Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applied to education are of great importance in our educational project and our school’s syllabus.
The British National Curriculum includes this subject from the first year of Primary school (Year 1), continuing studies, training and especially practical lessons until the end of Higher Secondary Education.
Nowadays it is difficult to imagine education not including Information and Communications Technology and the use of mobile devices as tools to enrich all aspects of the curriculum.
For more information please visit our Digital Learning Programme section.
At BSV we endeavour to include them in our daily work with different objectives:
- As a teaching resource to aid learning
As a way of providing our students with an engaging and enriching learning experience
As a communication and work tool for both students and staff
The British education system cannot envision the teaching of science over the different subjects and stages – Biology, Chemistry and Physics – without an experimental element and therefore without the use of science labs for practical lab work.
The school currently has three science labs for Chemistry, Physics and Biology. They all have a specific storage area for chemical and reactive substances. The labs are fitted and equipped with all the technical resources necessary.
Art and Design
The Art and Design syllabus is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is taken by pupils from Foundation Stage to Year 9. Additionally, it is offered as an optional subject for the IGCSE and A-Level students (Year 10 to Year 13).
This teaching ethos aims to stimulate the creative skills of all pupils regardless of inherent talents. The drawing process is an integral part of all projects and pupils are encouraged to work using varied techniques such as sculpture, textiles, painting and multimedia. Students also conduct extensive research into artistic works, designers and architects to inspire and support their own work. We frequently organise cultural outings to museums and exhibitions related to the varied artistic disciplines being studied.
Physical Education (P.E.)
The P.E. syllabus is followed by all the pupils at the school, in line with British National Curriculum requirements.
Our main objectives are for pupils to hone their mobility skills and encourage awareness of themselves and others.
Students gain understanding of the importance of physical education in balanced and healthy personal development over the course of their time at school and to hone their physical and social skills by taking part in different sports activities.
Our is aim is for all pupils to enjoy physical activity and view exercise as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle.
We carry out a safe programme of physical activities for children with the aim of exploring their physical potential by introducing group and competitive activities.
Key Stage 1
Games, gymnastics and dance sharpen and develop dexterity, spatial awareness and teamwork.
Key Stage 2
Small scale games are introduced and the corresponding technical skills are taught to improve their spatial awareness and rhythm.
Key Stage 3, 4 & 5
Honing of skills and knowledge and taking part in games, gymnastics, dance and athletics. Pupils work individually and in groups.