SATS (Standardised Assessmente Tests) June 2017
In order to provide an objective measure of the progress and academic achievement of our pupils, the pupils in Year 6 sit the National SATs tests that are administered in the UK. These tests are taken in Reading, Maths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
These tests are set by the British Government and the results and benchmarks are also determined by the Department for Education. These tests took on a new format for grading from 2016 and the pupils are now given a score in each area, pupils are determined as working below, working at and working above the expected level depending on their score. 100 is the national average in all subjects. Below is an outline of the percentages of the scores achieved in June 2017.
|80 - 99 (below average)||100 - 120 (average or above)|
We are extremely proud of the results that the pupils have achieved, the percentages of pupils achieving national average, in all subjects, are very much in line with those in the UK, where the pupils are native speakers.
Official data based on UK schools shows that the average scaled score was above the "expected standard": in reading the average scaled score was 104, in maths it was 104 and in grammar, punctuation and spelling it was 106.
IGCSEs (International General Certificates of Secondary Education)
At the end of Year 11 pupils take their IGCSEs in the subjects that they have studied throughout Key Stage 4. They are able to choose the subjects which best suit their future plans. Nine subjects are chosen in total, of which Maths, English and Science are compulsory.
The exams are marked by official examiners in Great Britain and results range from A to E, with a pass being considered between A and C.
For a student to obtain the certificate of Graduate of Secondary Education (Graduado en Educación Secundaria) issued by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia), they must pass at least 5 subjects with a grade C or above.
A/AS Levels (Advanced/ Advanced Subsidiary Levels)
Pupils study for their A- and AS Levels (Advanced/ Advanced Subsidiary Levels) in Years 12 and 13. These exams are also corrected and graded in Great Britain by external examiners.
At the end of Year 13 students can take the Spanish Selectivity exams to enable them to continue on to university.