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Sixth Form

Everlasting opportunity


Key Stage 5 consists of two academic years for young people between the ages of 16 and 18 (Year 12 and Year 13 – 1st and 2nd of Baccalaureate). _

Throughout Year 12 and Year 13, students at ESA study between four and five subjects of their choice to prepare them for their future university courses. We have a team of counsellors to advise each student on their options, taking into account their individual needs and personal strengths.

With this in mind, from Year 11 the students attend workshops, individual meetings and take specific tests so they can get to know themselves better and ultimately make better informed choices.


Year 12 & 13

We also organise visits to universities and university fairs so our students can find out first-hand the wide range of courses on offer.

As well as their academic work, Year 12 and 13 students manage our house competitions, and this experience goes a long way when applying to universities. In addition, it gives them the skills of planning and organising, which will be of great use in their future. From 16 to 18 years of age, we aim to prepare our students for university.

The Key Stage 5 curriculum combines the Advanced Level (A Level) subjects from the British curriculum and the Tests of Specific Competence (PCE) subjects from the Spanish curriculum. _

In Key Stage 5, students choose the subjects they wish to study according to their interests, their performance at IGCSE and the university courses they’re considering. Their choices are based on advice and academic guidance from their teachers, so they make the most appropriate decision in each case.

At The English School of Asturias we offer the following A Level subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Media Studies
  • French

In addition, the following subjects are assessed as Tests of Specific Competence (Spanish curriculum):

  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Technical Drawing
  • Business Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • English
  • Spanish Language and Literature Spanish
  • History of Spain

"By the end of their school life, our students will be..."

Confident communicators

Our students develop fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English, Spanish and other languages.

Socially responsible

We encourage a responsible outlook through being accountable for one’s actions.

Independent thinkers

Our students are actively involved in their own learning process and are encouraged to be creative and analytical in their thinking.

Prepared for the future

Our students develop independent learning skills, so they can recognise their strengths and cultivate their abilities.