Foundation year: 2008
Location: Spain, Murcia
Age of stdents: 3-18 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 1420
Programs: Primary School, high school, IGCSE \ GCSE, A-level
Accommodation: day school
Price: from 8000 euros per year for study
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 Murcia is a well-known private day school, that works in the British educational system. The school offers programs of primary, secondary classical education. King's College Murcia is accredited by the national organization NABSS and international COBIS. It accepts students from all over the world. The school is located in a prestigious district of the city near the citycenter.
In Murcia, King's College is the only educational institution that is controlled by the British ISI Inspection. This organization is authorized by the Government of the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to check compliance with the current standards of British education in foreign private schools. The language school has been practised traditional English educational system for over 40 years.
Here students have a lot of opportunities for creative development and doing sports. The school organizes a large number of extra-curricular activities. The social life of the educational institution is quite rich.
One of the best schools in Spain offers training for children from 3 years old. Students of a junior school can count on the individual attention of the teacher. The school develops social skills and allows you to practice in Spanish. There is a detailed passage of mathematics and literature.
For teenagers, the school offers to determine the subject specialization and combine visits to sports and intellectual circles. From the age of 11, residence in the residence is acceptable. The Spanish language is the main subject, the curriculum is built following the example of the English education system.
The college allows accommodation on campus, younger children live in rooms for two or three people, and for older teens more convenient conditions are offered. King's College Murcia is proud of its music and ballet studios and practical training rooms.
The school offers a choice of Chinese, French or German in the form of a foreign language. Lessons in biology, ecology, physics and geography take place in offices with additional equipment. Optional children learn art, physical education, computer technology. The certification is provided by geometry (Geometry Honors). The culture of the peoples of the world is studied for 1 year, and the history of America is 2 courses.
Teaching in grades 8 and 9 allows adolescents to receive a certificate of incomplete secondary education. The school divides the subjects into the necessary for obtaining a GCSE (foreign, English, mathematics course) and selective special courses. Schoolchildren, completing education in senior classes, two years pass elective sciences. Specialization helps to enter a university or continue school education. Training courses in accounting and economics, chemistry and biology, law and business create the basis for acquiring the profession of a lawyer, economist or scientist. You can choose a few favorite items from 70 items, but take only 3 - 5 certificates for the GCSE certificate, which the university requires. Of the mandatory in the GCSE indicated only 2 subjects.
The program is ideal for future students. The A-level diploma is recognized not only by British higher schools: it is the international quality of pre-university programs.
The course programs are the same and do not depend on the country of study. Academic plan King's College Murcia at this level is formed with an emphasis on the depth of topics for each direction. Students detail information, learn to expose it to critical analysis. A-level stimulates the desire for personal achievements, independent projects and obtaining professional qualifications.
Two years of the program meet the classic British education. For the first course, students overcome 4 academic disciplines, and the second year is marked by the passage of only three subjects. College offers to choose items from different blocks (humanitarian or accurate), so that the development was harmonious.
In Spain, high school classes are called bachilerato. This is a three-year education aimed at finding professional preferences and preparing for higher education. Enroll in Bachillerato schoolchildren after 16.
Simple occupations can be obtained already on the 2nd course, and the specialized direction of schoolchildren choose the third. The final scores of the bachilerato examinations are taken into account by higher schools when new students are admitted, so the bias in the exact or humanitarian sphere is carried out in the third year. The higher the graduation, the more likely to be in the top line of the list for admission.
The division into 4 specializations makes it possible to more effectively adjust the curriculum to students. The direction of "art" includes the study of theory and practice of design, fine arts. The second direction of the college singled out music and dance training, stage skills. Future researchers and scientists are entering the third branch - science and technology. The last direction of special courses is the social and humanitarian sphere.
At low grades the schoolchildren are not transferred to the next year. If there are not enough points for only two subjects, during the summer holidays the children go through the material again and pass the exams before the start of the new academic year. Lagging into 4 disciplines automatically leaves the child on a paid repeat course.
The Bachelor's Degree for admission to a higher educational institution is issued after completion of all courses at high graduation points.
King's College Murcia does not provide accommodation for students, so study involves the presence of the parent (s) / guardian together in a minor child during his / her stay abroad.
School education is organized in modern classrooms equipped with modern computers, interactive whiteboards. Also in the language school there are 9 scientific laboratories, 2 music classes, a painting studio, a rich library. For rest between classes, there is a cozy lobby.
The sports infrastructure of the school is represented by an athletic hall, a swimming pool. Also, students of all ages are offered tennis courts, football fields, riding school, a fitness center, dance classes and ballet studios.
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