Our students graduate with the International A Levels (IALs), allowing them entry to universities globally
The GCSEs are the main qualifications taken by students at 16 years of age in the national British curriculum.
GCSEs are subject-specific qualifications and involve studying the theory of a subject combined with some investigative work.
As we prepare our learners to take the GCSEs in just one year, as opposed to the standard two, students focus on the core subjects required at university level:
- English Literature
- English Language
- Combined Science which counts as two GCSE subjects (biology, chemistry and physics)
Our students also study the following subjects during our GCSE programme, but don’t sit the exams:
- Creative arts and drama
- Physical education
- Social sciences: business, history and geography
The International A-levels are the international version of the UK A-level qualification.
Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Levels (IAL) are globally recognised qualifications that open doors to top universities worldwide.
It is the final school qualification, usually taken by students 16 – 19 years old. The international A-Levels is a rigorous curriculum that offers students choice and flexibility.
Key facts about the international A Levels:
- Students can take up to four A-levels, with most universities requiring a minimum of three
- Students sit exams in May/ June each year. There may be opportunities in October and January to re sit papers if students are not satisfied with their grades
- This is a two year qualification, with exams occurring at the end of the first year and again at the end of the second year.
- A student’s final grade in each subject consists of the marks awarded after exams in both the first and second year of the qualification
No two weeks at the TLA are the same. This is because we love to balance academics with fun extracurricular opportunities. Our weekly activities, such as cooking, arts, sports, and community service complement and support student studies. Throughout the year, students might try tennis, personal training sessions, paddleboarding, yoga, pilates, ceramics, drawing, pottery and much more.
After school activities
We offer after school activities to our students, included in the tuition price. These activities vary throughout the year, but typically include:
- Evening study centre open to 7pm
- Model United Nations (Model UN)
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Student and teacher run clubs including: Feminist Club, Chess Club and more