11 TO 14 YEARS
Secondary education begins in KEY STAGE 3, from Year 7 to Year 9, with students aged approximately between 11 and 14 years. Mandatory subjects are English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science, Spanish, Art and Design, History, Geography, Drama and Physical Education.
In KEY STAGE 4, during Year 10 and Year 11, students prepare for their IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations, taken at the end of Year 11. This is the equivalent of ‘ESO’ in Spain. Here, the core subjects of English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science and Spanish are compulsory. Art and Design, Drama, French, History and Geography are electives at IGCSE. Students who wish to convalidate their studies in Catalonia must follow the Catalan and Spanish curriculum offered by the school, as prescribed by the local government or ”Generalitat”. This is optional for international students.’
The national curriculum provides students with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces them to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
It is based on stimulating lessons to promote the development of students’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the curriculum.
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