Pre-A Level, AGE: 15 (YEAR 11)
At LEH International School Foshan, we believe that every student has the potential to achieve greatness, and our Pre-A Level Programme (PAL) is designed to help them do just that. This one-year intensive programme is a challenging and rewarding learning experience that is designed to prepare you for the demands of the rigorous A Level Programme and beyond. The Pre-A Level coordinator will be their English teacher as well as the first point of contact for support and advice for both Parents and students.
Mrs Deborah Kirk
Mrs Deborah Kirk joined LEH Foshan as the Founding Head of Mathematics Faculty and Head of Sixth Form. 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 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.
All students will need to become independent learners, motivated and prepared to work hard, be focused and learn the work presented to them. Students are treated as young adults and as such they are responsible for their own actions; they are preparing for university so I would hope to see them engage fully in school life inside and outside of the classroom. They are expected to be role models for the rest of the school and that should be evident in their dress, their behaviour around school, and by their study habits.
The LEH Foshan Pre-A Level curriculum is constructed in a way which allows students to experience areas of academic interest and to find out what they are passionate about.
● Business Studies
● Computer Science
● Design & Technology
● English Literature
● Further Mathematics
● Physical Education
● The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
● Careers and University Guidance
● Physical Education (non-A Level)
● PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economics)
Prior to confirming their selections for entry into the Pre-A Level Programme, which leads into the Advanced Level Programme, students are encouraged to arrange a meeting with their personal tutor and with the individual subject teachers, so that they may discuss their option choices.
The Pre-A Level syllabus builds a bridge to the A Level curriculum. It blends classroom teaching with specialist one-to-one language learning allowing students to develop the academic and social vocabulary required to extend their education and prepare them for studies at the top universities. The underlying focus on developing language requirements is key to preparing students for A Level course.
Students from any educational institution can join the Pre-A Level Programme as the needs of the student are catered for by our specialist team of ELL teachers and specialist subject teachers who have a wealth of experience teaching internationally.