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Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form (age 16 -18 years) Year 12 and 13

Baleares International College sixth form is the leading British Sixth form on the island, committed to helping all our students to achieve success. We provide a friendly, tolerant and stimulating sixth form community in which students achieve the highest standards in their Advanced Level (A Level) subjects as a vital step to University life. BIC Sixth formers also benefit from a range of experiences and skills to allow progression to higher education, training or employment.

A levels are recognised as the best pre-University course leading to first degree university entrance worldwide. Students must be fluent in written and spoken English to meet the demands of their A Level courses, apart from the language courses, which are taught in the language studied.

BIC offers a wide choice of subjects and an enriching curriculum. Through our connections at the top Universities in the UK we are able to provide expert advice to our students. As a consequence the vast majority of our sixth formers will study in depth three A level courses, which will be two year linear courses with examinations at the end of Year 13. The exceptions to this rule are Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Science and Geography which retain the AS/A2 format. 

 

In the sixth form we would expect most students to follow a programme which includes:

  • Three full A level courses* 
  • Social Wellbeing Programme to lead full, happy lives.
  • Tutor time, including a weekly assembly 

Opportunities to take part in a range of other activities and to contribute to helping others. BIC Sixth form opportunities include: trips to Oxford, London and China to name a few; sport clubs and trips including tennis, cricket, football, basketball, skiing and cycling; student –led charity work; School music and drama productions, battle of the bands; Arts Award; BIC Young Entrepreneur programme; work experience and other volunteering opportunities

* Some students may study more than three courses. For instance, students who follow a 
programme which includes mathematics and further mathematics will study four A levels.

 

 

BIC offers its sixth form students individual help and support tailored to their needs:

  • A dedicated sixth form centre with a college feel
  • Additional staff time and support to mentor individual students
  • Small classes with lots of feedback
  • UCAS guidance to apply to University
  • Experienced qualified UK teachers, many of which are senior examiners in the UK
  • A student voice through the Sixth Form Council.

 

At BIC we offer a package that we believe maximises the students’ opportunities, choices and success.

Sixth Form induction evening for parents – Tuesday 25th September 2018

Sixth Form Open Evening - January 2019 (date tbc)

Revision Evening for parents – March 2019 (date tbc)

“We expect a BIC student to be a leader by the time they leave the sixth form and a guardian of all our futures. They will have optimism, intellectual curiosity and a deep seated security about themselves.”

Tony Gray, Head of Sixth Form