In 6th Form at LAUDE, The Lady Elizabeth School there are a wide variety of subjects to choose from including: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education, Applied ICT, Business Studies, Geography, History, Photography, Marine Science, English Literature, English Language, French, German, Spanish, Performing Arts, Global Perspectives and Art. This gives each individual student the opportunity to reach the highest academic level in their chosen studies. Economics was also added to the curriculum in September 2017.
English is the official language at The Lady Elizabeth School. Sixth Form studies are complemented by the Spanish Curriculum with the following subjects taught in preparation for the 'Fase Voluntaria de la PAU (Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad)': Matemáticas, Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales, Física, Química, Biología, Geografía, Historia del Arte, Economía de la empresa (posiblemente), Lengua castellana y literatura y Valenciano
Entrance to 6th Form
It is recommended that pupils have achieved at least 5 GCSE passes, grade C, (new grade 4 or 5), or above, to start 6th Form studies. AS and A Level subjects are highly academic and very demanding. Many subject teachers will make further recommendations regarding specific GCSE subjects and require B grades or higher. It is our aim to ensure students choose the right programme to ensure success and achieve the A Level grades necessary for the future.
Choosing A - Level Subjects
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 at:
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.
The number of A - Levels studied varies according to each individual. It is usual to begin with four subjects and leave the Vl form with 3 A - Levels plus an AS level. However, this is a matter that needs to be discussed on an individual basis.
Vl Form Blocks
For timetabling purposes A-Level subjects are put into blocks. It is not possible to study two subjects from the same block as they will be timetabled simultaneously. The blocks are changed every year in an attempt to accommodate as many students as possible with their first choices. Regrettably we cannot satisfy everyone. After the February Half Term we usually ask Year 11 pupils, both at Laude Lady Elizabeth School and from other schools, to let us have their preliminary choices and we will block the subjects for the next academic year accordingly.
Below are a list of the subjects on offer. For more information click on the individual subjects:
For information regarding the Spanish Section please click on the following link: UNED
To view some of the University Placements from 2017 click on the following link: University Placements