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Main EN SECONDARY We provide a broad learning experience grounded in a unique approach, where less emphasis on testing in a more stressful and supportive environment promotes better results. KEY STAGE 3 Key Stage 3 begins when children start secondary education in Class 6/Year 7. The curriculum builds on the skills and learning experiences that the students bring from primary. It is the period leading up to their options which they take at age 14. Read More KEY STAGE 4 Key stage 4 is the final two years of secondary education (Class 9/Year 10 and Class 10/Year 11), in which they study their chosen option subjects alongside the core subjects culminating in the IGCSE assessment. Read More IGCSE The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is a content-rich programme with exams designed to prepare the students for further education wherever they may be in the world. Key Stage 4 prepares students for these exams. Read More

KS3 ES New Layer KEY STAGE 3 In secondary education at AIS, we work towards meeting three essential goals rooted in Waldorf Steiner Education and in the British National Curriculum: 1. To help the students develop the capacity to think critically and communicate effectively.
2. To help students learn about themselves, the human heritage and the nature of interconnectedness in the world in which we live.
3. To prepare students for work and further education by supporting the development of individual aptitudes and interests.

In Key Stage 3, the student’s timetable is divided into Main Lessons which last for 1 hour and 20 minutes and the rest of the subject lessons as shown in the timetable. An important component of the student’s day is Circle Time which is the time spent with the class tutor every morning in activities such as games, poems, music or dance which ensure the students start the day energised and receptive to learning.

Without the need for rote learning or the stress of systematic testing in the younger years, we believe that the students will be more receptive in the later years of Classes 9 and 10, when they will study for their IGCSEs and will become more balanced individuals as a result.
Timetable Key stage 3
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KS4 ES KEY STAGE 4 At Key Stage 4 the timetable takes individual option choices into account.
KS4 students continue having classes in the main curriculum subjects: maths, English, science, history, geography and drama regardless of whether or not they will take a GCSE exam in this subject.

AIS assessment policy serves two essential purposes: to support learning and to establish standards. The former identifies areas that need to be focussed 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.
Key Stage 4 Timetable
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IGCSE EN IGCSE EXAMS IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is a two-year programme leading to externally set, marked and certificated examinations from the Edexcel examination board.

Any student who takes an IGCSE subject will be gaining a qualification that is recognised globally.

INFORMATION IGCSE General Information Altea International School is authorised by the British Council through NABSS (The National Association of British Schools in Spain) and follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales. AIS is also authorised by the Ministry of Education of the ‘Generalitat Valenciana’ through the ‘Dirección General de Centros y Personal Docentes’, and is currently following IGCSEs (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) at Key stage 4 classes. In Key Stages 4 the timetables differ according to the student’s individual option choices. For the students studying for the official iGCSE exams AIS is currently offering the following subjects:

English language and 2nd language
German
Science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Maths
P.E.
Computer Science
History
Geography


KS4 students continue having Main Lessons in the main curriculum subjects: maths, English, science, history, geography and drama regardless of whether or not they will take a GCSE exam in this subject.

AIS assessment policy serves two essential purposes: to support learning and to establish standards. The former identifies areas that need to be focussed 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.
IGCSE 2017 IGCSE 2018 IGCSE 2019

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