we hold deep
respect for each child and their individual development.
The British National Curriculum is set out as follows:
Creativity is nurtured through an approach that focuses on integration of artistic activity with academic instruction. Our offer at AIS is a rich balance of academics, art, music, drama, handwork and movement, - a holistic curriculum that helps to build individual abilities and self-confidence.
“After all, the function of education is to turn out an integrated individual who is capable of dealing with life.”
AIS offers primary for key stages 1-2.
Secondary is key stages 3-4.
AIS offers a diverse core, as well as languages and humanities subjects at key stage 5.
During the rest of the school day, the students follow a timetable of lessons in other subjects which are taught by specialist teachers.
These lessons are on a fixed timetable throughout the year and include: Maths, English, Science, Spanish, Valenciano, German, Music, Art, Crafts, ICT, Gardening and PSHE (Personal and Social Health Education).
At AIS, all classes from Class 6 (Year 7) through to Class 10 (Year 11) also have the opportunity to go on residential trips at the end of the school year.
During lunchtime, we offer a healthy and convenient lunch offering for all students.
As part of the Altea International School fees, our fantastic summer school is included until the end of July. Read more
Primary: Key stages 1-2: school years 1-6
Secondary: Key stages 3-4: school years 7-11
Sixth form: Key stage 5: school years 12 and 13
Information on British and Spanish school years
Altea International School follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales, is authorised by the British Council and certified as a British school by NABSS (The National Association of British Schools in Spain). AIS complies with the requirements set by the British Council for British schools in Spain.
AIS is also authorised by the Ministry of Education of the ‘Generalitat Valenciana’ through the ‘Dirección General de Centros y Personal Docentes’.
The curriculum works towards IGCSEs (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) at Key Stage 4. At Key Stage 4, the timetable differs according to the student’s individual option choices. For students studying for the official iGCSE exams, AIS is currently offering the following subjects:
- English language and 2nd language
- Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- Computer Science
The former identifies areas that need to be focused on, sets appropriate tasks and characterises the student’s approach, attitude and ability within the context of their development.
The second form of assessment provides data that can be quantified, relates to specific attainments and states what a student can or cannot do according to an objectively set standard. This is the form used by external exam moderation boards for GCSE and A-levels exams.
We believe that both forms of assessment have their place, but if applied inappropriately either of them can stifle development.
At Key Stages 4 and 5, although these students are following a more rigorous academic curriculum, we do not lose sight of our school ethos, which is to prepare rounded balanced young people, ready for the challenges of adult life.
to a better world through
a holistic educational approach
Our offer at AIS is a rich balance of academics, art, music, drama, handwork and movement – a curriculum that is lively and current, designed to help form an understanding of the world and our relation to it.
emotional wellbeing and happiness
Secondary education at AIS is based upon the British Curriculum complemented by a Steiner Waldorf perspective and Mindfulness practices. The Curriculum of Key Stages 3 and 4 culminates in the IGCSE exams at age 16.
KEY STAGE 5
Most of the classes take place from 3.45 pm until 5.45 pm.
AIS students will receive a link to the online registration form to be able to apply directly.
External students are also welcome! Please contact us through the Administration office email and request the link to the online registration form: [email protected]
4-9, 10-12, 13-15