University Admission

We begin to prepare and orientate our students once they reach Year 11 although the formal application is not completed until Year 13. University admission, either for Spanish or British universities, is based on the results obtained in the AS/A-Level exams which students sit at the end of Year 12 and Year 13.

 The student will be required to write a personal statement (foreign universities) and may be called for an interview before being made an offer of a place depending on the results of the A-Level exams. 

At BSV we prepare and track the process at every stage in order to prepare the student for a possible interview.
Spanish university admissions are based on a common application process for all candidates, regardless of the education systems being studied. University places are allocated depending on the candidates applications and the final mark on a scale from 0 to 14.

Entrance to universities in the United Kingdom requires passing at least three AS/A-Level subjects relating directly to the chosen degree. The marks required for entrance varies from one university to another. The most prestigious universities require candidates obtain a B or above. The admission is done through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), which allows students to select up to five university courses. 

Entrance to universities in the United States is also possible through The Common Application process which is a very similar process to the one carried out in the UK.  

Over 25% of our students obtain more than 13 out of a total of 14 points

How is the final grade from 0 to 14 obtained?

For students studying in education systems from the EU, like BSV, this final mark is obtained based on the grades from the AS/A-Level exams.

The Spanish Ministry of Education sets a numerical equivalent of the grades obtained in the AS/A-Level exams (A, B, C, D, E) using a number scale from 0 to 10. 

The Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) issues the University Access Credential (Credencial de Acceso Universitario). This final grade is obtained by adding the credential mark (0-10) and the results of the Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (PCE) or Specific Competency Exams. This part is taken by all candidates applying for Spanish universities.

This exam consists of a maximum number of four exercises on subjects chosen by the student and that usually also have to do with the subjects studied in the Higher Secondary Education British Curriculum. 

The grade obtained in the exams can add up to four more points to the final mark with a maximum of 14 points.

Following thirteen years of Higher Secondary Education graduates, we are proud to say that our students have obtained very satisfactory results, gaining admission to the most sought after university degrees with entrance cut off marks of over 11 points. 

These university degrees include Medicine, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Law and Political Science, Journalism, Media Studies, International Business, Sports Science and others.