Foundation year: 2000
Location: Spain, Alicante
Age of students: 3-18 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 860
Programs: High school, IGCSE \ GCSE, A-level, summer language courses
Cost of studying: from 9000 euros per year - study, board not available (day school)
Ranking: is one of the best schools in Spain that offer preparation for the Selectividad exam (required for admission to Spanish universities)
King's College Alicante has been working since 2000. Initially, it accepted only 100 students. For almost 15 years, the number of students has increased in 8.5 times. Today, King's College Alicante accepts students from 3 to 18 years old. Education is conducted according to the British national curriculum. The pedagogical philosophy of the school is based on four simple principles: competence, quality, efficiency, reputation. It is prestigious to study at the accredited by NABSS school.
The College has really convenient location. The Spanish city - Alicante is a well-known educational center of the country. There are several universities, more than a dozen technical colleges. In summer, there are many language courses in Alicante for those who want to study or improve Spanish. Such programs are also provided in the school.
Alicante is a tourist city that offers a lot of entertainment, sightseeing, combined programs. Each season, the city hosts thematic cultural events. Students can attend theatrical, puppet, music festivals. Entertaining programs are organized by the school staff.
Education in the Spanish college is conducted according to the standards of educational institutions of Great Britain. The pedagogical staff of the school is certified by the national British association. Training is conducted exclusively in English. Teachers and educators (supervisors) of KSA in junior classes try to instill moral ideals, mutual respect and friendliness. The rules of social interaction are studied together with the courses of mathematics and literature. Spanish lessons are compulsory for junior schoolchildren.
The peculiarity of the college is the multinational composition of the students. For admission to King's College Alicante required to pass the exam in English and mathematics. In secondary school classes, children move to the search for areas of interest and focus on academic interest in these courses. Clubs and circles are designed for students of different ages, you can choose at the same time and sports, and scientific. Literary and theater clubs operate in the college.
In addition to the Spanish language, children can go on to study French or German (optional). Literature, mathematics and English courses are provided for all students. The collection of natural objects and physics schoolchildren learn by experience. The Geometry Honors course requires the passing of a state certification. Knowledge of the world culture students receive for three terms, and studying the history of America lasts two years. Of electives, except for the second foreign, you can choose modern technology, art or theater.
After successful graduation from grades 8-9, students take standard exams for a certificate of incomplete secondary education. For two courses (2 years), students fundamentally master 3 compulsory subjects (two are enrolled in GCSE) and 3 - 5 sciences required for specialization. The choice of optional can be made from 70 offered by the educational institution. Inevitably for all students passing academic English and foreign. Mathematics of the general level of complexity is also included in the compulsory program.
A-level is a sophisticated pre-university training program. Spanish and foreign students choose A-level to accelerate admission to the university. Universities of the world recognize the A-level as the standard of the quality of education.
The saturation, evaluation criteria and subjects of A-level courses are standard for all colleges in the world. The sciences are taught very carefully and fundamentally. During the first year students can complete four disciplines, and the next year they focus on three subjects. Learned directions students are additionally explored in high schools after the end of the A-level.
The Bachillerato level is not compulsory in Spain. It corresponds to 10-11 classes of Russian schools with a deepening into the specialty. At King's College Alicante, after three years of preparation for bachilerato, young people take the Selectividad exam. This final exam answers a single state exam in Russia.
The first year of study meets the level of training in the vocational school. In the second year of Spanish Bachillerato you can get basic professional knowledge, and after the 3rd course become an applicant with a humanitarian or exact specialization. Points at the final exams are provided to the university and affect the chances of enrolling in the competition.
The entire school structure is divided into streams and academic directions. There are four types of sciences available: art; Modern technological processes; Natural; Humanitarian (+ social). The direction of "art" involves studying design, dance, acting and music.
It is possible to apply for bacillaryto from the age of 16 (full compulsory education), but the college provides a flexible approach and can accept the student in terms of knowledge. The level of English or Spanish is taken into account. King's College Alicante provides full board and classes in creative groups.
The success of Spanish Bachillerato is determined by the final scores. The student's lagging provides for two solutions: summer individual lessons with professional curators and teachers or the same course for the second time. The choice depends on the number of unsatisfactory grades and abilities of the teenager.
Only those who have received a sufficient number of positive grades on the final exam can count on título de Bachiller. This official diploma confirms the high quality of the specializations received and is suitable for providing to the university.
The language center in Alicante does not provide accommodation for students. Presence of a parent (s) / guardian together in the minor child during his / her stay abroad is necessary.
Lessons are conducted in classrooms equipped with interactive technology. For practical classes, modern laboratories are provided. A library with a rich printed and electronic information fund is opened for students.
Sudents can also be engaged in design, art, music, theater classes. The sports infrastructure of King's College Alicante is represented by an athletic, fitness hall, swimming pool, fields for playing football, basketball, a tennis court. In every sports, creative section there is all the equipment necessary for the work of students.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
|camp / language school |
|private school, boardinghouse|
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.