Europa School UK – Secondary Curriculum
Europa School UK offers a broad bilingual curriculum. With the International Baccalaureate as its end qualification, students can move on with confidence to universities in the UK or abroad.
Europa School UK has gained candidate school status for the International Middle years programme (MYP) and we will start teaching the MYP in S1 (year 7) in 2021-22.
All other Secondary year groups from S1-S5 (years 8 -11) will continue to study using a legacy European School Curriculum as the school gained an agreement with the European School Board of Governors in 2020 to use European School syllabuses until we transition to the MYP in years S1-S5 in 2023-24. https://www.eursc.eu/en/European-Schools/studies/syllabuses
In secondary we provide all sciences and maths teaching in English. The first foreign language or stream language (German or French and Spanish from 2022-23) is studied to attain near advanced level or native level in S7 (at least B2/C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), and both history and geography are taught in the stream language.
All pupils will begin to study a second foreign language (L3) (Italian, German, French or Spanish) from secondary year 1 until S5 after which is it optional. In secondary year 2, Latin is offered as an option from S2.
Throughout the secondary school, study must continue to study English, Mathematics, foreign Languages, Science and Humanities to the age of 18. In S1-S3 integrated science is taught with an emphasis on practical experimentation to explore and understand our world. In S4 and S5, science is subdivided into specialist subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics.
Humanities (History and Geography) are studied as an integrated subject in S1-S3. In S4 and S5 History and Geography are studied separately, and Economics is offered as an option. History and geography are taught through the stream language.
For academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23, the school will teach a GCSE programme in English Language and Mathematics in S4 and S5 to facilitate students who want to leave the school in S5 to take up other sixth form options.
The curriculum offers pupils a wide range of subjects, giving them a broad education and more time to reflect on what they wish to do with their lives. In addition to the compulsory subjects, music, physical education and art are available at all levels.
Most pupils in their first year at the Europa School are developing communication skills in a new language and applying them to learning across the curriculum. This gives context and motivation for their language acquisition. Over time, the benefits of our multilingual approach will be felt in all areas of learning as pupils draw on the necessary cognitive skills.
In S6 and S7 the school is an authorised International World School offering the IB Diploma Programme.
You can find out more about our IB offer on the IB tab on the website.
You can find our Special Educational Policy here (SEND policy).
The shape of the day is as follows:
|Period 1||08.15 – 09.00 hrs||Period 6 (Break)||12.35 – 13.20 hrs|
|Period 2||09.05 – 09.50 hrs||Period 7||13.20 – 14.05 hrs|
|Break||09.50 – 10.10 hrs||Period 8||14.10 – 14.55 hrs|
|Period 3||10.10 – 10.55 hrs||Period 9||15.00 – 15.45 hrs|
|Period 4||11.00 – 11.45 hrs|
|Period 5||11.50 – 12.35 hrs
to 12.30 S6&S7