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Sixth Form - British Baccalaureate

BSV Nexus: preparing students for pre-university

BSV Nexus is the new pre-university campus of British School of Valencia opening in September 2024.

At BSV Nexus we aim to offer a genuine bridge between school and university.

What does BSV Nexus mean?
  • It offers a unique pre-university experience for students aged 16 to 18.

  • The spaces are designed to meet the students needs.

  • It provides a sustainable and eco-friendly environment.

What is the Nexus concept?

  • Nexus conveys the idea of connectivity and integration, emphasising the relationships between different aspects of education and knowledge.

  • It will enhance our students' learning experience as they will be able to foster their independence, sense of responsibility and their motivation and drive.

  • Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to navigate their future careers and embrace lifelong learning through critical thinking, effective communication and teamwork, essential tools for thriving in an ever-changing world.

Cambridge AS and A-Level examinations

In the last stage of their education, students must take the Cambridge International AS and A-Level examinations.

In Year 12 they take the first part of the exams, corresponding to the Advanced Supplementary Level or AS Level in their chosen subjects. In Year 13, they complete these subjects by taking the Advanced Level or A-Level examinations. Students must complete four A-Levels by the end of Year 13.

All subjects are taught in English, except for the foreign language subjects.

The A-Level subject offer at BSV includes:

One of the advantages of this type of studies is that they are much more specialised than other systems 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.

Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (PCE)

Year 12 and Year 13 students take the Spanish Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (PCE) in the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).

These exams are carried out by students who have completed a foreign Bachillerato and would like to access a Spanish university.

Language offer and accreditations in Sixth Form

English Language

We are aware that once our students complete their studies at BSV, they must be able to officially certify their level in English. Our language qualification programme allows students to earn an accredited level (external certification exam) of their English.


Students who decide to continue their French studies, in addition to being able to take the A-Level exam, they can also sit the Diplôme d’études en langue française – DELF (level B2) or Diplôme approfondi de langue française – DALF (level C1).

German and Mandarin Chinese

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 Valenciano is optional in Sixth Form. Students who wish to study this regional language can obtain the official certificate issued by the Junta Calificadora de Conocimientos en Valenciano Grado Mitjà.

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 A-Level examinations and PCE which students sit at the end of Year 12 and Year 13.

The students 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.

Spanish university admissions

This is 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. This requires passing at least three A-Levels subjects relating directly to the chosen degree.

UK university admissions

This requires passing at least three A-Levels subjects relating directly to the chosen degree. The marks required for entrance varies from one university to another. The admission is done through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), which allows students to select up to five university courses.

USA university admissions

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.

Sixth Form Extracurricular Activities

World Challenge

This educational experience combines adventure, travel, and personal development.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

This award is voluntary and non-competitive. There are three levels: bronze, silver, and gold.

European Youth Parliament

This provides a platform for young people to develop their public speaking skills, critical thinking abilities, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Peer Education Project

Sixth Form students have the chance to participate in this project which focuses on mental health.

Creating a unique learning experience

5 - 11 years old


11 - 16 years old


16 - 18 years old

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