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.
Current European School’s curriculum
In the early years, Europa School currently follows the contents of the European Schools. We provide all sciences and maths in English. The second language (German or French) is studied to attain near native level (at least C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), and both history and geography are taught in this second language.
- The seven years of secondary education are organised in the following way:
For the first three years, pupils follow a common curriculum, in what is known as the observation cycle. All pupils will begin to study a second foreign language (L3) (Italian, German, French or Spanish) from secondary year 1 onwards. In secondary year 2, Latin is offered as an option.
- In years 4 and 5, the pre-orientation cycle, science remains compulsory and is subdivided into physics, chemistry and biology, and pupils may choose between the advanced or the normal course in mathematics. Additional options include economics, art and music.
- Year 6 and 7 are the exam years, where the students will follow the Diploma Program of the International Baccalaureate.
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 and art are available at all levels, and compulsory in the first three years.
You can find our Special Educational Policy here (SEND policy).
Transition to the Middle Years Program
Despite efforts to retain the European Curriculum post Brexit, including representations to the UK Parliament and to the European Commission, it has not in the end proved possible for Europa to remain an accredited European School in the longer term. The Europa Governing Body and School Leadership Team have therefore been working to put in place an alternative curriculum to deliver on the school’s core aims.
The Governing Body and School Leadership Team therefore carried out a detailed options appraisal to evaluate potential alternative curricula for S1-S5. We are pleased and excited to inform you that this has led to a unanimous decision to adopt the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and to complement this by maintaining and building on the school’s European cultural and linguistic partnerships.
With guidance from the school’s IB consultant, Europa has already started active preparations to teach the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), which will start with the first year of secondary (S1) in September 2021.
Our detailed transition planning can be found in this document.
Information regarding our S1 (Year 7)
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|
Opening times of Dining Hall: 09.50 – 10.10 hrs; 12.35 – 13.30 hrs
- The programmes of study of the European Schools are available in full at https://www.eursc.eu/en/European-Schools/studies/syllabuses
- The programmes of study of the International Baccalaureate are available here: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/
Please contact our admissions team for more information via the contact form below.