The arrival of the health pandemic and the atypical return to school that we have experienced this year forced all Spanish schools to rethink the use of school spaces.
Excellence in British Education at St. George's
At St. George’s we aim to stimulate a lifelong passion for learning, encouraging every child to fulfil their academic, personal and professional goals.
To do this, we follow the English National Curriculum, an internationally recognised and respected framework that opens the doors to prestigious universities throughout Spain, the UK, the USA, Europe and the rest of the world.
Learning skills to last a lifetime
The British curriculum is based up on the idea of developing transferable skills rather than simply memorising content for exams.
It provides a fun, practical, creative and interactive teaching and learning framework that focuses on encouraging students to become confident and independent thinkers. This way, they leave school with the capacity to successfully adapt to the demands of an ever-changing world.
The system prioritises decision-making and problem-solving skills, helping students to learn how to learn and teaching them to be intellectually agile and adaptable.
At present our students follow the English National Curriculum from Pre Nursery Class to Year 7 before switching over to the Spanish system. From September 2021 we will be progressively implementing the English National Curriculum until the entire school is following this curriculum.
The English National Curriculum also employs a system of continuous assessment, which provides a detailed and ongoing overview of each student’s progress and development, instead of requiring an intense period of testing and examination at the end of each year.
Class sizes are small, allowing our teachers to pay close attention to each individual student and to ensure their needs are appropriately met. We are able to devise clear learning pathways for each child and to plan the support and guidance they require to meet their academic and personal goals.
Beyond the classroom
At St. George’s we understand that learning does not only happen inside the classroom. We have a full programme of extracurricular activities, cultural excursions, exchange programmes, and active holidays designed to enrich the lives of our students, provide learning opportunities, and create lifelong memories.
Excellence does not only mean academic achievement.
Every year the students of the second year of Baccalaureate face a crucial moment in their lives. They all have to decide what they will do when they leave school. Making the right decision is something that worries both the families and all the teachers and tutors who have accompanied them during all these years at our school.
In order to educate our pupils and children to live successfully in a globalised world and to achieve educational excellence, knowing a little about neuroscience, psychology and positive discipline is key.