A LEVEL SUBJECTS
In Sixth Form at The Lady Elizabeth School there are a wide variety of subjects to choose from including: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education, Applied ICT, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Photography, Marine Science, English Literature, English Language, French, German, Spanish, Performing Arts, Global Perspectives, and Art. This gives each individual student the opportunity to reach the highest academic level in their chosen studies.
English is the official language at the Infant School Alicante. Sixth Form studies are complemented by the Spanish Curriculum with the following subjects taught in preparation for the ‘Voluntary Phase of the PAU (University Access Test)’: Mathematics, Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History of Art, Business Economics (possibly), Spanish Language and Literature, and Valencian.
Entrance to 6th Form
Students should have achieved at least 5 GCSE passes, grade C (new grade 4 or 5) or above to start 6th Form studies. AS and A Level subjects are highly academic and very demanding. Many subject teachers will make further recommendations regarding specific GCSE subjects and require B grades or higher. Our aim is to make sure students choose the right program to ensure success and achieve the A Level grades necessary for the future.
Choosing A Level Subjects
Some careers require specific A levels for entrance to university courses. To see these in the UK go to the UCAS site and follow the link to Course Search: http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/coursesearch/. Here you can see the course-specific requirements at every university and even see the grades expected for the coming year.
An increasing number of courses are taught in English outside the UK in countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, here in Spain and beyond. There is a lot of information about these on the internet but the following source is particularly useful: http://www.astarfuture.co.uk/
For students who are not sure what they want to study, there is excellent advice available from the Russell Group of Universities at: http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/informed-choices.aspx
The most important piece of advice is to choose subjects that you enjoy as these are areas where you´ll most likely be the most succesful due to interest and engagement.
The number of A Levels studied varies according to each individual. It is usual to begin with four subjects and leave the Vl form with 3 A Levels plus an AS level. However, this needs to be discussed on an individual basis.
Vl Form Blocks
For timetabling purposes A Level subjects are put into blocks. You cannot study two subjects from the same block as they will be scheduled simultaneously. The blocks are changed every year in an attempt to accommodate as many students as possible with their first choices, although this cannot be guaranteed. After the February half term, we usually ask Year 11 pupils, both at The Lady Elizabeth School and from other schools, to let us have their preliminary choices so we can program the subjects for the next academic year accordingly.
Below are a list of the subjects on offer; or more information click on the individual subjects tabs listed below:
Art & Design Graphic Communication
Art & Design Photography
Business Studies Year 12
Business Studies Year 13
English as a Foreign Language
Modern Foreign Languages
Drama and Theater
Drama and Theater
English as a Second Language