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Students at Bordeaux International School normally study three to five subjects at International Advanced Level, taking the AS examination at the end of the first year, and
the full A level after two years (download brochure).
There is a “core” of five subjects offered at BIS, comprising: Mathematics, English, French, Business Studies and Biology.
Five supplementary subjects are available comprising: Chemistry, Physics, History, Spanish and Art. Since these may be taught almost on an individual tutorial basis an extra cost may be involved (please refer to school fees / further information upon request).
From September 2016, BIS will increase its range of offerings by giving students the option to study one subject via a distance learning course. Proposed subjects include Law, Economics and Psychology.
All students study French at an appropriate level.
Entry requirements :
Students must have obtained at least a grade “C” in both English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) and at least a grade “B” in their chosen A Level subjects.
International students must have a minimum “B2” level on the European language ladders scale.
International Advanced Level results :
|% achieving grades A - C||90 %||90 %||77.3 %|
|% achieving grades A - D||100 %||90 %||92 %|
|% achieving grades A / A*||30 %||24 %||25.9 %|
PSGS (Personal, Social & Global skills) & Extra Curricular activities :
The International A-Level Programme aims to challenge students not only to excel in their studies but also to encourage personal achievement.There are three core elements to the programme – Academic study, PSGS and extra–curricular activities. Students are encouraged to develop their personal skills, to become involved in both the school and the local community, thus preparing them to become global citizens. For more information on both the PSGS programme and the wide range of extra-curricular activities available please consult the International Advanced Level brochure.
Advanced Level school hours
09.00 to 16.15 on Monday
08.30 to 16.15 on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
At A2 Level, students follow a more flexible timetable in preparation for university study.