On to “A” Level (Year 12 and Year 13)

  • The Sixth Form at King’s College Murcia will offer you an opportunity to progress into post-16 education in an environment of academic excellence, combined with strong pastoral support.
  • Once you have successfully achieved your (IGCSEs/GCSEs) you will be able to select the type of course and range of subjects that are most suited to you, and will provide you with the opportunity to progress into the Sixth Form. You can be assured that the staff at King’s College will offer you the best advice possible in helping you make the right choice of course and subject combination. The A Level routes facilitate progression to university, should you wish to follow that pathway. The years spent in the Sixth Form will be a highly rewarding time academically.
  • Life in the Sixth Form is not just about AS / A2 Level. Your time as senior students will form the back drop to choices that you will make about the world of work or University education. You will be given the opportunity to develop a whole range of other skills (leadership, sporting, organisational, working with younger students), as part of the commitment of the Sixth Form to the wider school community. Such experiences will stand you in good stead throughout the rest of your life.
  • The most important qualification for entry into the Sixth Form is a serious intention to use your time profitably. By working closely with all staff you will acquire self-discipline and responsibility. You must aim to achieve your true potential and benefit fully from the opportunities available to you. It is important to ensure the correct level of course is chosen.
  • Access to the “AS” and “A” Level courses, Years 12 and 13, is normally only open to those students with at least five IGCSE/GCSEs at grades A*-C. Grade B or above is normally required in the specific subjects students wish to study.
  • In their first year, our students take up to 5 subjects, as well as classes in, PE and PSHE. There are examinations in all 4 chosen subjects at the end of both Year 12 and Year 13, although the number may drop to just 3 subjects in the final year. Most students will also take “A” Level Spanish. Success in these examinations gives access to university education worldwide.
  • In addition, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Physical Education (PE) form part of each student’s timetable.
  • At the end of the year, students sit an Advanced Subsidiary examination in their chosen subjects. This examination is set at a level of difficulty halfway between (I)GCSE and A Level and will count towards students’ university entrance. More importantly at this stage it will give our students and their teachers the opportunity to see how they are progressing.
  • Students may then choose which of their subjects they wish to continue studying to A Level standard in their second year. Most students sit A Levels in 3 or more subjects at the end of Year 13.
  • Success in the A Level examinations gives access to university education worldwide.
  • At the same time, Spanish students equally have access to universities in Spain with their English qualifications and will not need to be entered for the “Selectividad” university entrance examinations. The same is the case for non-Spanish nationals who may wish to enter Spanish universities.
  • Lastly there will be an opportunity for those wanting to access certain courses at Spanish universities to have lessons in Year 13 towards the Parte Específica.
  • King’s College is justifiably proud of a consistently high pass rate in official examinations, leading to an excellent record on University entry to Universities in Spain, UK and the USA.