Routes

There are four routes through the International Sixth Form at the Anglo, each of which is designed around the principles of a baccalaureate curriculum. Each route is therefore broad, rigorous, internationally-informed and built around a set of core experiences. Whichever route is chosen sets Anglo students apart in the employment and university market.

A Level Route (A)

In order to study on the A Level route, students must first meet our general matriculation requirement of 5 GCSEs grades 9-5 including a grade 5 or above in English. The majority of the A Levels that we offer require that the students obtains a grade 6, or above, in the subject (or related subject) at GCSE in order to study it at A Level.

A Level, IB Route (AIB)

In order to study on the AIB route, students must first meet our general matriculation requirement of 5 GCSEs grades 9-5 including a grade 5 or above in English. The majority of the A Levels that we offer require that the student has obtained a grade 6, or above, in the subject at GCSE in order to study it at A Level and a grade 5, or above, for any subject that they wish to study at IB Standard Level.

IB Career Programme Route (IBCP)

In order to study on the IBCP route, students must first meet our general matriculation requirement of 5 GCSEs grades 9-5 including a grade 5 or above in English. The majority of the A Levels that we offer require that the student has obtained a grade 6, or above, in the subject at GCSE in order to study it at A Level (or grade 5 for Vocational A Level Equivalents) and a grade 5, or above, for any subject that they wish to study at IB Standard Level.

IB Diploma Route (IBDP)

In order to study on the IBDP route, students must first meet our general matriculation requirement of 5 GCSEs grades 9-5 including a grade 5 or above in English. We require that the student has obtained a grade 6, or above, at GCSE for any subject that they wish to study at Higher Level and a grade 5, or above, for any subject that they wish to study at Standard Level.

Languages in the Sixth Form

What is a “baccalaureate education”?

A baccalaureate programme is an educational experience that is broad (involving all major subject disciplines); balanced (in that specialisation is deferred or avoided) and coherent (with clear values, learner outcomes and themes which add relevance to subject study). The programme adds up to more than the sum of its parts and provides for the rounded education of the student.

Learning is concurrent to enable connections to be made and the programme is founded on a very clear set of values. A baccalaureate will also contain a core of learning common to all learners which would typically include individual research, an element of study skills and an opportunity to demonstrate service above self. The core provides an opportunity for learning to be applied as well as to deepen understanding and enrich learning itself.

Assessment is rigorous and based on agreed criteria which are not subject to change other than as part of periodic systematic review. – Anglo European School 2014

Additional Notes:

  • In response to changes in government policy, all A Levels at AES by 2017 will have moved on a phased basis to 2 year linear courses. In addition, our matriculation requirements for the new GCSE qualifications in English and Maths are included in line with new grading system of 1-9.
  • Students already at the Anglo European will need to have successfully completed the Diplôme du Citoyen. External candidates will have to demonstrate their commitment to global citizenship. These are essential requirements which would ensure acceptance on a suitable Sixth Form course. Where a subject is being studied at Sixth Form level for the first time (for example Philosophy or Economics), a minimum of grade B at GCSE is required in a complementary subject for an intended A Level or IB Higher subject and a minimum of grade C for a Standard subject. However, one GCSE subject can only be used for 2 complementary Sixth Form courses.
  • In addition to Citizenship/Tutor period, a course in Languages (which may be one of your choices at A level or in addition at introductory level) and completion of a Creativity, Action, Service course (CAS-75 hours). Combined with 4 A level subjects this represents a broad (baccalaureate) course with a minimum of 540 planned study hours over each year of the two year programme.
  • All students are expected to have achieved the minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics by the time they leave the Sixth Form, therefore those who matriculate without a Grade 5 will need to join the GCSE Mathematics re-sit group. Mathematics courses in the Sixth Form also have additional matriculation requirements. As well as reading the information contained about the various subjects on our website, students should check with their Year 11 Mathematics teacher for further details. External applicants should discuss this at interview.
  • These matriculation requirements are not intended to select the most able students but they are intended to provide a realistic entrance requirement, thereby avoiding the possibility of students starting a Sixth Form programme for which they are not suited. We cannot guarantee a course if students change their minds about which subjects they want to study after GCSE results are published, even if they have matriculated.
  • Students not achieving GCSE Grade5 in English may still be considered for a place in our Sixth Form after consulting Yr11 teachers about the likelihood of success on chosen courses and the possibility of a re-sit.
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