Baleares International College Sixth Form is the leading British Sixth Form on the island, committed to helping all our students achieve success.
We provide a friendly, tolerant and stimulating Sixth Form community in which students achieve the highest standards in their Advanced Level (A Level) or career-based applied learning subjects as a vital step to their university life or career.
A Levels are recognised as the best pre-university course leading to first degree university entrance worldwide. Career-based courses have earned a worldwide reputation as applied learning qualification because it provides learners with a clear route into university or straight into their career. Students must be fluent in written and spoken English to meet the demands of their A Level or career-based courses, apart from the language courses, which are taught in the language studied.
Leticia RehbockBIC Alumni - 2019 Class Deputy Head Girl
Our sixth form is growing but we are still close - there is a family feel. Our lessons are very interactive with lots of feedback to help you grow in confidence.
BIC offers a wide choice of subjects and an enriching curriculum. In the Sixth Form, we would expect most students to follow a programme that includes:
- Three or four full A Level or Career-based courses
- International Project Qualification (IPQ)
- Global Citizenship Programme
BIC offers its Sixth Form students:
- A dedicated Sixth Form study centre with a college feel
- Additional staff time and one-to-one support to mentor individual students
- Small, seminar-style classes with a focus on individualised feedback
- Help with applications to universities in the UK, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, US and others
- Experienced, qualified UK teachers, many of whom are also senior examiners in the UK
- A wide range of extra-curricular events and clubs including trips abroad, sports, drama, Young Enterprise and the Duke of Edinburgh Award
Olivia TaylorSixth Form student and Head Girl
BIC offers a unique learning experience with small class sizes and incredible teaching. BIC offers a range of subjects which aren’t available at other schools on the island. I have thoroughly enjoyed studying here, and I’m sure you will too!
Sixth Form – Curriculum
Years 12 and 13
In the Sixth Form, students are prepared for the Advanced Levels (A Level) examinations or the careers-based qualification. Students also have the opportunity to take an Extended Project Qualification, a self-directed and self-motivated project on a topic of their own choice, which is worth half an A Level.
A Levels remain the gold standard for students who aspire to access university in the UK or their home country. A Levels are taken over two years: the first year is called an AS, or Advanced Subsidiary level. This is equal to half an A Level. The second year is called an Advanced level. A Levels are graded A*, A, B, C, D and E.
Career-based qualifications have earned a worldwide reputation because it provides learners with a clear route into university or straight into their career. Today’s employers are looking for confident, work-ready employees who have the practical knowledge and technical skills that are acquired while studying a Career-based course.
All the courses are taught in English except the language courses, which are taught in the language studied. Competence in English is a prerequisite for success in the A Level programme. It shows that students have the fluency in written and spoken English to meet the demands of an undergraduate university course right from the start.
To be eligible to study A Levels, it is highly recommended that students have at least 5 IGCSE passes at grade C or 4 and above (to include Mathematics and English).
Sixth Form Parent
The transition from a UK school to BIC 6th Form was an extraordinarily reassuring process. Engagement by the BIC team at all labels was positive and reassuring.
The sense of real engagement and commitment to the prospective students' needs was outstanding. Our daughter is fully embedded in the 6th Form and after enduring COVID lock down and online learning at home for GCSE in the UK has utterly blossomed.
She describes her life as liberated, full of choice academically and found commuted friends. Fulfilling her academic potential, sporting potential and personal wellbeing. She feels her friendships will last a life time.