Welcome from the Deputy Director
Welcome to the British School of Córdoba Senior School, where every child is viewed as an individual and all children can achieve their ambitions. We believe a good education is crucial for the wellbeing and fulfilment of our students. Our objective is to encourage our students to become independent learners, cultivate a wide range of interests and develop skills of analysis and evaluation. Enhancing their critical, analytical and rational thinking skills will enable them to progress to higher education and the new challenges of work, with confidence and success.
Students are also assisted in developing strength of character through a programme of PHSE (Personal, Social and Health Education). As a values based school, we promote our students to become confident, assured and ethical members of the community.
The Senior School is divided into 3 stages:
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) - Ages 11 - 14
In the first 3 year of Secondary School there is a strong emphasis on developing intellectual independence.
All students study a common curriculum which includes the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. The Spanish Curriculum including Lengua, Ciencias Naturales and Ciencias Sociales are taught alongside the British Curriculum.
We believe strongly that students´ creative abilities are also nurtured through the Arts, Music and Drama. Finally, through our PE programme and extra-curricular activities, we encourage our students to enjoy being fit and healthy.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) - Ages 14 - 16
During these 2 years, students study for the externally assessed and highly regarded Cambridge IGCSE examinations. This includes a Core Curriculum, similar to Key Stage 3 which covers both British and Spanish compulsory subjects. In addition, students choose 3 option subjects from a wide variety including Art, Photography, Music, Computer Science, French, History, Geography and Economics.
This curriculum more than satisfies convalidation requirements of ESO.
British Secondary Curriculum
The British Secondary is organized into two stages, which are called Key Stages. In key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8 and 9) pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum which includes the core subjects; Math, English and Science. In Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) pupils study towards IGCSE external exams and specialise by choosing subjects options, while continuing with the common subjects.
The IGCSE course lasts for two years with the majority of pupils successfully passing up to eight IGCSE’s including first language English, mathematics and coordinated science.
At the end of KS4, students receive a dual qualification in Secondary: the British (if they pass a minimum of 4 IGCSEs) and Spanish (provided they also pass Lengua Castellana and Geografía e Historia from Years 8 to 11)
SECONDARY (KS3 – KS4)
Key Stage 3 (YEAR 7 a YEAR 9)
· Lengua Extranjera Moderna
· Arte y Diseño
· Educación Física
· Educación Personal, Social y de Salud
Key Stage 4 (YEAR 10 and YEAR 11)
· Ciencias (Doble)
· Geografía e Historia
· Educación Personal, Social y Sanitaria (Sin examen)
· Educación Física (Examen)