We are regularly inspected on the quality of our work by inspectors and inspection teams from the UK from the BSO (British Schools Overseas) inspection service, CIS (Council of International Schools), Examination boards and teams from Cognita, our parent company.
2017 Academic Highlights
At The British School of Barcelona we are fully committed to excellence. This implies:
- Ensuring highest teaching standards at all levels.
- Delivering quality first teaching in the classroom.
- Making it possible for all students to realise their potential, whatever their needs and abilities, through flexible and varied provision.
- Providing ample opportunities for students to find their talents.
- Fostering academic ambition through a well-thought-out enriched curriculum.
- Arranging appropriate educational settings which facilitate effective teaching and learning.
The combination of all these key elements allow our students to achieve outstanding levels of performance in their examinations every year.
of students achieved 5 A*-C grades in the IGCSE
of students achieved A*-A grades across all subjects in the IGCSE
of students achieved A*-C across all subjects in A Level
of students achieved A*-A across all subjects in A Level
2017 IGCSE Highlights
of students achieved A*-A grades in Music
of students achieved A*-A grades in French
of students achieved A*-A grades in Geography
2017 A Level Highlights
of students achieved A*-B in Further Maths
of students achieved A*-B in Art
of students achieved A*-B in English Literature
2017 PCE Highlights
Eduard: 10 points out of 10
Patricia: 10 points out of 10
Paula: 10 points out of 10
Marta: 9.8 points out of 10
Elena: 9.8 points out of 10
Claudia: 9.2 points out of 10
* PCE: Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (Access to Spanish Universities Exams)
External Exam Results Summary
5+A*-C (across all subjects)
5+A*-C (incl. Maths and Eng.)
Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards
Every year our students achieve outstanding levels of performance in their external examinations, well above the average found in the United Kingdom. The prestigious Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards annually reward our top performing learners at both (I)GCSE and A Level exams, in recognition of the enormous talent and hard work not only amongst learners but also within our teaching staff.
The “Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards” programme celebrates the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world. Cambridge places learners at the centre of their international education programmes and qualifications which are inspired by the best in educational thinking.
‘Top in Spain’ refers to the learner who has gained the highest standard mark in our country for a single subject
‘High Achievement’ is awarded to learners who have achieved the highest standard marks in their country in subjects which are not so widely taken
|Awards category||Student||Subject||Cambridge International Qualification||Examination series|
|Top in Spain||Hannah||Geography||November 2017|
|Top in Spain||Estella||Business Studies||November 2017|
|Top in Spain||Andrea||English as a Second Language (count-in speaking)||November 2017|
|High Achievement||Joan||English Literature||AS Level||November 2016|
|High Achievement||Nur||Geography||AS Level||November 2016|
|High Achievement||Marta||Biology||AS Level||November 2016|
|High Achievement||Claudia||Physics||AS Level||November 2016|
|High Achievement||Chiara||English Second Language||IGCSE||November 2016|
|High Achievement||Thibault||English Second Language||IGCSE||November 2016|
|Top in Spain||Nidia||General Paper||AS Level||June 2015|
|Top in Spain||Alexander||Literature in English||AS Level||June 2015|
|Top in Spain||Diego||Literature in English||AS Level||June 2015|
|Top in Spain||Herminia||First Language English (Oral Endorsement)||IGCSE||November 2014|
|High achievement||Alejandro||Business Studies||AS Level||November 2014|
|Top in Spain||Hannah||Geography||AS Level||June 2014|
|Top in Spain||Kabilan||Biology, Chemistry and Physics||A Level||June 2014|
|Top in Spain||Olga||Literature in English||A Level||June 2014|
|High Achievement||Diego||Physics||IGCSE||November 2013|
Destinations for Higher Education
We are very proud of our students’ excellent results. It is their passport to some of the best universities in the world and future career success.
Follow this link if you want to learn about our leavers’ destinations in the United Kingdom, Spain and all over the world, and the university courses they choose after school: Destinations for Higher Education