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 we strive 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. 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, our students are able to qualify for the Spanish Certificate of Secondary Education (ESO) and the Spanish Baccalaureate (Bachillerato).
Structure of the National Curriculum for England
|3 to 4||Nursery||EYFS||n/a|
|4 to 5||Reception||EYFS||n/a|
|5 to 6||Year 1||KS1||n/a|
|6 to 7||Year 2||KS1||n/a|
|7 to 8||Year 3||KS2||n/a|
|8 to 9||Year 4||KS2||n/a|
|9 to 10||Year 5||KS2||n/a|
|10 to 11||Year 6||KS2||n/a|
|11 to 12||Year 7||KS3||n/a|
|12 to 13||Year 8||KS3||n/a|
|13 to 14||Year 9||KS3||n/a|
|14 to 15||Year 10||KS4||(I)GCSE qualifications|
|15 to 16||Year 11||KS4||(I)GCSE qualifications|
|15 to 16||Year 12||KS5||AS + A Levels|
|16 to 17||Year 13||KS5||AS + A Levels|
EYFS: Early Years Foundation Stage
KS: Key Stage
KS5: Also known as Sixth Form