The British education system favours practical and intuitive learning
“Pupils are happy and proud of their School”
Inspection ISI – BSO
We follow the British National Curriculum, adhering to the rules and guidelines set out by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
The Spanish Department is responsible for teaching the subjects related to Spanish Language and Culture, and for ensuring the development of students in these areas.
The English curriculum emphasises both understanding and the acquisition of concepts and skills, along with the assimilation of knowledge. Thus our curriculum aims to ensure that students not only have knowledge but also, through the concepts and skills acquired, can think, reflect and continue learning throughout life.
The British education system favours practical and intuitive learning, encourages teamwork and establishes clear objectives that guarantee continuous monitoring of the educational process of students.
We recognise and treat the different needs of our students with respect. Thus, we propose a flexible curriculum adapted to the developmental needs of every boy and girl.
British College La Cañada aims to :
We recognise the different needs of students and and treat them with respect
The objective of British College La Cañada is to provide a warm and safe environment for students, who learn to respect and appreciate both their classmates and the school. They will be taught to be tolerant, to gain self-confidence and to feel free to make their own decisions.
We propose a flexible curriculum, adapted to the stages of development of each child.
This educational system, taught by qualified native teachers in each of the stages, guarantees access to the main universities in the world, and of course, to Spanish ones. Thanks to British teaching, English has become a vehicular language of education, going far beyond mere bilingualism.
Comparison of stages between the British and the Spanish system
|AGES||BRITISH SYSTEM||SPANISH SYSTEM|
|3-4||NURSERY||FOUNDATION STAGE||1º INFANTIL||INFANTIL|
|5-6||YEAR 1||KEY STAGE 1||PRIMARY EDUCATION||3º INFANTIL|
|6-7||YEAR 2||1º PRIMARIA||PRIMARIA|
|7-8||YEAR 3||KEY STAGE 2||2º PRIMARIA|
|8-9||YEAR 4||3º PRIMARIA|
|9-10||YEAR 5||4º PRIMARIA|
|10-11||YEAR 6||5º PRIMARIA|
|11-12||YEAR 7||KEY STAGE 3||SECONDARY EDUCATION||6º PRIMARIA|
|12-13||YEAR 8||1º ESO||ESO|
|13-14||YEAR 9||2º ESO|
|14-15||YEAR 10||KEY STAGE 4||3º ESO|
|15-16||YEAR 11||4º ESO|
|16-17||YEAR 12||KEY STAGE 5||SIXTH FORM||1º BACHILLER||BACHILLER|
|17-18||YEAR 13||2º BACHILLER|
|SISTEMA BRITANICO||SISTEMA ESPAÑOL|
|NURSERY – FOUNDATION STAGE||1º INFANTIL|
|RECEPTION – FOUNDATION STAGE||2º INFANTIL|
|YEAR 1 – KEY STAGE 1 – PRIMARY EDUCATION||3º INFANTIL|
|YEAR 2 – KEY STAGE 1 – PRIMARY EDUCATION||1º PRIMARIA|
|YEAR 3 – KEY STAGE 2 – PRIMARY EDUCATION||2º PRIMARIA|
|YEAR 4 – KEY STAGE 2 – PRIMARY EDUCATION||3º PRIMARIA|
|YEAR 5 – KEY STAGE 2 – PRIMARY EDUCATION||4º PRIMARIA|
|YEAR 6 – KEY STAGE 2 – PRIMARY EDUCATION||5º PRIMARIA|
|YEAR 7 – KEY STAGE 3 – SECONDARY EDUCATION||6º PRIMARIA|
|YEAR 8 – KEY STAGE 3 – SECONDARY EDUCATION||1º ESO|
|YEAR 9 – KEY STAGE 3 – SECONDARY EDUCATION||2º ESO|
|YEAR 10 – KEY STAGE 4 – SECONDARY EDUCATION||3º ESO|
|YEAR 11 – KEY STAGE 4 – SECONDARY EDUCATION||4º ESO|
|YEAR 12 – KEY STAGE 5 – SIXTH FORM||1º BACHILLER|
|YEAR 13 – KEY STAGE 5 – SIXTH FORM||2º BACHILLER|