Who Should Come To Night School
In September 2014, the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education specified new requirements from candidates attending British system schools for the prestigious Merit Scholarship. The new requirements demand that students should have eight passed subjects, two at AS Level and six (I)GCSE, (minimum five grade C plus one grade D). Moreover, to be considered for a science course, in addition to passes in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at (I)GCSE, students must study at least one science at AS Level. Furthermore, in order to read medicine, most universities require a minimum of one AS to be in Chemistry.
As a response to these new requirements, The British School of Kuwait (BSK) proposed the establishment of evening classes offering Mathematics and Science Courses at GCE AS Level, thus enabling students to obtain scholarships for Science-based degrees, if successful.
The Sixth Form at BSK is the route to the most prestigious Ivy League (USA) and Russell Group (UK) universities such as Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford. These universities require a minimum entrance standard of four grade A* or A subjects at A Level. Additionally, students are best served at interview by holding a portfolio of extracurricular achievements. For Kuwaiti students targeting such universities, the Sixth Form is the ideal platform.
For Kuwaiti students, and others, needing only AS Level in two subjects, the Sixth Form is not appropriate. However, by holding AS Level qualifications a far better standard, or tier, of university becomes available than for graduates holding only (I)GCSE.