The Secondary department at Mallorca International School strives for the highest possible academic standards and maintains a philosophy that this is best achieved by providing varied, creative and stimulating learning experiences as well as developing each student’s personal skills; invaluable to face the challenges of tackling qualifications as well as of life in general. High quality lessons are delivered by carefully chosen subject specialists who have a passion for their chosen discipline as well as refined interpersonal skills enabling them to strike a rapport with students of this particular age.
Key Stage 3 (11-14 years)
Students aged 11-14 years enjoy a very open and creative learning experience based on the British National Curriculum. This is the basis for eventual success later on within the school. The broad and balanced curriculum includes Art, Drama, English, Spanish, German, Maths, Science, Physical Education, Geography, History, ICT, Catalan and PSHE.
The successful completion of Key Stage 3 study will equip students with the necessary skills to embark on their GCSE study with confidence and will allow them to make informed choices as to their preferred curriculum subjects within the ‘Options Process’
Key Stage 4 (14-16 years)
Key Stage 4 is the point that students embark on the GCSE examination programmes with the study of English Literature and Language, Mathematics, Sciences and Spanish as well as a wide range of optional subjects including possibilities such as Geography, History, Drama, Business Studies, Physical Education, German, Art & Design, Music.
GCSEs are intense two-year programmes of study with a great amount of content to learn and assessed externally by the Edexcel Examination Board. During these years high levels of personal skills are required to be successful including ability to self-manage, collaborate, think critically, enquire independently and maintain desire. It is here that the solid base of personal skills, developed on a daily basis throughout the Primary School and lower Secondary School, really pays dividends and ensures that Mallorca International School students stand out from the crowd.