The educational project of the British School group is based on the British National Curriculum , one of the most prestigious and advanced in the world. Developed by the Department of Education in England, it is a high performance method that in British Schools we summarise in the following points:
- Full language immersion from Pre-nursery to Year 13 (0 to 18 years old)
- Personal and individualized education , with continuous supervision and curricular adaptation to the needs of each student.
- Comprehensive education that shares the learning of curricular and extracurricular subjects, aimed at artistic and sports development: Ballet, Funky, Tennis, Skating, Chinese, German, UCMAS, Robotics, Cooking, Chess…
- Teaching in values that is reflected in the behaviour and attitude of the students.
- Continuous contact with the parents of the students , informing them of all relevant aspects of their children’s education.
Academic Organisation British Schools: British Curriculum
The academic organization in the educational stages of Early Years and Primary is ordered by a Pedagogical Director, the Key Stage Heads and the Teachers assigned to each year. In Pre-Nursery and Nursery, the teachers have the permanent presence of assistants, who ensure the attention that children of these ages require; in Reception and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) this presence is sustained, although in this case it is one person.
As far as the Secondary Education and Sixth Form stage is concerned, the academic organisation is in the hands of the Heads of Secondary and Sixth Form, who coordinate the educational action of the different specialist teachers in each of the areas, as well as the different programs and actions, which make the transition between the different cycles of the stage simple and provide the choice of subjects by the students according to their abilities and preferences.
The studies corresponding to the Spanish language and culture are taught by teachers of Spanish nationality in possession of the appropriate qualification required and who in turn are coordinated by a Head of the Spanish Department for the educational stages of Early Years, Primary and Secondary.
Group Technology British School: British Curriculum
Individualized Learning Program
<<BOOST!>> is a program designed for students who need support. This support is carefully planned with the purpose of achieving a specific objective within a given period of time.
Students who encounter difficulties need a to be able to take off and catch up with the rest of the class.
Our <<BOOST!>> groups have the same goal; They will provide support that has been carefully planned with the aim of promoting student progress.
Table of equivalence between academic levels
The equivalence between the academic Years of the British and Spanish education systems is shown in the table below. It can be helpful in understanding the organization and terminology used in British education.
Students join the center mostly in Pre-Nursery. The initial levels in the Infant Education stage ( Early Years Foundation Stage ) are crucial to achieve a good command, both in speaking and understanding, of the English language. This basis allows the full development of the National Curriculum throughout Primary Education.
Students take official exams at the end of Year 6 (Key Stage 2) and Year 9 (Key Stage 3). Thus, the academic level of the students of a British School in Spain can be compared with that of other British Schools with similar characteristics located both in Spain and in the United Kingdom .
At the end of Year 11, students obtain the General Certificate of Secondary Education according to the British Educational System and the title of Graduate in Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) issued by the Spanish educational authorities for students who have studied the areas of Spanish Language and Culture.
The official exams for obtaining the GCE ( General Certificate of Education ) “A” Levels focus on the academic preparation of the last two years of Secondary Education Year 12 and Year 13. Students from foreign education systems recognized by the European Union (British System) have direct access to Universities in The UK and to the Spanish University either directly or after taking the Selective exam.
The School also provides access to Cambridge Examinations :
- First Certificate in English FCE (level B2).
- Certificate of Advanced English CAE (level C1).
- Certificate of Proficiency in English CPE (C2 level) at Sixth Form.
Infant and Primary British Schools
Welcome to our British Schools
In our schools in Alzira, Xàtiva and Gandia our students receive a British education at a high level of demand, a fact that can be verified in the official qualifications that are obtained every year recognised throughout the world.
Our schools not only offer students an educational base (from 0 to 18 years old), but also prepare them for life outside School. Students graduate as young adults, with a strong academic foundation, well-defined social values, confidence, and self-awareness. After graduating, they access the top Spanish universities, and the most cutting-edge in the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA.
From the first year, our School provides a unique quality education in the area. Our motto, (“Vision of the Future” / “Future talents”) is at the centre of everything we do: we recognise that the School is the driving force that motivates young people to achieve high performance in their post-school lives. We get to know each student individually and personalise their educational experience so they can reach their full potential. In addition to academic subjects, we offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, sports, dance, languages…
Our teaching quality
As a British School in Spain, we promote both British and Spanish cultures, ensuring that our students are well prepared to take their place in a multicultural world.
Our teaching is governed by the British National Curriculum , which guarantees a unique and consistent standard of education in teaching methods.
We only employ qualified and experienced UK teachers and take pride in attracting the highest standard of professional teaching staff.
The teaching demands of our Schools are of an exceptional level, and our teachers work as a team across the 3 Centres to ensure that there is consistency and homogeneity in lesson planning and student performance.
From the Early Year to Secondary School (from 3 to 16 years old), 80% of the subjects are taught in English. The remaining 20%, including the subjects of Spanish literature and language, is taught in Spanish.
Vision of the future / Future Talents
Our School operates with an open door policy; We work together with parents and other professionals to offer the best education available in the Valencian area .
Regardless of your children’s nationality, we invite you as parents to visit our School and meet with us to explore the possibility of working together and sharing a vision for your children’s future.
Secondary and Sixth Form at British School Group
Secondary Education at the British School in Alzira, Xàtiva and Gandia offers students the opportunity to follow an intense and balanced study program that allows several options when it comes to learning, training as students, as adults in the future and developing a university degree.
Our program is made up of two cycles in Secondary: Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4 in which five Years are taken in total (from Year 7 to Year 11) and another in Sixth Form (Key Stage 5 : Year 12 and 13).
Our British curriculum trains students from the first years of life to the age of 18. The students of our centres achieve educational excellence and meet the requirements to access any university , both nationally and in the United Kingdom or any country in the world.
The complete program in Sixth Form includes the study of AS/A2 subjects together with the subjects in Spanish related to the four specific pathways: Health, Scientific-Technical, Humanistic-Social and Artistic.
This offers the possibility of obtaining the grades to directly access the University in Spain or England. Whichever program students follow in Sixth Form, the quality of education will be high and appropriate to the needs of the students.