A Level, AGES: 16 - 18 (YEAR 12 - 13)

Head of Sixth Form

Mrs Deborah Kirk

  • Head of Mathematics &Computer Science Faculty

Mrs Deborah Kirk joined LEH Foshan as the Founding Head of Mathematics & Computer Science Faculty. She graduated from the University of Exeter with a Mathematics degree and since then, Mrs Kirk has taught Maths for over 30 years around the world in top international schools, including in Bogota (Colombia), Barcelona, Dubai, and Bangkok. Before joining LEH Foshan she was teaching in the UK where she was not only teaching Maths, but also enjoyed the role of Sixth Form Tutor supporting pre-university preparation as well as an A Level Examiner.

Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form

Students in the Sixth Form at LEH Foshan study for Advanced Level (A Level) qualifications, which are the gateway to universities all around the world. Students typically study three to four subjects, which should be tailored to their future plans and individual interests and skills. In addition, students have the opportunity to prepare themselves for higher education by following the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) programme which is the most popular English Language test used by universities, and a prerequisite for some whose first language is not English. LEH Foshan is also proud to offer the International Project Qualification (IPQ) which allows students to conduct their own research into an area that is of interest to them – and also earns UCAS points. Time is dedicated to university application procedures and exploring alternative pathways after they leave LEH Foshan.

The Sixth Form is the culmination of a student’s school career and the stepping stone to the worlds of higher education or the workplace. We encourage all our Sixth Form students to make the most of the opportunities that are offered to them; to explore new ways of working; to take on leadership roles and act as role models for the younger students; to build on their successes to date and to fully realise the potential that each of our young people possess.

Pastoral care in the Sixth Form is led by the Head of Sixth Form and a team of dedicated tutors, who pay close attention to the wellbeing of the young adults in their care. Students are expected to be involved in making the decisions that affect them, be leaders of the student community and fully support House events. There is a Head and Deputy Head Prefect, and other students have specific Prefect roles within the school. Parents can always discuss their child’s academic progress or raise any concerns about their welfare by contacting the Head of Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form is a time when students should be ambitious in their approach to their studies and dedicated to acquiring the knowledge and skills that will open up doors for them in the future. They have to be independent and know what is best for them, while still playing a role in many teams throughout the school community. Above all, they should enjoy this period of academic and personal growth and make best use of the opportunities offered to prepare themselves for life beyond LEH Foshan.

A Level Programme

Starting in August 2022, LEH International School Foshan will offer the prestigious Advanced Level Qualifications Programme (A Level) to our Sixth Form students. This will enable LEH students finishing their IGCSEs to continue their top-level British Education in Foshan in Year 12 and 13.

The A Levels help prepare students for university all over the world and not only in the UK. They are a great introduction to the study habits, the rigour and the deep content knowledge required at university. In the UK they have been designed as university entrance exams, nevertheless, they are widely valued all over the world and they will allow you to have a smooth admissions process.

Subjects on Offer at LEH Foshan

Students typically study a minimum of three subjects. Subjects include English Language & Literature, Spanish, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, Economics, Art, Sports Science, Computer Science and of course Chinese.

The compulsory core of Physical Education, Personal, Health and Social Education and Critical Thinking will enhance a programme of 3 or 4 A Level subjects.

Talented and Experienced Teachers

Your child(ren) will be taught by our talented teachers, 90 % of whom are British, with over 15 years of teaching experience on average, some of them are/had been examiners of IGCSE and A Level.

Mrs Deborah Kirk

Mrs Deborah Kirk is our Head of Mathematics & Computer Science Faculty. She has taught Maths for over 30 years around the world in top international schools, including Colombia, Spain, Dubai and Bangkok. She is also an A Level Examiner.


Dr Martin Kirk

Dr Martin Kirk is our Head of Science & Technology Faculty. Dr Kirk has over 25 years of experience teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics in local schools in the UK and British international schools around the world including in Thailand, Dubai, Spain and China. He is also an associate examiner of Pearson A-Level Chemistry. He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, both from the University of Leeds.

Mr David Hobourn

Mr David Hobourn is our Director of Music with over twenty years’ experience in music education and performance. He has been on the music examining panel of Trinity College London since 1999.


Mr Stuart Savill

Mr Stuart Savill is the Head of Drama & Creative Arts Faculty, and Exams Officer with over 20 years of teaching experience. He has also held positions including Student Council Coordinator, and worked as a Senior Examiner and Senior Moderator for GCSE Drama.


300 Years of Teaching Excellence

Chosen as Independent Girls' School of the Year at the Independent School Awards, Lady Eleanor Holles (LEH) is a remarkable school. It is a school where students successfully combine impressive intellectual endeavour with enthusiastic engagement well beyond academia. Their exam results and their sporting achievements are among the best in the UK. Their musical and dramatic activities place them among the best of young performers.

In 2022, 95% achieved A*-B at A level and 95% achieved A*-A (9-7) at GCSE.

At LEH Foshan it is our goal to match the excellent adacemic standard of our sister school.