UNIVERSITY & CAREERS
At ISA, as a British international school, we offer our students a personalised university guidance service starting in the final years of secondary school.
All students participate in the University Pathways Programme, a comprehensive guidance programme through which students will take the necessary steps to access any university of their choice in the future. Among other aspects, students will progressively obtain their language certifications, as well as the requirements requested by some foreign universities, such as workplaces in companies or participation in volunteer programmes, among others.
At Key Stage 5 students study only the subjects they have chosen as options plus, where appropriate, the subjects they need to fulfil the requirements of the Spanish Fases Especificas. It is an expectation that all
students retain and complete their Spanish Fases Especificas.
Some careers require specific A – Levels for entrance to university courses. To research these in the UK go to the UCAS site and follow the link to Course Search. Here you will be able to see the course specific requirements at every university and even see the grades expected for the coming year.
There is an increasing number of courses taught in English outside the UK in countries such as Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, here in Spain and beyond. There is a lot of information about these on the internet but one source in particular that is very good is:
For students who are not sure what they want to study, there is excellent advice available from the Russell Group of Universities.
For all students the most important piece of advice is to choose subjects that you enjoy as these are the ones in which you have most chance of success.