Dear parents and students,
These are exciting times of change and development at Holy Mary!
We are currently a British catholic school in Madrid for boys and girls between the ages of 2 to 16. But due to pressure from our pupils and parents, who are highly pleased by the educational provision currently offered by our British early years, primary and secondary sections, in September 2018 we will launch a new pre-university section (VIth Form) to cover the final two years for 16-18 year olds within the British education system.
In September 2018 our first set of Year 12 pupils will begin their journey towards the completion of a set of Advanced Level subjects (A levels), and from September 2019 they will begin their Year 13 and sit their final A level examinations in the summer of 2020. With their A level certificates our pupils can apply directly to top UK universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, UCL, Edinburgh, and LSE, and top public and private universities in Madrid including ICADE, Cunef, Instituto de Empresa, Autónoma, Computense, and Politecnica.
The options are varied and plentiful! Therefore our pupils will receive detailed personalised university and careers guidance from the moment they complete their Year 11.
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Holy Mary British Catholic School is pleased to confirm the following features of its new pre-university VIth Form. The new VIth Form will open for Year 12 (1º Bac) in September 2018, and for Year 13 (2º Bac) in September 2019.
Advanced Levels (A level)
This is the level of certification required to make direct applications to English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish universities, and also, following the Ley de Bolonia (2010), to make direct applications to state-funded Spanish universities from a British school in Spain, and in general to any state-funded university in any country within the European Community. Private universities in any country, including the USA, each have their own application requirements although they all recognize the value of British A levels.
Pupils studying in Year 12 at Holy Mary will choose their A level subjects from:
Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied ICT, History, Economics & Business, English Literature, Art & Design, Geography, and French.
Also, all native speakers of Spanish will take A level Spanish in the summer of their Year 12.
Spanish university preparation classes
All Holy Mary VIth Form pupils who may possibly choose to make applications to Spanish universities will study at least two of the following Spanish subjects (two classes only per week per subject):
Matemáticas II, Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales, Dibujo Técnico, Biología, Química, Física, Lengua y Literatura, Geografía e Historia.
University & careers guidance
Our pupils will receive comprehensive university application and careers guidance throughout their two years in our VIth Form. This will include attendance at university fairs, receiving guest speakers from a variety of professions, one-to-one interviews, and personalized assistance with both the UK and Spanish university application processes.
VIth Form Centre
Our VIth Form pupils will enjoy their own space at the top of our secondary building at c/ Arga 19. Only Year 12 and Year 13 pupils will have access to the VIth Form Centre work space – including a university and careers library, and laptop technology connected to the internet – where our VIth Form pupils can spend their study periods completing their home and class work and their personal research.