketing and from Film to Law. This is a very healthy picture, with a student body who feel informed about and prepared for a wide range of futures and who have the confidence to pursue their individual pathways.”


News from 2019 Graduates!

Four BSB students who were on gap years after graduating in June 2019 have now gone onto UK universities this year as well to study Business and Management (University of York), Film (Falmouth University), Anthropology and Media (Goldsmith University of London) and Civil Engineering and Architecture (Liverpool John Moores University).

We wish them all the best of luck in their new endeavour!


Related Links

International Destinations 2020

Spanish Destinations 2020

Destinations for Higher Education

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