Students at O Castro British International School receive a comprehensive and personalised education where academic excellence is not the only important aspect. Education in values and emotional education form part of our curriculum
Curriculum at O Castro
The curriculum at O Castro is designed to bring out the best in every student.We aim to educate our students to become valuable and responsible members of the international community with the ability to understand and embrace the challenges of the world we live in today.
O Castro British International School is the only school in Vigo and Galicia to offer a full English National Curriculum from Early Years to Sixth Form, and this significant achievement has come about as the result of more than 10 years of dedicated hard work, innovation and collaboration from staff and the Leadership team.
Linguistic immersion from day one
Our educational programme is multilingual, with full immersion in English from the first day. Classes taught in Spanish begin from Reception Class onwards and children begin to learn Galician from Year 2. From Year 5, French is introduced, so that by the end of primary school, our students can communicate in four different languages.
Building confidence to last a lifetime
We are dedicated to ensuring that every student feels confident, positive and enthusiastic about learning; each student is helped to set and achieve appropriate goals. In this way they take pride in their academic and personal progress.
As students move through the school they are taught how to research, study, and learn more independently, and our teachers employ a wide range of strategies to guide and direct each student’s learning journey to ensure that they achieve their maximum potential.
The school journey is divided into Key Stages, that focus on different areas of development, from early years to post-16.
Each stage has a clearly defined programme of study, with continuous assessment throughout the course, and evaluations at the end of the stage. We use the assessments to build an overall picture of each child’s progress. Continuous assessment means we are able to adapt our teaching to meet the needs of each student.
At secondary level students take the IGCSE exams at age 16, and then A-Level at 18. These qualifications are highly regarded worldwide, allowing our students to be accepted at the best universities in Spain and abroad.
We are dedicated to ensuring that every student feels confident, positive and enthusiastic about learning.
A balanced diet, an effective sleep routine, the regular practice of physical exercise and hygienic habits are the keys to success in leading a healthy life.
Last 7th June, Year 3 and Year 4 students at O Castro British International School celebrated Sports Day, a very important event in our school community.