Welcome from the Sixth Form Director
Students leaving school face the exciting challenges of a fast, ever changing world and here at the British School of Córdoba, we pride ourselves on our ability to prepare students to meet these demands.
Through the IB Diploma Programme, students experience a holistic education which nurtures the students to become creative problem solvers and independent thinkers- ready for an increasingly global society. With a range of subjects in a range of languages, students face a challenging curriculum, yet one that is focused on the student’s intellectual and emotional development. The IB core enhances the holistic nature of this education experience and will ensure our students are more internationally minded and compassionate global citizens. The IB Diploma is world renowned academic preparation and universities often cite IB students as the best prepared for higher education.
Students in the 6th Form at the British School of Cordoba also study PCE subjects to complement their IB subject choices. We also offer Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and Advanced (A) Level qualifications for students who require a tailored approach to their education.
Our 6th Form guides students through the daunting process of university applications through the use of the online platform unifrog. Through an extensive school-wide career’s programme based on the Gatsby’ Benchmarks, students arrive in 6th form with an idea of the working world at a global level and potentially interesting career paths and university destinations. Intense work begins in 6th form to provide students with as much information as possible about their chosen career path and the range of international university options available. The ultimate goal of our career’s programme is to help them make the best choice for their future based on the best possible information, while also guiding them through the process from start to finish.
Pastoral care in 6th form is of utmost importance. Students become role models for the whole school, demonstrating the values that we have come to expect and appreciate of all our students and leading the way for younger students to follow. They regularly take on extra responsibilities and leadership roles in the school. In Y13, a team of Head Students are chosen to lead the student body, advocate progressive change and act as a conduit between students and school management. These experiences help to prepare students for university, providing the necessary skills and abilities to help them stand out amongst their fellow applicants for competitive university places.
Our educational philosophy
Our Sixth Form is an exciting place in which pupils are supported to attain their ambitions and become dynamic, global citizens. Students follow highly personalised study programmes which reflect individual career goals and interests. Subjects will include British Advanced Levels, Spanish PCEs, Trinity English and Delf French. Timetables are individualised, after discussion with advisers, and there is significant flexibility. Students are taught in small groups and teaching focuses on analysis, critical thinking, communication and decision making. There is significant emphasis on independent learning, with designated time and facilities for this.
It is not just a strong academic curriculum that makes our pupils succeed. At every stage, pupils are encouraged to take advantage of the many extracurricular opportunities on offer. These include debating skills, choir, arts, youth parliament and leadership opportunities.
SIXTH FORM (KS5)
Key Stage 5 pupils choose a up to four A level subjects, which are recognised and accepted world-wide. Our students also study the Spanish Bachillerato alongside British A levels. For example, a pupil studying Physics at A Level would also study Física leading to the PCE UNED qualifications for Fase Específica. Thus our pupils have access to universities in both Spain or abroad.
As a British School with a global outlook we also offer students the opportunity to study and gain qualifications in Trinity English and Delf French examinations.
Upon graduating, we expect our students to be well-qualified, prepared for Higher Education and for the ever changing world of work. Many of our students have taken up university places around the world including Cambridge, Oxford, London, Edinburgh, Madrid, Sevilla, Granada; in the USA at Massachusetts, Minnesota and New York as well as top universities in Holland, Ireland and France.
Key Stage 5 (YEAR 12 to YEAR 13)
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