The Secondary School consists of Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) and, as the students progress through Secondary, they are prepared to become confident, independent and inquisitive learners, imbibed with a thirst for knowledge and fluent and confident communicators.
The Secondary curriculum provides a broad and rigorous programme that culminates in the International General Certificate of Secondary Examinations (IGCSE) that are recognised across the world as prestigious and rigorous qualifications. Students can also obtain the Spanish ESO qualification by obtaining a predetermined number of IGCSE passes.
The curriculum supports the students’ broad development as they study languages, mathematics, sciences, arts, humanities and physical education. Class-based learning is regularly enhanced through visits and trips to art galleries, museums, businesses, scientific sites and areas of natural interest within the Canary Islands, Spain and other European countries. These opportunities enhance learning and bring the curriculum to life.
We ensure that pupils develop an extensive range of skills and techniques, alongside creativity and physical, social and emotional well-being. Sports and athletic opportunities support and inculcate healthy attitudes and behaviours. Such skills and attitudes are extended and enhanced through the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme, where students learn about self, relationships and factors that influence healthy lifestyles. In addition, Years 7-9 give special focus to the acquisition of dispositions and attributes that are fundamental to learning and to productive, fulfilling work. These attributes, proactively identified and developed, include resilience, problem solving, teamwork, creativity, strategic awareness and critical curiosity.
The school is also committed to wellbeing and the emotional welfare of all its members, with staff training, student workshops and common strategies developed to support this important component.