Post Secondary

Welcome to the VISP Post Secondary Section

A-Levels at VISP

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.

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/

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.

At Present We Offer

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • Geography
  • Maths
  • Mechanics
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Travel & Tourism
 
A-Level Success Stories

2020 A-Level Leavers include:

  • Alyssa Testa who secured a place at Manchester University (England) to study Business
  • Julius Bossy who is going to study Commerce at Western University Australia
  • Aliette Vidot who secured a place at Bath University (England) to read English Literature

Past students include: 

  • Benny Boodna studying Medicine at the Slovak Medical University (Slovakia)
  • Christina Gill studying Law at Aberdeen University (Scotland)
  • Chl Verlaque at the Hospitality Management School in Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Sumitha Pillay studying Finance at Newcastle University (England)
Facilities & Lessons
  • Our students use a range of teaching techniques to help students learn in the way that best suits them. Learners benefit from small classes which support their revision techniques, writing styles and organisation. Every sixth-former is also linked to a mentor and they meet half termly to discuss progress.
  • A-Level students have access to all of the facilities, which are available to students in the secondary phase of the school. This includes, 2 modern science labs, 1 ICT suite and a secondary library containing many fiction and non-fiction books as well as text books and revision guides.
  • In addition to this, the school has created an area exclusively for the use of A-Level students. Located on the first floor, A-Level students have access to a common room, a small ICT suite for research and independent study and 2 dedicated A-Level classrooms. 

 

The A-Level school day


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.

Entry Requirements


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 mdione@visp-sey.com