Introduction

The last two years of your school life are the most important stage of your school career, from the subjects you choose for A Level to gaining a place at your preferred choice of university, to the first steps towards the way of life you feel called to. At BICS you will have the opportunity of studying in small classes to help maximize your potential with a high ratio of teachers to pupils; BICS’ ratio is 1:6 as opposed to the public sector where the ratio is 1:16. The level of support you will receive is exceptional.

The International A Level Curriculum is a world renowned guarantee of excellence, recognised not only in all European countries, but internationally.

What can I study ?

Achieve something exceptional with your A Level.

The advantage of being in the Sixth Form at BICS is spending time with a group of like-minded people where outstanding success is respected and encouraged; all levels of talent are effectively supported. Within the framework of the Christian tradition, learning to respect one another’s talents and opinions becomes part of your life. This is enriched by a wide range of clubs and activities. BICS pupils leave the school with true confidence, not only in themselves but in public speaking and they are highly articulate in their written work; Trips and visits are organized not only in Belgium but abroad as well, to develop a depth of knowledge and experience in art, science and languages.

Subjects

Making the right choices.

The subjects you choose for A Level will determine the course of your intellectual development, they will influence what you go on to study at university and ultimately the career path you take; making the right choice is a matter of vital importance.

BICS focuses on traditional academic subjects favoured by good universities.

  • English and French.
  • Mathematics.
  • Biology.
  • Physics.
  • Chemistry.
  • History.
  • French language and Literature.

Music and Drama

Get on the stage with music and Drama.

Music is a big part of life at BICS, whether it be singing in the various choirs, playing in the orchestra, or individual lessons; Every year there is a high quality drama production. This year we are producing The Sound of Music.

When I leave ?

Your aspirations can be tested and realized.

Most of our Sixth Formers are expected to go on to university. The A Level qualification is highly esteemed as a standard of excellence, and will enable you to enter the best universities in Europe and in the world.

What are your A Level and IGCSE results?

In 2018 these were the results

IGCSE 2016/2017: 30 STUDENTS

A*
> 90%
A
80-89%
B
70-79%
C
60-69%
D
50-59%
< 50% >C
English I 5 5 2 3 1 93,5%
English II 1 3 3 1 2 70%
Literature 8  2 2 1 92%
French I 7  4  4  4 100%
French II 7  1 100%
Latin 1  4  3  1  2 81.5%
History 2  7  6  5  1  1 91%
Geography 1 3 9 5 4 3 72%
Maths 3 9 9 1 3 84%
Math Add 2 3 100%
Combined Sciences 1 1 1 1 3 42,5%
Coord. Sciences 12 3 1 1 94%

IGCSE    2017/2018: 30 STUDENTS

A*
> 90%
A
80-89%
B
70-79%
C
60-69%
D
50-59%
< 50% >C
English I 1 8 5 9 1 95,5%
English II 1 3 3 1 50%
Literature 3  7 6 1 94%
French I 4  5  7 100%
French II 8  2 2 100%
Latin 2  3 2 71,5%
History  4  6  10  3  4 74%
Geography 1 1 11 12 1 4 80%
Maths 3 1 13 10 3 90%
Math Add 2 100%
Combined Sciences 1 1 6 3 72,5%
Coord. Sciences 1 5 7 4 1 94,4%

A LEVEL 2017/2018: 16 STUDENTS

A*
> 90%
A
80-89%
B
70-79%
C
60-69%
D
50-59%
< 50% >C
English 2 1 100%
French  4 100%
History  4 100%
Maths  5  4  2  1  2 78.5%
Physics  1  3  1  1 83.3%
Chemistry  2  2  1  3 62.5%
Biology  2  2  2  1  5 50%

Does Bics offer counselling and careers advice?

The small class sizes in the Sixth Form enable our dedicated teachers to follow every student individually giving advice about potential career choices and further studies. The school is also a recognised centre for certain national university admissions testing bodies.
The school offers all necessary help and advice with university applications.

Will Brexit have an impact on the A Level Curriculum?

Here is the reply of Cambridge:

To date we have only received one query from our centres relating to recognition of our qualifications in Europe post-Brexit. From our continuing work with European universities I can report that we have had no indication that the acceptance of Cambridge International A Levels for entry to undergraduate study will be an issue post-Brexit.

The key document governing recognition is the Lisbon Recognition Convention. The UK is a signatory to the Convention, and remains a signatory, post-Brexit. The Lisbon Recognition Convention was drafted by the Council of Europe which is an entirely separate body from the European Union. From our point of view the core issues and processes in the recognition of Cambridge qualifications are not affected by Brexit.

Why do you not offer the IB programme?

At Bics we firmly believe that classical teaching methods are important. The A Level curriculum enables students also to master subjects in depth as opposed to a more generalist curriculum. Experience has shown that our students prepared by A Levels find the transition easier to university as they have already specialized in three or four subjects which genuinely interest them.