O Castro British International School is a proud member of Globeducate and shares the group´s commitment to addressing the United Nations sustainable development goals.
Why we teach the English National Curriculum
All Globeducate British International Schools follow the English National Curriculum, with full immersion in English from the first day. The curriculum aims to educate ethically aware young people, capable of leadership and making independent decisions. Students leave school with the tools needed for success in whatever field they choose to embark upon. The school journey is divided into Key Stages, that focus on different areas of development, from Early Years to graduation. Each stage has a clearly defined programme of study with summative evaluations.
Key Stages explained:
The British education system is divided into stages as follows:
- Early Years Foundation Stage (ages 2 to 5)
- Key Stage 1: Primary Education Years 1 and 2 (ages 5 to 7)
- Key Stage 2: Primary Education Years 3 to 6 (ages 7 to 11)
- Key Stage 3: Secondary Education Years 7 to 9 (ages 11 to 14)
- Key Stage 4: Secondary Education Years 10 to 11 (age 15 to 16), culminating in IGCSEs
- Key Stage 5 or Sixth Form: Years 12 to 13 culminating in A-Level examinations or, in some schools, IBDP
The curriculum aims to educate ethically aware young people.
British education system is synonymous with international prestige thanks to its quality of education and, above all, for the way it enhances the skills of its students. This is one of the main keys that distinguishes British educated students in their professional future.
Last weekend, our Year 12 pupil, Mauro del Campo, made his debut in senior rugby playing in a friendly match in Pontevedra.