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 is a Candidate School* for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) . This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Europa School UK believes is important for our students.
As a candidate school for the IB MYP, we are teaching the MYP in S1, S2 and S4 (Year 7, 8 and 10) in the academic year 2022-23.
S3 and S5 (Years 9 & 11) continue to follow the legacy European School Curriculum, as agreed with the European School Board of Governors in 2020 that we could continue to use the European School syllabuses until we transition to the MYP in all year groups from S1 to S5 the academic year 2023-24. European Schools Curriculum
In secondary we provide all sciences and maths teaching in English. The first foreign language or stream language, German, French and Spanish (S1 only) 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 S1 until S5 after which is it optional. 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.
Multi-faith Religious Education is taught in English to pupils in S1-S5. The programme of study is based on the Oxfordshire Agreed Syllabus.
For 2022-23, the school will teach a GCSE programme in English Language and Mathematics in 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 6th Form IB Diploma Programme here.
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
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org