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- At Sage College – The British School of Jerez we follow the British National Curriculum (B.N.C.), with the appropriate adjustment to the needs and characteristics of a British education institution in Spain.
- 80% of the subjects belong to the B.N.C. and are taught entirely in English. The other 20% belong to the Spanish Curriculum and are meant to reinforce the Spanish culture and language.
- When they finish school, our students´ qualifications are recognised by both the Spanish and by the British education authorities.
- The British Compulsory Education begins at the age of 5 whereas the Spanish goes from 6 to 16, which gives a total of 11 years of schooling.
- At the end of the Secondary Compulsory Education, students take the Cambridge external exams named I.G.C.S.E. (International General Certificate of Secondary School).
- After obtaining I.G.C.S.E., students may enter the Upper Secondary School (Bachillerato in Spanish). At the end of this period, they may take the Cambridge A-level exams, which will also allow them to enter Spanish and international universities.
- In general, there are subjects, such as Mathematics, that match those in the Spanish curriculum, and some that are different: Topic, PSHE, Business studies, Travel and tourism, Media studies, Economics etc.
- When a student moves from a Spanish to a British school, he or she enters the same year-group according to the British system, which is one number higher than the Spanish numbering