The English School of Asturias currently offers AS and A levels through the direct access route to Spanish universities, whilst preparing for Spanish university entrance through the Specific Skills Tests (PCEs) in the Spanish EBAU.
The English School of Asturias is a school in the applicant category for the Diploma Program (DP) and wishes to obtain the authorization to be an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to a rigorous and quality international education that the English School of Asturias considers to be important for its students.
The category of applicant school does not guarantee that the school will obtain authorization. For more information about the IB and its programmes, please visit http://www.ibo.org
From 16 to 18 years old, the objective is to prepare our students for University. The curriculum follows the A Level courses of the British curriculum and the Tests of Specific Competence (PCE) courses of the Spanish curriculum.
At this stage, Key Stage 5, students choose the subjects to study according to their interest, their performance at IGCSE and the pathway that each individual is considering studying at university.
At English School of Asturias we offer the following A Level subjects:
Students usually take 4 or 5 A Level subjects of their choice, in addition to studying history and Spanish.
Students continue with 3 or 4 of these subjects to complete the A Level course.
Students wishing to study at Spanish universities take the subjects from one of the three Bachillerato courses we offer: Health Sciences, Technological Sciences (Physics and Mechanics) and Economics (Social Sciences and Business). These subjects are taught in Spanish by our experienced high school teachers.
Students sit A Level examinations in 4 or 5 subjects.
Students complete the A Level assessment in 3 or 4 of these subjects.
In addition, students sit Selectividad examinations in two or three subjects from their chosen Baccalaureate option. These Specific Proficiency Exams (PCE) are held at the UNED center in Gijón.
Following the British curriculum and successfully completing A Levels, our students are very well prepared for their university future. About half of our students choose to study at a UK University, while the other half choose Spanish Universities.