On to “A” Level (Year 12 and Year 13)
Access to the Sixth Form to begin preparation General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A2) examinations in Year 13, is open to those students who have passed a required minimum of subjects at (I)GCSE with excellent grades.
Students take a maximum of four subjects in their first year (Year 12). We would normally recommend that one of the subjects would be Spanish A Level for native speakers; for those students who intend to study for their degrees in Spain we also offer a range of additional subjects, taught in Spanish, in preparation for optional Selectividad examinations.
In their first year our A Level students take subjects from the wide range offered at King’s College. These include:
- English Literature
- Art and Design
- Spanish (compulsory)
- Business Studies
- History of Art
In addition, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Physical Education (PE) form part of each student’s timetable as do Enrichment studies, offered every other Wednesday afternoon.
Success in the A Level examinations gives access to university education worldwide.
At the same time, Spanish students equally have access to universities in Spain with their English qualifications and are entered for the “Selectividad” university entrance examinations. The same is the case for non-Spanish nationals who may wish to enter Spanish universities.
King’s College is justifiably proud of a consistently high pass rate in official examinations leading to an excellent record on University entry.