For the first time in 2016 students were able to study A-Levels on Praslin. This represented a major development in education on Praslin as up until then students had to travel to Mahe in order to further their education beyond IGCSE. The decision to offer A-Levels on Praslin offered students the option of remaining in a supportive home environment throughout their A-Level studies.
Students starting A-Level with us begin in June with the course lasting for 2 years with students sitting their AS-Levels after the first year and their final A-Level exams at the end of the second year. Students work towards the Cambridge International AS and A-Levels and via the link below, you can find detailed specifications for the courses offered.
Success at A-Level is seen as the gold standard of secondary education and would allow students to study a wide range of university programmes, either at UniSey or overseas. A-Level is also seen as a great academic platform from which to move on to a range of careers. Whether you’re aiming to progress to higher education or gain the qualifications you need to enter the workplace, our A Level courses help set you up for success for the future. Many of our students go on to enjoy a broad range of opportunities after completing their A Level courses, typically choosing three or four A Levels for a two-year study programme.
2020 A-Level Leavers include:
Past students include:
Making the move from school to A Levels doesn’t have to be daunting. We have a dedicated A Level centre and our staff are experienced and well qualified in their subjects – browse our range of A Levels and set yourself up for a successful career or a place at university.
The school day will closely match the day for secondary but will run on a flextime basis. School will begin at 8.05am and finish at 2.30pm and students are expected to be in school during this time. Like all A-Level centres, students will not be in class at all times during the day. Most days will contain a mixture of taught classes and free study periods in which students are to complete set reading, independent learning tasks or additional research. We also expect A-Level students to participate in extra curricular activities such as sports clubs or drama productions and to be proactive with school events. We also encourage enrichment and / or work experience and time will be allocated in the week for both of these.
Our A-Level programme is available to anybody who has achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSE level in any subjects. We would also ask that you achieve at least a B grade in any subject you wish to take at A-Level. We encourage applications from students on Praslin and La Digue but will be welcoming to any students from Mahe or overseas wishing to come and study with us.
For further information about A-Levels at VISP please feel free to email Mrs Marie-Hélène Dione, Head of A-Level studies at [email protected]