European International School of Barcelona organizes open house activities on the 16th February. Amazing workshops, games, adventure and learning from 10 am to 2pm. Come with your child and meet us!
The A Levels add to the existing curricular offer which also includes the official Spanish curriculum and the American High School Diploma. ElSBarcelona is the only school in El Vallès offering this programme.
The A Levels are a guarantee of excellence, offering students the possibility to study and obtain a highly-regarded diploma, equivalent to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme as a university access qualification.
The International AS & Advanced Level Programme (International A Levels, equivalent to the British baccalaureate), are extremely valued by renowned leading universities in the United Kingdom and other countries. The international prestige bestowed by the A Levels are based on a solid foundation. Students acquire knowledge while developing their analytical and research skills, as well as the ability to work as a team, essential for their university and professional future.
How is it structured?
The A Levels are a two-year programme where the student chooses a maximum of three subjects of interest:
- Mathematics or Geography.
- Spanish, Chemistry or Economics.
- Biology, Physics or Business studies.
Each subject is made up of 5 hours/week plus six additional hours under the supervision of a specialised teacher. The programme also includes one hour a week of tutoring.
Why chose the ALevels?
- They are a gateway to the best British universities.
The A Levels are the preferred qualification to enter universities such as Oxford or Cambridge, for those students interested in furthering their studies in the UK.
- They are also widely recognised by universities around the world.
Beyond the United Kingdom, the A Levels are internationally recognised qualifications that are required for entry into many universities worldwide. Some of the best international universities really value the A Levels, and they carry great weight in the admission process.
- They provide specialised training
By focusing on fewer subjects, students have the opportunity to specialise in specific subjects, which is very beneficial when they apply for university. The knowledge provided by the A Levels facilitates the access to university because students have a more specific knowledge than those who study a generic baccalaureate programme.
Requirements to access this programme:
Academic: Students must have finished the four years of Secondary Education, and they must also present a document certifying a high-grade point average.
Languages: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
New students will also need a letter of reference issued by the previous school where it says that they recommend the student studies the British baccalaureate.
Further information: https://www.eisbarcelona.com/en/news/edexcel-international-advanced-levels/
Talks for Parents
The main goal of this series of talks is to explain as clear and understandable as possible how children and adolescents learn in the classroom.
By the hand of Víctor González Griera, Head of the Innovation Department at EISB, parents will understand, from an educational perspective, what group work means, the different study techniques they use and how project-based learning works. Furthermore, the talks will go over different questions that affect students on a daily basis, such as having homework at home after school hours, the different criteria teachers use to evaluate and the strategies that can help them inside and outside the classroom.
Group work is one of the most demanded skills in our world today and the world to come. It is a necessary condition in the professional world of big companies, and it is considered even more important than specific knowledge.
We will talk about topics such as the difficulties involved in working in groups, how they are dealt with from the educational system and what evaluation systems are used both throughout the process and in regard to the end product. We will also talk about the learning opportunities in the classroom and at home and how both families and the school can help students acquire such a key competence for their professional future.
Thursday, 15th November/19.30 h
Sometimes, despite studying for many hours the outcome is not as good as we had hoped. When this happens, usually people tend to increase the number of hours of study, but the results are the same. The truth is that, in many occasions, it is not about increasing quantity but investing in quality.
In this talk we will discuss study techniques based on neuroscientific research, ways of managing time, subjects and space. We will also explain the different mechanisms we can use to adapt these techniques to suit each one of us, by promoting self-awareness and self-discovery and teaching them self-management skills.
Thursday, 14th March/19:30 h
Víctor González Griera
Head of the Innovation Department at European International School of Barcelona
He was awarded with the “premio extraordinario de la Universidad de Barcelona” and was finalist in the National Academic Excellence Award Ceremony for his degree in “Magisterio” (Education) after graduating summa cum laude with an average score of 9,9. Currently he is studying a degree in “Pedagogia” (Teaching methods).
Further complementing his formal education, he is also a musician, voiceover actor and he studied to be a scriptwriter and film director at ESCAC.
Some of his works in gamification, cooperative and collaborative work and educational transmedia narrative have been published in other countries.
The Math Kangaroo Contest is an international competition coordinated by the international organisation “Le Kangourour Sans Frontières”. The Catalan Mathematics Society organises the contest in Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands. The contest’s main goal is to foster student engagement in mathematics through problem solving.
The competition is organized on several levels. The problems are different in each of 4 categories: ESO 3, ESo 4, Baccalaureate 1 and Baccalaureate 2. On the same day pupils in different countries solve the same problems formulated in their languages.The competition is executed as a 75 minutes multiple choice test, consisting of 30 questions equally divided among the categories of 3-point-, 4-point- and 5-point-questions. In each question, 5 solutions are given, exactly one of them being correct.
Last 28th January, our students Hugo Igártua Zunzunegui and Diego Sánchez Ocal were awarded by the Catalan Mathematics Society (SCM) with a prize for having obtained in the Kangaroo contest a result within the top 1% of all competitors. Let us remind that Hugo Igártua finished in 33rd place in ESO 3 out of 6.174 students in Catalonia and Diego Sánchez also finished in 33rd place out of 5.499 students from Catalonia in the ESO 4 category. Once again, we would like to congratulate our students on such excellent results!
The 19th edition of the Kangaroo will take place on the 20th March 2014. Good luck everyone!
This week, two group of Europa International School students are participating in the Model United Nations Conferences.
We have one team of delegates, made up of Secondary and Baccalaureate students, is taking part in the PAMUN in the UNESCO Building in Paris, and the other one, made up of ESO 4 students, is at the Barcelona Model United Nations in the HCC Montblanc Hotel in Barcelona.
The preparation and hard work that goes in to these conferences is considerable and they are doing themselves and the school proud.
Last Friday 22nd of November, Europa International School students celebrated the Day of Music by playing their favourite instrument and sharing that moment with the rest of their classmates, teachers and relatives.
Throughout the day many different performances took place in the School hall and in the theatre: instrumental performances (solos and groups), original compositions created by our students, dance performances and we even had a rockband…many different ways to enjoy such a wonderful art.
BMUN CONFERENCE 2013
Last Friday 25th of October our school hosted the 6th edition of the BMUN conference, a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the UN agenda. It was a very enriching opportunity for our students to walk in the shoes of a diplomat for a day, and practice their negotiation and persuasion skills defending the interests of their country, from Russia to Australia, Iraq or the Republic of the Congo; together with 43 students from the American School Barcelona and 15 from St. Paul’s School.