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Secondary Education

Secondary Education in BSV: Preparing students for tomorrow

At BSV, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares students to succeed academically, personally, and professionally in an increasingly globalised world.

Secondary in BSV: Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to 9)

During this Key Stage, students are taught by specialist teachers for each one of the subjects. Each year group has a tutor responsible for their academic progress, personal development, and wellbeing.

From Year 7 to Year 9, subjects are compulsory and are taught in English, except for the Spanish Culture and other foreign language subjects. Students who do not speak Spanish follow a specific learning programme for foreign students.

Two new foreign languages are introduced at this point. Students must choose between German or Mandarin Chinese.

In this Key Stage, they study the following subjects:

Secondary in BSV: Key Stage 4: (Year 10 & 11)

This is the final stage of compulsory education in which students are prepared to take the official IGCSE examinations (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). These official exams are taken at the end of Year 11.

The subjects that students must take are divided into compulsory and optional studies from which they must choose a total of two and will be studied throughout Year 10 and Year 11. They are taught in English, except for the Spanish Culture and other foreign language subjects.

Students must pass at least five IGCSE subjects (with a grade C, 4 or above) to go on to Sixth Form.

Compulsory subjects:
Optional subjects:

Regarding the Spanish studies, they are necessary to obtain the Spanish ESO credential (título de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria). Spanish students’ study First Language Spanish whilst foreign students study Spanish as a Foreign Language.

English speaking students can study First Language English, whilst other students take English as a Second Language.


The Key Stage 3 students can enjoy our extra-extracurricular activities programme.

For more information, please visit Extra-curricular Activities.

The Year 10 and Year 11 students can take part in the following activities.

Activities for secondary students (Years 10-11)

World Challenge

Once they reach Year 10, students can participate in this educational experience that combines adventure, travel, and personal development. Pupils step out of their comfort zone engaging in meaningful projects and activities which provide a unique blend of adventure, cultural immersion, and service opportunities.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

This award is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable, and balanced, it requires effort over time. There are three levels: bronze, silver, and gold. The students design their own award programme, set their own goals, and record their own progress, highlighting the uniqueness of the award in being independent and self-regulating.

Creating a unique learning experience

5 - 11 years old


11 - 16 years old


16 - 18 years old

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