High School – IGCSE
KEY STAGE 4 – Years 10 and 11
At Key Stage Four, students study a series of compulsory and elective subjects, preparing for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams that are taken at the end of year 11.
The compulsory subjects of the IGCSE are: English, Spanish IGCSE, Mathematics, Coordinated Sciences (dual award) and Spanish. Next, students select two options: ICT or History; Business or Travel and Tourism. In addition, all students take the subjects of Physical Education, Spanish culture , Spanish Language and Literature, Workshops and PSHE.
High School – A-Level
KEY STAGE 5 – Year 12 y 13
With the IGCSE results, students then confirm their A-Levels choices. A-Level studies are equivalent to the 1st and 2nd Baccalaureate in the Spanish system, and are developed in the last two years of Sage College. A-level British courses are highly personalized and allow students to tailor their studies by choosing subjects that best suit their interests. In Years 12 and 13, the last two years of Baccalaureate, students are prepared for the Advanced Levels, Advanced Subsidiary Examinations (AS) in Year 12 and Advanced Level (A) in Year 13, from the University of Cambridge (CIE) . and Pearson Edexcel.
The Advanced Levels consist of a rigorous program of study and are recognised worldwide as an excellent means of entry to university. Most of the AS courses are studied in Year 12 and each course is the first part of the full A level. The second part, called A2, is normally studied in Year 13. Many students finish with three or four full A levels. Most universities require the equivalent of three good Advanced Level passes for entry.
Subjects taken at Sage College
Each student is advised as to the most suitable options open to them. Normally it is recommended that each student takes between three and four (AS) in Year 12 and continues with three or four A levels (A2) in Year 13.
Admission into Year 12 will require at least five IGCSE passes (grade C) and acceptance by the school on at least three Advanced Subsidiary (AS) courses. It is expected that for AS and A level a grade A or B is achieved at IGCSE for the subject that the student wishes to study. As an example: To take Physics A level, an A or B grade in Extended Maths and Coordinated Sciences (Extended) at the IGCSE level is necessary. In some cases a student may achieve only ‘C’ grades. In this case the school will meet with parents and the pupil concerned and plan the most appropriate programme of study.
Students will need to achieve a minimum of 3 A levels with a total UCAS score of 140 or more.
AS levels are normally taken at the end of Year 12 when the student has the option to complete the subject to A2 level.
This 2-year pre-university study programme provides direct entry to both
Spanish and international universities.
The Sixth Form includes Year 12 and Year 13, usually between 16 and 18 year olds.
Students take the Cambridge A-level exams at the end of this period, which will allow them to enter directly Spanish universities or other international universities.
Sage College’s students are assessed by the prestigious international entity CIE (Cambridge International Examination). Being an independent organization, it guarantees absolute accuracy in the results as well as recognition worldwide.