AGES 16–18


As a leading A-level curriculum school in Guangzhou, China,  we can personalise the A-level programme so it plays to each individual’s strengths, which we believe is of vital importance when it comes to maximising our students' chances of success. Students can choose to specialise in A-level subjects in the sciences, arts, or languages, or opt for a broader A-level curriculum based on their future aspirations and their strengths.
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Key Stage 5 Curriculum and 6th Form A-Level Courses

A-levels are a globally accepted qualification. They are recognised and held in high regard by universities, colleges, and employers worldwide, including in US, Asian, European, Canadian, and Australian universities, with some even offering whole semesters' worth of credit to A-level graduates because of the depth of the work required for these academically demanding courses.

The A-level certification we offer is externally marked by Cambridge University and Edexcel, two ‘gold standard’ accrediting boards.


A-Level Subjects

Our students can choose any combination of the 17 A-level subjects we offer. This provides flexibility for students who wish to maintain breadth in their studies, as well as those who wish to specialise in a particular academic area of strength.

The subjects are Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics, English Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Fine Art, Drama and Theatre Studies, Computer Science, Spanish, French, Music, Psychology, Chinese, and Physical Education.

  • Upper Secondary


Every day is different at our A-level international school in Guangzhou, China. That’s down to our exceptional teachers, variety of learning experiences, and exclusive collaborations with world-leading organisations via Nord Anglia Education.
Follow your own path
No day is ever the same. That’s because every student follows their passions, forging their own path to success. For some, that means quantum physics in our science labs; for others, creating sculptures in our art studios.
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Cultivating talents and interests
Inventing the future
Our STEAM lessons are full of ‘eureka’ moments. Practical projects encourage our students to keep building and exploring as they connect ideas and skills across the subjects while deepening their know-how of science, technology, and engineering applications.
Building and exploring
Find your dream university
At this vital stage in education, it’s important your child has the time and space to make big decisions, including which university course to study. Our guidance service supports students and parents through the process.
Making decisions
Taking centre stage
Your child can star on the stage, learn a musical instrument, or feature their singing voice. Our world-class collaboration with The Julliard School especially opens doors to a world of thrilling artistic opportunities.
Creating and expressing
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Teamwork and spirit
Our students embody our vibrant community spirit every day, which they love to express through our fun, competitive sports, science, and cultural house events.
House spirit
Taking initiative
It’s exciting to initiate positive work in the community and make a difference – through service activities or fundraising of Community Partnership, our Student Council, or Model United Nations, inspired by our special collaboration with UNICEF.
Leading the way


To provide breadth and a greater emphasis on skills, students can take part in further complementary courses. These can include qualifications like the highly regarded Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which is similar to a university dissertation. This helps our students prepare well for their future academic work, as they apply to the world’s top institutions.


The main priority for our sixth form students is to ensure they achieve enough credit during their time with us to allow them to go to the most prestigious universities available to them. We also want students to leave the British School of Guangzhou with the correct skills and attributes to be highly successful life-long learners.


We enrich our secondary curriculum at the British School Guangzhou through a number of activities that allow students to achieve additional qualifications to enhance their personal portfolios. We know the importance many top universities place on students’ holistic secondary curriculum education and interests beyond the classroom.
Leadership Opportunities
In addition to formal positions of responsibility, we also provide students with opportunities to show leadership and initiative. These include subject prefect positions and running after-school activities for younger students.
Residential Trips
Our students take part in a few trips throughout Sixth Form to develop their leadership skills and to allow opportunities for personal growth. These have included trips to Europe, the US, and throughout China and Asia with outward-bound courses in Hong Kong involving sailing, kayaking, and trekking.
Global Campus
All BSG Secondary students have access to Global Campus, Nord Anglia Education’s global education platform. This enables students at BSG to interact in challenges, events, and competitions with their peers at NAE schools across the globe and to work with world-renowned collaborators The Juilliard School (known for performing arts), MIT for STEAM subjects, and UNICEF for humanitarian causes and social impact.


We know every child is unique, so our talented teachers build up the individual strengths of your child, creating projects that help them achieve internationally recognised qualifications from the UK. These impressive qualifications will help them discover their own pathways to the world's best universities.

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