In Secondary, pupils continue to be taught at different levels. Those studying Spanish as a foreign language work towards their GCSE. Pupils who continue with the native language programme study Lengua (Spanish language), Valenciano and Ciencias Sociales (Geography and History) alongside the English curriculum up to Year 11. On successful completion of this course of study pupils obtain the official Spanish Secondary leaving certificate (Certificado de la ESO).
Pupils who choose to continue their studies at A-level (Years 12 and 13) have the option to apply to any European university.
Spanish authorities allow our students direct access to Spanish universities with A Level grades. This system requires a minimum of 140 UCAS points in 2 A Level subjects together with 5 (I)GCSE subjects with a minimum of grade C. This means that our students have the same opportunities as those coming from Spanish schools as they can apply to universities at the same time as them by using their predicted grades. It is advisable that those students wanting to apply to Spanish universities take two PCE (Pruebas de Competencia Específica) subjects to ensure a place in the degree of their choice as the demands in some courses are very high like within the UK.
It is also important to mention that following the same process of combining 2 A level subjects and 5 (I)GCSE subjects or their ESO certificate, our students can apply for a Bachillerato certificate which will allow them to carry on to higher education such as Formación Profesional. Mrs Padilla, our Directora Técnica, oversees the choice of subjects that a student need for the access to university as well as for the convalidation of our A levels into the BAT certificate.