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.
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. Read more
2018 Academic Highlights
2018 saw more pupils taking more exams in more subjects than ever before. We also saw the first cohort of students complete their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at BSB. Results highlights included the following:
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
2018 IGCSE Highlights
of students achieved A*-A grades in IGCSE French
of students achieved A*-A grades in IGCSE German
of students achieved A*-A grades in IGCSE History
2018 A Level Highlights
of students achieved A*-B in Art
of students achieved A*-B in A Level Biology
of students achieved A*-B in English Literatureof students achieved A*-B in A Level Maths
2018 A PCE Highlights
In 2018, 38 BSB graduates gained access to Spanish universities.
10 students out of these took the PCE exams.
Of all 2018 graduates accessing a Spanish university, 7 were awarded full or partial scholarships thanks to their outstanding academic results.
* PCE: Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (required exams to access to Spanish universities – for those courses with highest demand)
External Exam Results Summary
(across all subjects)
(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