HAPPY, WELL ROUNDED AND MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS MAKE CONFIDENT SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS
CHILD-CENTRED, PERSONALISED LEARNING IN ACTION
Sotogrande International School is a passionate learning community which inspires learning by focusing on the individual and creates an environment where children can flourish. Our students achieve because they are happy and our fantastic results shows that our philosophy really works.
Our philosophy is to use child-focused, holistic learning to inspire, challenge and empower students to become the best they can be. SIS students are confident successful learners, happy, well-rounded and motivated individuals, able to cope with change and prepared for the world of work.
We help them to find and follow their passions to the highest possible level, as we believe students achieve the best when they are happy. We teach them to be Global Citizens and leaders, understanding the importance of giving back to others and the potential to use education as a force for good and have created real life opportunities for students to make a difference in the world through our school NGO, the Kindred Project.
We have brought together a team of highly qualified, experienced, dynamic and dedicated teachers and support staff to inspire and educate our students in a broad range of subjects. We follow the International Baccalaureate programme from 3-18 years old, as we believe it offers a outstanding educational structure and global philosophy which matches the school’s, a broad base of subjects and a qualification which is recognised by universities and employers around the world.
As a result of our commitment and dedication to providing the best possible learning environment for each individual need, we are achieving superb academic results. Our 2016 graduates attained an average of 33.4 IB points against a world average of 30.1. These grades put us on a firm footing with high achieving schools in the UK, and ensure our student’s have the best chance of going to their first choice university.
In this section of the site you can find out more about the Primary Years Programme for children from 3-11, Middle Years Programme for children from 11-16 and Diploma for children from 16-18, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about studying at SIS.
THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE IN SPAIN
The International Baccalaureate programmes offer a seamless path through a student’s education, from age 3 to 18.
This qualification is recognised around the world and focuses on international perspectives of learning and teaching. It aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. In addition to being a rigorous academic curriculum with a broad breadth of study, it also places importance on creativity and contributing to the community which offers more opportunities for the children to develop and find themselves and their passions.
A child’s introduction to the IB is through the Primary Years Programme, whose philosophy and mode of delivery reflect our aims to inspire students, develop intercultural understanding and for learning to be based on integrated cross-curricular units of inquiry.
Once students reach secondary school age, they embark on the Middle Years Programme, which is guided by three fundamental concepts: Holistic Learning, Intercultural Awareness and Communication. There are five areas of interaction (Approaches to Learning, Community and Service, Human Ingenuity, Environments, and Health and Social Education). These areas of interaction help connect the subjects studied with the real world.
The aim is to help young people to become inquiring, knowledgeable and caring: to learn how to learn and to evaluate information critically. The MYP is an excellent preparation for the 2 year Diploma Programme which follows.
The IB Diploma in turn is a highly academic course of study that prepares students well for university and the world beyond. The qualification offers both breadth and depth of study and challenges students to be confident, independent learners. Students are required to study three subjects at higher level, three subjects at standard level, which must include a language, maths and a science. In addition they study the Theory of Knowledge, follow a Creativity, Action and Service programme and produce an extended essay. This is a demanding, but rewarding course which is highly valued by universities and employers.
Average IB Diploma points. Maximun 45