We provide a friendly, tolerant and stimulating Sixth Form community in which students achieve the highest standards in their Advanced Level (A Level) subjects as a vital step to their university life and career
A Levels are recognised as the gold standard pre-university course leading to first degree university entrance worldwide.
Overall, the curriculum in Sixth Form ensures that all of our students have the opportunity to maximise their potential, leaving BISL as confident, articulate, successful young people, ready to make their mark on the world.
Students must demonstrate written and spoken English fluency to meet the demands of their A Level courses, apart from the language courses, which are taught in the language studied.
My chosen subject teachers are all hard-working and dedicated to my wellbeing as a student, and at the same time they are equally goal-focused, on honing my academic abilities with every single one of my teachers going outside of work hours to make sure I get feedback on my work as quickly as possible. Their critiques are always constructive and helpful, making my improvements evident throughout the academic year.
Sixth Form Curriculum
For the final two years at school, and in preparation for our students’ entry to university, our Sixth Form students in Years 12 and 13 prepare for AS and A Level examinations from CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) - the world’s leading international British qualifications provider and AQA (Assessments and Qualifications Alliance) - the UK's largest examination board. These examinations are sat by students at schools in more than 160 countries around the world.
A Levels remain the gold standard for students who aspire to access universities around the world. A Levels are taken over two years: the first year is called an AS, or Advanced Subsidiary level. This is equivalent to half an A Level. The second year is called an Advanced level.
BISL Sixth Form students have successfully gone on to study at their first choice universities across Europe (including the UK and Slovenia), the USA, the Middle East and South-East Asia.
AS and A Level subjects offered at BISL include English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, History, Geography, Business, Economics, Psychology, Art & Design and Music.
Students typically study four AS subjects in Year 12 and take three of these subjects through to A Level in Year 13.
A significant benefit of A Levels is that they do not prescribe which subjects must be studied (unlike the Slovenian Matura or the International Baccalaureate) and offer students the opportunity to specialise in a particular field (such as the sciences) or cover a broad range of subjects of their choosing. Students have the freedom to select the subjects that are right for them, with careful guidance from teachers.
All Sixth Formers have Physical Education lessons, although this is a non-examination subject, in an effort to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, specific lessons are dedicated to study skills, time management, relevant personal, social and current issues and, as time goes on, the process of applying for Higher Education, including career advice and course guidance, as well as interview techniques and CV writing.
Our senior students assume leadership roles within the school community, many taking part in various community service activities both in and out of school, and participating fully in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People - known in Slovenia as MEPI.
Tomaš ‘17Imperial College London
To me BISL is, first and foremost, a family. That's what I think about when I think of BISL - a wonderful group of individuals I could always rely on.