Sixth Form

Sixth Form

The final stage of education at the British School prepares our students for university courses and life beyond school in the adult world. During the 6th Form, also known as Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13), the pupils study for the A Level examinations, internationally recognised as demanding courses that can be used for direct access to many international universities. The vast majority of students graduate at the end of Year 13 to enter universities in the UK and Spain, as well as other European and world destinations. For entry to Spanish universities, we also offer specific preparation classes for students taking the EBAU examinations.

An important component of our students’ preparation for the next stage of the educational career involves thoughtful and individualised guidance on vocational decisions and university choices. This helps to ensure that informed and thoughtful decisions are made, helping to ensure fulfilment and success in their chosen pathway. Such support also includes university fairs and careers days where first-hand information is gleaned from experts and professionals in a range of vocational areas and universities.

6th Form students are actively encouraged to broaden their education and experience by assuming leadership and service roles within the school. This might include leading a small team in fund raising project, contributing to a group developing an ecology project or leading a discussion on a topic of current affairs. In addition, regular opportunities for service, taking positive action to support the school and local community, are promoted.  Such work has included reading with young students, acting as a mentor to a student in need, supporting clothes donations to a local church and planting trees in a reforestation project. All of the activities enable our students to develop into caring and responsible world citizens.

As with all sectors of the school, the opportunity for the students to extend their learning outside of the classroom and school confines is an important component. Numerous fieldtrips are initiated and include fieldtrips on the island to sites of geographical, historic and biological importance. Students can also travel to other countries for educational visits and competitions in order to develop a wider understanding of the world, as well as enhancing subject expertise.

Staff

MANAGEMENT

Julian Clark
Headmaster

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STAFF

Roslyn Clarke
Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning)
Jane Poyser
Assistant Head (Students)
Sian Stacey
Head of Maths Department
María Santana
Head of Spanish Department
Marc Sherwood
Head of Science Department
David King
Head of Humanities Department
Charlotte Brunton
Head of English Department
Trystan Wilson
Head of Creative and Performing Arts Department
Nathalie Froidevaux
Head of PSHE, Enrichment and House Activities
Cristina García
Head of KS3
Thekla Pallaris
Head of KS4
Sarah Cuthbertson
Head of KS5
María Jesús San Frutos
Spanish Studies Validations Coordinator
David Arocha
Lab. Technician - Spanish Universities Coord.
Carole Milward
Examinations Officer

STAFF

Linda Potticary
Assesment Data and Recording Coordinator
Charlotte Eggar
Learning Support Coordinator
Anthony Boyle
Physical Education Teacher
Christopher Godfrey
Physical Education Teacher
Claire McDonald
Music Teacher
Eilish Coleman
Science and Maths Teacher
Kelly Price
ICT Teacher
Marina Sánchez
German Teacher
Iván Rodríguez
Spanish Humanities Teacher
Anna Cooke
English Teacher
Ben Horner
Business Teacher
Amanda Lahmanes
Secondary Teacher
Matthew Hirtes
Learning Resource Centre Coordinator
Phillip Stillman
Assistant Teacher
Cornelie Kloos
Assistant Teacher

All staff are appropriately qualified and trained and those who teach in English are native English speakers, mostly recruited from the UK, with Qualified Teacher Status and university degree. 

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