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 Year 12 and Year 13.
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.
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 Spanish 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 Spanish Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (PCE) which translates to the 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.
Over 45% of our students obtain a grade of 11 points or above and 30%
of them over 12 points
Following twelve years of higher secondary education graduates, we are proud to say 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.