BCG provides a vibrant, caring and nurturing environment to develop our students into engaged learners, empathetic citizens and ethical advocates. We provide a student-centred and values-driven education which cultivates the joy of learning, builds character and inculcates values.
Welcome from the Head of Secondary
I would like to welcome you to the Secondary School of the British College of Gava. Students who join us from our Primary School or from other schools can expect to have a challenging, fun, safe and creative experience. We pride ourselves on high expectations for our students and our staff and make sure we help each individual grow throughout their time at BCG.
At BCG we aim to have students that develop a wide range of skills inside and outside of the classroom. Our aim and mission is to create students who are global citizens and confident leaders who will have the ability of making a change in the world and making a difference. The qualifications we offer at BCG are recognised around the world, but we want our students to leave the school with much more than just exam qualifications.
A large part of becoming a global citizen is developing a wide range of languages and developing the ability to communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds and cultures. Our students study English, Spanish, Catalan and French. These language lessons are fully differentiated to enable our students to fully engage in the course, reaching their full potential, no matter their starting point or mother tongue.
All students follow the English National Curriculum from Years 7-9, before students enter Year 10 they pick their iGCSE options. Students will sit their exams in the Summer Series of Year 11. We then offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-Related Programme to our Sixth Form students. These programmes are recognised throughout the world and reinforces our students becoming global citizens, with the skills to study at world renowned Universities.
The ability of our students to interact with the whole school community is important to us. Our students participate together in a wide range of extracurricular activities such as Samba Band, music concerts, theatre productions, a wide range of sporting activities and fixtures and environmental sustainability projects.
We are very lucky here at BCG. We have state of the art facilities in which every child can use and enjoy to develop into mature lifelong learners who are global citizens with the skills to go into adult life and be extremely successful.
I look forward to meeting you and your children.
Head of Secondary
SECONDARY KEY STAGES
In the Secondary School, pupils move onto a secondary style timetable, still following the English National Curriculum, but now having specialist subject teachers. This allows us to achieve high standards of teaching and learning and to prepare pupils very thoroughly for their IGCSE exams in Year 11.
Once your child has finished Year 11 at The British College of Gava, it will be time for them to start the International Baccalaureate through Years 12 and 13.
All our teachers are fully qualified, experts in their subjects and in the field of Education. In addition to their dedicated teaching, teachers also work with pupils to support them with the next steps in their academic journey.
Key Stage 3
Years 7, 8 and 9
Years 7, 8 and 9, also referred to as Key Stage 3 of the National British Curriculum, are the first three years of secondary school.
Throughout these years, children have to study 12compulsory subjects. We want our students in Key Stage 3 to sample a wide variety of subjects so they find the subjects they are most passionate about. This is important because at the end of Year 9 our students will choose their GCSE options, which they will study for the next 2 years in Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 4
Years 10 and 11 - GCSE
KS4 comprises Years 10 and 11, when students are working towards GCSEs. Some subjects are compulsory; these are known as the core and foundation subjects.
The British College of Gavà offers a number of other GCSE subjects, and pupils choose which they’ll take alongside the core and foundation subjects in Year 9.
Below you will find a list of the subjects that our KS4 students take with a brief overview of contents and learning outcomes.
Year 12 and Year 13
The Sixth form in a British school consists of the classes that pupils go to from 16 to 18 years of age. At BCG that’s to pursue the International Baccalaureate - either the IB Diploma Programme or the IB Career-Related Programme.