Why Choose a British School
Many families are first attracted to our school because an education in English can represent a passport to top international universities and enhanced career prospects. This is undoubtedly true as all students, irrespective of their national origin, become fluent English speakers. However, deciding on a british school like The British School of Barcelona is a lot more than a simple linguistic choice:
- It means going into a highly professional education system based on the aspiration that every child should achieve all-round excellence, both inside and outside the classroom
- It means making it possible for all children to realise their best potential, including those with special learning needs and the exceptionally able students who must be stretched and challenged.
- It means ensuring the highest teaching standards and the best outcomes with a highly specialised teaching staff .
- It means being able to benchmark our performance against other schools in the United Kingdom through tracking systems and regular inspections of the school, and external formal examinations of the students.
Our international school in Barcelona offers an all-round education, from 3 to 18 years, which successfully prepares pupils for life beyond school.
Structure of the National Curriculum for England
The British Curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘Key Stages’ (KS). Every Key Stage sets standards for the learning, development and achievement of the students at a particular age or grade level.
The curriculum comprises the essential knowledge students need to become educated citizens and also other exciting and stimulating experiences which promote the spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development of pupils at the school.
Because The British School of Barcelona strives to get the best out of each of our students, our curriculum is carefully planned in order to set targets which are deliberately ambitious for every pupil. At our BSB School we make every effort to stretch work for pupils whose attainment is significantly above the expected standard, and we use appropriate assessment for pupils who have lower levels of prior attainment.
From Key Stage 4 onwards we prepare our students for the (I)GCSE and A Level qualifications offered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Edexcel examination boards.
In addition, the BSB School students are able to qualify for the Spanish Certificate of Secondary Education (ESO) and the Spanish Baccalaureate (Bachillerato).