6th Form (16 to 18 years old)
This stage covers two year groups:
Key Stage 5: Year 12 & Year 13 (16 to 18 years old)
6th Form in BSV
British School of Valencia offers the students the chance of finishing their higher secondary education studies following the British education system. This will allow them to obtain both official certificates, one for the British A-Level system and one for the Spanish Bachillerato.
In this last stage of their education, students have to take the AS/A-Level Exams – General General Certificate of Education (GCE) which are divided into two parts. In Year 12 they take the first part of the different subjects corresponding to the Advanced Supplementary Level or AS Level and in Year 13 they complete these subjects by taking the Advanced Level or A-Level examinations.
One of the advantages of this type of studies is that they are much more specialised than other systems, particularly the Spanish one, and subjects are taught in more depth. They also offer great versatility for the students when putting together the structure of their higher secondary education studies with the guidance and advice of tutors and teachers. This, as well as intensifying academic preparation, fosters their motivation is these last two years of their school life.
AS/A-Level Exams - General Certificate of Education (GCE)
The educational offer at this stage is made up of common and optional studies which students take in Year 12 and Year 13.
Depending on the university studies that the student wants to pursue, their teachers are in charge of helping and guiding them in choosing the subjects.
Over this stage students must complete between four and five A-Levels by the end of Year 13.
They also take the Spanish Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (PCE) which translates to the Specific Competency Exams. These exams are carried out by students who have completed a foreign Bachillerato and would like to access a Spanish university.
The Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) or National Distance Education University is in charge of these examinations and the different subjects are taught throughout Year 12 and Year 13.
- English Language
- Spanish Language
- Business Studies
- English Literature
- Art and Design
- Thinking Skills
- Global Perspectives
We are aware that once our students complete their studies at BSV, they must be able to officially certify their level in English. For this reason, we accredit the linguistic domain following the standards set by: Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference and The UK National Qualifications Framework.
The language qualification programme allows students to earn an accredited level (external certification exam) of their English.
- Year 12: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
- Year 13: Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE)
The Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), which proves the highest C2 level, is widely recognised and implies compliance with the admission requirements established by the vast majority of both higher education and professional institutions.
French, German and Mandarin Chinese
Students who decide to continue their French studies, in addition to being able to take the AS/A-Level Exams, they can also sit the Diplôme d’études en langue française – DELF (level B2) or Diplôme approfondi de langue française – DALF (level C1).
If they are also studying a third foreign language such as German or Chinese, students can sit the Goethe-Zertifikat (level B1/B2) for German or the HSK Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (level HSK3/HSK4) for Mandarin Chinese.
Studying the Valencian language is optional in 6th Form. Students who wish to study this regional language are able to obtain the official certificate issued by the Junta Calificadora de Conocimientos en Valenciano Grado Mitjà.
Learning spaces in line with the most advanced educational trends
BSV’s commitment with excellence can be seen in these facilities which aim to continue offering the best environment for both the personal and educational development of the students.
The students have 1200m2 of educational spaces, classrooms with mobile walls all of them equipped with the latest technology, the Makerspace which allows project based learning and collaboration between students as well as the creation of new study areas such as the Pods that allow students to work independently or collaboratively.
This environment helps the pre-university students to become more independent whilst they gain more self-confidence and autonomy which will help them to face their future university studies.
“My experience at British School of Valencia has been fantastic. The students are hard working, polite and dedicated to their subject areas and the teachers even more so, allowing for a excellent environment for learning”
“The educational model at British School of Valencia offers all its students, in equal measure, an excellent academic background and life education. Great importance is attached to the values of respect and tolerance”
“At British School of Valencia I've found the ideal conditions to transmit my passion for the world of Economics to my pupils”
“Technical training is very important and improving it is one of my goals, although personal development is even more important and that is where the entire staff works as one team”