On to A Level

Access to the Sixth Form to begin preparation for the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A- Level/A2) examinations in Year 12 & 13, is open to those students who have passed a required minimum of subjects at (I)GCSE with good grades (Grade 5 or higher or equivalent).

Students select 3-4 subjects at A-Level (including Spanish A-Level if not completed in Key Stage 4) from the wide range offered at Kings College Panama.

These include:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Spanish (compulsory)

In addition, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Life Skills, Careers Guidance and Physical Education (PE) and individual Study Time form part of each student’s timetable.

MEDUCA requirements also mean that students are required to increase the number of classes in Panamanian Social Studies and partake in a compulsory national service in order to gradate the MEDUCA Diploma at the end of Year 13 – this allows students to access Panamanian Universities.

Class sizes, at present, are likely to small, allowing for a better Pupil-Teacher ratio than offered in most other schools.  This supports rapid progress and better overall attainment.  For those students struggling to access the Advanced Level content, a three year program of study may be introduced to ensure pupils attain the final grade they deserve.

At the end of Year 13, students sit the final Advanced Level (A-Level) examinations and success in the A Level examinations gives access to university education worldwide.

Students wishing to enter American Universities are guided towards SAT preparation programs available throughout Panama but in addition to their A-Level study – this is likely to involve time spent in evenings and at weekends and does not form part of the curriculum time at King’s College Panama.

King’s Group is justifiably proud of a consistently high pass rate in official examinations leading to an excellent record on University entry in all of its schools and we look forward to joining in that success.



King’s College, The British School of Panama is a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that King’s College, The British School of Panama believes is important for our students.