Senior School

The British Schools is committed to providing the educational environment and infrastructure to help students achieve excellence according to their potential in academics, arts, and sports, while recognising individual differences and needs.
The purpose of the taught curriculum is to encourage students to become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors, and responsible citizens – as defined in the attributes of the IB Learner Profile. 

From the Mission Statement  

The Senior School is “Habilitado” which means that we follow both the Uruguayan National Programme and international programmes. This is important as it allows all of our graduating students access into Uruguayan Universities. In addition, all our students are expected to complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The British Schools has the honour of being one of the original founding schools in the 1970’s. In preparation for the IB Programme, we also follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) produced by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). 

In addition to the academic curriculum, we are proud of the wide range of extra-curricular activities that we offer. Students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports, the musical, Model United Nations (MUN), Philosophy Club, the School play, robotics, Maths Olympics, to name a few.  

At The British Schools, the welfare of our students is very important and we have a dedicated team of professionals, including psychologists and learning support specialists to ensure that all students can be successful.  

Cambridge IGCSE

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities. It offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training.

For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect preparation for the IB Diploma Programme.

Our students have the opportunity to take the following IGCSE Subjects: 

  • First Language English
  • English Literature
  • Spanish Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Science
  • Global Perspectives

 Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness

Taken and modified from the Cambridge website:

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-upper-secondary/cambridge-igcse/

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