BIS offers a range of 10 different subjects at AS and A-Level (see diagram below). Students typically choose 3 or 4 A-Level subjects to study 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).
In recent years, BIS has increased 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 (white circles in diagram).
All students are required to study French at an appropriate level. All courses are subject to demand.
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 :
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.
Universities and Careers Guidance
BIS offers a dedicated service to help our students get on the right path to achieve their ambitions. For details, see the Universities & Careers page >
Advanced Level school hours
09.00 to 16.30 on Monday
08.25 to 16.30 on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
At A2 Level, students follow a more flexible timetable in preparation for university study.