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Academic Quality & Results

At The British School of Barcelona we are fully committed to excellence. This implies ensuring highest teaching standards at all levels and the best outcomes


Academic Highlights

82%

of A Level results were from A*-C

94%

of students achieved 5 or more (I)GCSE results from A*-C

53%

of these (I)GCSE results were A* or A grades

Best International Schools in Spain

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. Their noteworthy results at both (I)GCSE and A Level are a reflection of the enormous talent amongst our learners and within our teaching staff, and a recognition of their endowment, dedication and commitment.

External Exam Result Summary 2007-2015

Independent School Rankings – The outstanding performance of our students in the November and June Cambridge examination series is internationally acknowledged: Every year our top performing learners receive their prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations in recognition of their enormous talent and hard work.

Academic Year
A Level % A*-A
A Level %A*-C
AS Level % A
AS Level %A-C
%(I)GCSE
5+A*-C (across all subjects)
%(I)GCSE
5+A*-C (incl. Maths and Eng.)
% A*-A (I)GCSE
% A*-A (I)GCSE
2014–2015
34
82
51
76
94
92
53
92
2013–2014
42
78
43
78
98
98
60
94
2012–2013
26
82
35
73
98
98
52
92
2011–2012
25
62
34
70
96
94
56
93
2010–2011
49
91
29
61
98
95
58
95
2009–2010
44
81
41
79
100
82
41
88
2008–2009
46
82
43
71
98
90
55
94
2007–2008
29
69
43
74
94
N/A
47
94

Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

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. The awards are a reflection of the enormous talent in Spain, not only amongst learners but also within the teaching profession at The British School of Barcelona.

Awards category Student Subject Cambridge International Qualification Examination series
Top in country Nidia General Paper AS Level June 2015
Top in country Alexander Literature in English AS Level June 2015
Top in country Diego Literature in English AS Level June 2015
Top in country HerminiaFirst 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 KabilanBiology, Chemistry and Physics A Level June 2014
Top in Spain OlgaLiterature in English A Level June 2014
High Achievement Diego Physics IGCSE November 2013