FOUNDATION STAGE (EARLY YEARS)

This first learning period is divided into two academic years: Nursery (3-4 years old) and Reception (4-5 years old).

An efficient development of the curriculum during Early Years is very important as it establishes the basis for future learning.

The main curriculum areas of the Foundation Stage are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language, reading and writing
  • Mathematical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world around us
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

Here in The English School we take care to stimulate and motivate our students so that they can develop these skills and abilities in a relaxed, safe and pleasant atmosphere.

In each Foundation Stage classroom two staff members make sure that the children receive the care and attention required for their age. Thanks to this, our youngest students’ school life takes place in a rewarding learning atmosphere, which will allow them to be independent from an early age and develop a sense of responsibility and respect.

 

 

PRIMARY EDUCATION

This learning period is divided into two stages: Key Stage 1 (5-7 years old) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old)

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

The distribution of the timetable in Primary is organised so that the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and the rest of the subjects (History, Geography, ICT, Art and Design, Music, PE and PSHE) receive the necessary time in order to develop the objectives and content according to the Curriculum.

We place special emphasis on the creation of an organised, relaxed and pleasant work place, so we can offer our pupils a stimulating learning process. It will provide them the adequate learning strategies for the acquisition of new concepts, and a series of routines and values required for their personal growth.

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Secondary is divided into 3 stages: Key Stage 3 (11-14 years) Year 7 to 9; Key Stage 4 (14-16 years) Year 10 to 11 and Sixth Form (16-18 years) Year 12 and 13.  For the academic year 2018-2019 the school offers places up to Year 11.

In accordance with the “National Curriculum for England”, the subjects studied in Key Stage 3 are:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • ICT
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • PSHE

In Key Stage 4, pupils begin to prepare for the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations, which they will take at the end of Year 11.  These are external examinations, which are marked by independent examining boards based in The United Kingdom.

Exam subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Spanish
  • Science (Double Award)
  • History
  • Geography
  • German
  • Art

Although pupils will not be examined at IGCSE in Music, Physical Education and PSHE, these subjects are also taught in Years 10 and 11, according to the requirements of the National Curriculum.