Secondary

Secondary Department

As in the Primary Department, the curriculum is updated, refined or improved on by amendments to the English National Curriculum.

LevelsYearsAgesSpanish Equivalent
Key Stage 3Y7 - Y911-146th of Primaria to 2nd ESO
Key Stage 4Y10 - Y1114-163rd and 4th ESO
6th FormY12 - Y1316-181st y 2nd Bachillerato

Key Stage 3

In Years 7 to 9, all students follow a common programme in a range of subjects which are indicated on the Curriculum table.

In order to facilitate a greater focus on individual strengths and weaknesses, all subjects are taught to groups comprising a maximum of 15 students.

  • Art
  • English Language & Literature
  • French / German
  • Geography
  • History
  • I.C.T and Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal, Social & Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Spanish Language & Culture or Spanish Studies*
  • Tutorial

*Lengua Española, Sociales and Catalán

Key Stage 4

In Year 10 and 11, students follow a range of 6 compulsory subjects together with a further 2 subjects chosen from a range of options. In some cases, students are offered the possibility of taking additional subjects. The curriculum is designed to enable students to consider a variety of careers or further education placements. Subjects chosen at this stage are studied over a two year period leading to GCSE and IGCSE examinations which are taken with CIE (Cambridge International Examinations) and Pearson Edexcel.

At GCSE level all subject classes, except for physical education, are divided into two groups to allow early identification of individual strengths and weaknesses and to provide opportunities for establishing good personal relationships.

Curriculum Table 2017/2018

Compulsory Subjects

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)
  • Spanish Language & English Literature or Spanish Studies*
  • Tutorial

*Lengua Española, Sociales and Catalán

Optional Subjects 

  • Art and Design
  • Computer Science / ICT
  • French
  • Geography
  • History

 

Sixth Form

In Years 12 and 13, students who have successfully completed GCSE courses can move on to intensive study at GCE ‘AS’ and ‘A’ level , as preparation for entry to university in Britain, Spain or other parts of the world. On average students take four to five subjects at this level.

Subjects available at GCE “AS” and “A” level

Science & TechnologyLanguage and LiteraureSocial SciencesOthers
BiologyEnglish LanguageBusiness StudiesArt and Design
ChemistryEnglish LiteratureHistory 

Physics

FrenchGeography 

IT

German  

Maths

Spanish  

Further Maths

Spanish Literature  

For timetabling purposes, these subjects are divided into groups, from which of each, students select one subject. Alongside the British curriculum, students with Spanish nationality or a sufficient level of attainment in the Spanish language, may study selected components of the official Spanish curriculum enabling them to obtain qualifications in both education systems.

The subjects available and the qualifications on offer at this level prepare students for higher education in both the UK and Spain. They may also obtain places at universities world wide provided they have sufficient command of the language of the country in question.