A-Levels are a two-year programme of study taken in the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13). Students at ESK begin by taking 4 subjects at AS Level in Year 12. In Year 13, students continue with 3 or 4 of these subjects at A2 Level, thus completing the International A-Level Programme.
In addition to academic subjects, at ESK students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of Service and Extra Curricular Activities (SECA), spread out within the two years. This provides students with the opportunity to contribute to the community around them while developing confidence, autonomy, compassion and becoming well-rounded individuals.
We also offer the Extended Project Qualification (a 5000-word essay) for students who have strong research and essay writing skills. The EPQ is a self-guided (but supervised) passion project which encourages independence and organisational skills.
There will be an increased challenge as students study in greater depth and become more specialised in subjects related to the course they wish to study at university.
Exam board websites provide feedback on past exams that can be used to help improve students' future exam results.
Students will have the opportunity to contribute to lessons and have more one to one interaction with their teachers.
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ESK offers mostly International A Level subjects (except for Art, Music, and Drama) and their exams can be taken for specific units studied twice a year in January and June. This is an advantage for our students compared to UK students who have to take exams at the end of the two years. However, it must be stressed that students should not rely on the ability to re-take unit exams as this can be an increased burden. All efforts must be made to do well in unit exams at the time scheduled.