Secondary education begins in KEY STAGE 3, from Year 7 to Year 9, with students aged approximately between 11 and 14 years. Mandatory subjects are English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, Art and Design, History, Geography, Drama and Physical Education. Catalan is optional for international students.
In KEY STAGE 4, during Year 10 and Year 11, students prepare for their IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations, taken at the end of Year 11. This is the ‘ESO’ equivalent in Spain and is automatically convalidated by Spanish and European law. Here, the core subjects of English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Spanish are compulsory. Physics, Art and Design, Drama, French, History and Geography are electives at IGCSE.
In addition, at ISCAT, as part of our educational programme, Secondary students may take their official Cambridge English examinations: PET, KET and First Certificate. These exams take place at school as ISCAT is an officially recognised Cambridge exam centre.