Last Tuesday our Y10 students had the task of climbing the Galiñeiro in one morning and doing several activities there.
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.
The IGCSE, short for International General Certificate of Secondary Education, are the official international examinations taken at the end of secondary education in the British education system.
Imagine if your child could only reach the goal at the expense of their peers not reaching it? It sounds like something out of the apocalypse but actuallly it is more common than we think.