BESPOKE PERSONALISED LEARNING PLANS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR TEACHING AND LEARNING ETHOS
All classes taught primarily in English.
We follow the British National Curriculum which is a set of subjects and standards used by Schools in the United Kingdom.
Subjects taught will be: English, Maths, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Music, Dance, Drama, Art, Design Technology, PSHE, Sport, Citizenship.
Spanish is taught alongside the British subjects and we follow the stipulated curriculum set by the Spanish Government.
As teachers, we are facilitators to the children’s learning, we do not simply teach them. At Victorious International British School, we provide a meaningful, engaging and challenging learning environment through a balanced mixture of teacher-led lessons, as well as plenty of opportunity for child-led learning. Children learn through uninterrupted play and exploration, but are always guided and challenged by their teacher, helping them to meet new goals consistently.
A creative, holistic approach is at the forefront of our Teaching & Learning philosophy. Academically rigorous project-based learning will provide children with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills across subjects, while making new discoveries every day.
We offer a wide extracurricular programme including Gymnastics, Sport, Cambridge English, Science, Art, ICT, Languages, Choir and Dance.
We develop a love of learning in every child, that they will carry with them through life.
Four guiding principles should shape practice in early years settings. These are:
1. every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
2. children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
3. children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
4. importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates.
Learning and development
The EYFS curriculum is based on an observation of children’s needs, interests and stages of development. In partnership with parents, the school promotes the learning and development of pupils to ensure they are ready for the next stage of education. There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape education programmes in EYFS settings.
Early Learning Goals
The level of development children should be expected to have attained by the end of the EYFS is defined by the early learning goals (ELGs). The ELGs should not be used as a curriculum or in any way to limit the wide variety of rich experiences that are crucial to child development, from being read to frequently to playing with friends. Instead, the ELGs should support teachers to make a holistic, best-fit judgement about a child’s development, and their readiness for KS1.
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 – 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) form the Primary stage of the British Curriculum. We teach the British National Curriculum using a combination of the most modern and creative methodologies. Rigorous academic teaching is offered alongside a highly robust Arts programme. Sport and Computer Technology also feature highly in our main curriculum. Students are encouraged to discover their individual talents to achieve their full potential. Independent learning and life-skills are also offered through projects and careers workshops.
During Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9) pupils continue with our creative and practical teaching methods, preparing them for entering GCSE level. iGCSE and GCSE subjects will be taken at the end of Key Stage 4 (Years 10 – 11) in the British Curriculum core subjects, as well as chosen subjects such as an additional Modern Foreign Language, the Arts, or Humanities. The following 3 subjects will be taken through the Spanish system: Language and Literature, Social Sciences and Valencian.
In the future, we plan to offer Sixth Form where we will prepare pupils for university entry. Through the British Curriculum, they are prepared to achieve A-Levels in at least 3 subjects. These subjects are chosen through the consideration of future aspirations, past achievements, and interests. Students will also take the Spanish Curriculum PCE exams in at least 2 subjects, fully preparing them for university entrance.