The Secondary department covers children from age 11 onwards, and builds on the achievements of the Primary department.
Studies from 11 to 14 (Years 7 to 9) Key Stage 3
From Years 7 – 9 (ages 11 – 14) students study the same range of subjects as Primary, with the addition of French from Year 7 (age 11). However, all lessons are taught by a series of subject specialists.
Students of non-Spanish nationality study Spanish as a second language. Students of Spanish nationality validate their studies by following courses in Spanish language, Literature and Social Sciences, according to the curriculum set by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
As in England, assessment, based on National Curriculum levels, continues to be used and students’ progress is monitored accordingly. King’s College keeps abreast of all curriculum developments in progress in the UK and pursues those policies best suited to the students’ needs.
Choices at 14-16 (Years 10 to 12)
From Year 10 (age 14), students continue with up to 9 subjects in preparation for the examinations of the Edexcel International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSE). These are fully authorized qualifications that are recognized around the world.
All students are required to study English Language, Mathematics, Science and Spanish. In addition, they have a certain freedom to choose which subjects they prefer and feel will be the most useful for their future career. Pupils receive support in their choices at the end of Year 9, in order to achieve a well balanced and appropriate education.
The IGCSE examinations are taken towards the end of Year 11, although some subjects may be taken at the end of Year 10.