A demanding educational system that fosters each student’s abilities and talents
A demanding educational system that fosters each student’s abilities and talents.
The British curriculum regulates education in all of the schools in the United Kingdom through a structure divided into different stages, Key Stages, as can be seen in the following summary:
In a warm, inviting classroom, our Montessori focus encourages the children to discover the world around them, as they learn to respect others and develop their independence. We guide them, individually, so that they can begin to discover their own skills and see what most interests them, which allows their natural abilities to flourish.
According to Maria Montessori, small children learn best through practical, concrete experiences. Children develop their self-confidence as they become active learners, participating in a wide range or activities in English. We also encourage them to work in groups and learn to respect others’ feeling. At the same time, we foster play, so that all of the children can express themselves, grow and show their intelligence.
Reception is designed to give the children practice using the learning skills they will need when they enter Primary School. Our education strengthens the each child’s sense of identity through a wide range of activities. These activities stimulate the social, emotional and physical development of each child, which is especially important in this phase of Early Childhood.
Led by their own curiosity, the children will work on reading and writing through the use of stories. Using intuitive learning, the will explore mathematical concepts and discover the world around them as well as themselves.
Music, art and movement accompany our students as they explore the reality that is near to them in time and space: from the electricity to important figures and learning to organize and classify concepts.
We expand our world from what is near us to the wider world, building on the concepts we have already studied. Technology will allow us to programme and learn autonomously.
Myths and theatre take the students to a greater knowledge of communication and a more sophisticated use of language and expression. Yoga, dance, hockey, basketball and rugby are some of the activities that will contribute to our students’ physical, emotional and personal development.
Debates become part of the daily activity of the students who will be taking the SATS exams in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, as established by the British System. In this course, the students begin to study French and German.
In Year 6, we take advantage of the opportunities offered by technology and the study of mathematics (symmetry, systems of measurement, proportions, scales and formulas) to combine them with other types of learning – linguistic, scientific and artistic. The objective of the last course in this learning stage is that the students begin the next stage, Secondary, with a solid understanding of these concepts.
This is the start of a new educational stage. As part of our continuous monitoring of the students’ evolution, we begin to prepare them for the Cambridge Checkpoint exams, which will be taken during Year 9, as established by the British System.
Continuing the official educational plan established by the British System, the students now learn all of their subjects with great autonomy. Their studies go deeper into social and historical material.
This is the last course of the KS3 stage, when students take the Cambridge Checkpoint exams that correspond to the British system.
This is the beginning of the KS4 stage. The students now personally choose from the various electives that our school offers. Theses will become part of their academic record along with the centre’s required subjects.
In this course, the students take the IGCSE exams, which they began to prepare for in Year 10, as part of the British system.
This is the beginning of the KS5 stage. The students prepare the corresponding AS-Level exams in order to continue in Year 13 with the Cambridge of Edexcel A-Level exams.
During this last course, students take the corresponding A-Level exams that will be part of their academic record, so that they can apply for admission to the world’s top universities.