Cambridge International AS/A Levels are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are part of the Cambridge Advanced stage. They are taken in over 125 countries and offer a choice of many different subjects. Cambridge International AS/A Level qualifications are widely recognized and valued by universities and employers alike.

The AS/A Level qualifications, give students the opportunity to go to universities (state-funded and private) in Spain, UK, USA, or any other country around the world.

Year 12 students at Thames British School will take four A Level subjects, choosing from:


Spanish university preparation classes

At the same time, students have direct access to universities in Spain (both state-funded and private) and don´t have to enter the university entrance examinations (Selectividad). With their British A Level qualifications, students obtain their Calificación de Acceso a la Universidad (CAU) automatically. They can enter the “Fase voluntaria” exams in order to improve their grade point average by up to 4 points, especially if they intend to access a course that require a grade point average higher than 10 points, such as engineering or medicine. The subjects that are offered as part of the “Fase Voluntaria” at Thames are: Química, Filosofía, Lengua y Literatura e Inglés para extranjeros.

What is Cambridge International A Level?

Cambridge International A Level is one of the most recognised qualifications around the world. For over 50 years, Cambridge International A Level has been accepted as proof of academic ability for entry to universities and institutes of higher education. They are also important to employers who frequently demand A Levels as a condition of job entry.

Cambridge International A/AS Levels offer a flexible course of study that gives students the freedom to select the subjects that are right for them:

Cambridge A Levels

Cambridge A Levels for universities

We will also offer the Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Diploma which provides a high-quality English-medium qualification which prepares young people for honours degree programmes. It is a ‘group’ certificate which requires the study of subjects drawn from three curriculum areas. Cambridge AICE Diploma offers students the opportunity to tailor their studies to their individual interests, abilities and future plans within an international curriculum framework.

Many colleges and universities are awarding students advanced standing and academic credit for Cambridge AICE Diploma examinations passed.

The Cambridge portfolio of advanced qualifications offers a wide range of subject choice to students preparing for further study or progression to employment.