St George’s is an international school in Malaga that is located in a quiet and up market, residential zone of the city, surrounded by pine trees and greenery. It is a great place to live and a wonderful part of Malaga to educate and nurture your children.
St George’s provides a British education in a bicultural environment. The following information has been taken from their detailed website.
For all enquiries, please contact me or contact the school direct.
STATEMENT OF AIMS:
St. George´s British Schools aim to educate children into becoming confident, knowledgeable, and creative adults who are equipped to make a significant contribution to the modern world. They will have an understanding of, and empathy for the diverse cultures throughout the world, and will have developed a love of learning.
In order to fulfil their mission statement, their objectives are:
- To provide a secure, stimulating, motivating and tranquil learning environment for pupils.
- To help and encourage pupils to achieve their best and to attain the highest possible academic level.
- To provide a British education in a bicultural environment.
- To help prepare pupils for adult life by encouraging self-confidence, mutual respect, a sense of duty and ethical values.
- To ensure pupils benefit from Spain´s language and culture through complementary Spanish studies.
`Learning for the future and Learning from the past.´
Pupils at St. George´s follow courses based on the National Curriculum and recognised British examinations, in conjunction with obligatory elements of the Spanish curriculum.
They study a wide range of subjects from the British curriculum and, in addition, Spanish language and humanities. In this way, they receive a broad and balanced bicultural education which prepares them effectively for further study in either system and for the demands of everyday life.
Teaching approaches are varied and flexible to suit the purpose or context. Pupils learn essentially through thinking for themselves, experimenting, exploring and investigating. They also learn how to work independently, and in teams.
The different levels on offer ….
The New Foundation Stage Curriculum is divided into seven areas and is taught at St. George’s through a mixture of carefully planned provision and activities using a topic-based approach both inside and outdoors. The curriculum focuses on the importance of play and the social and emotional development of the children.
Prime areas are fundamental to building a child’s capacity to learn and thrive. They support development in all other areas. The three prime areas are:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and Language
- Physical development
Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. The four specific areas are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Art and Design
The Primary department follows the British National Curriculum and all teachers are fully qualified and trained in the United Kingdom and have relevant experience. The curriculum is taught in English and the obligatory Spanish Studies are taught in the Spanish language each day. In addition, we follow all key principles of British education, while taking into account the richness of the environment and culture in Spain.
We believe that educating the child involves helping them to become independent learners who will learn in many contexts and not just at school. The partnership between home and school is fundamental to this belief.
Children learn best when they are active in their learning and where the activities suit their individual needs. Also, the children must want to learn and to do their best. We encourage them in many ways, including a system of rewards in the form of certificates, points and prizes.
In the British system, we differentiate the curriculum to cater for the different levels within any class. Specialist teachers and assistants give children support where they may have difficulty with some aspects of the curriculum. This may take place in the class or a group may be withdrawn to another room. Children who are exceeding their expected level are given extension work in class and sometimes groups are taken out of class to meet their needs for work at a higher level.
In Key Stage 3, students are taught National Curriculum subjects, as well as studying the Spanish language and humanities. They also choose to study another foreign language, either French or German, in Year 7. In Key Stage 4, we prepare them for the IGCSE examinations in a wide range of subjects which includes options such as business studies, art and design, computer studies, physical education, history and geography. In addition, there is a personal, health and social education programme throughout the secondary school.
During the final two years (Sixth Form), pupils follow Advanced Level courses in their chosen subjects. Pupils are advised personally by the teachers and tutors in order to provide the most appropriate curriculum for them.
The usual recommendation is that they study five subjects, including Spanish, taking into account their abilities, potential, interests and career aspirations. There is a complementary programme of Spanish studies, focusing on preparation for Spanish University.
In the Sixth Form, we help our students to assume responsibility for their own learning, to take a disciplined approach to their work, and to make a contribution to the community. We provide a clear framework within which they can develop both as students and individuals.
Throughout the secondary school and the Sixth Form, there are clear codes of conduct, based on respect for fellow pupils, staff, property and the environment. Above all, we aim to foster tolerance, respect and understanding.
EXAMINATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The students at St. George´s study for the IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations, which are recognised throughout the world. The schools are authorised examination centres for these courses.
As St. George´s schools are fully authorised, pupils can validate their studies in Spain. The process is automatic for most year groups but, in Years 11, 12 and 13, the validation depends on achieving a number of pass grades at IGCSE and A Level.
The academic standard of our schools is high. In all our schools, there is a serious approach to study and a determination to get the best out of each student.
For further details about living in this part of Malaga and the education option, contact me and I will be happy to be of assistance to you.