Throughout Years 10 and 11 our students will be prepared for the IGCSE examinations (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), the public examinations necessary to complete the Secondary stage of the British system. During Years 12 and 13 (the equivalent of the Spanish Bachillerato stage) our students will sit A-Levels (Advanced Levels), the final exams of their school career. The results of both these sets of examinations are critical for University access.
Access to public or private Spanish universities with A-Level qualifications is guaranteed under the same conditions as Spanish students applying from Spanish schools. The validation process for our students is carried out via UNED (Universidad de Educación a Distancia) and is known as Direct Access. If you need any further information about university entrance, please click on the following link or contact the school directly, we will be very happy to answer any questions that you might have.
For access to British universities, at least two A-Level passes are normally required, although in many cases, and particularly with regard to the more prestigious UK universities, at least three A-Level subjects at grade B or above are necessary. Students make their university application via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service) and the school will provide help and guidance for students who wish to apply to university in the UK.
University access is not limited to Spain or the United Kingdom. Many European universities are extending their courses to include graduate, postgraduate and master’s degrees, with English as the principal teaching and assessment language. A-Level qualifications enable our students to apply to many universities throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world.