King Richard III College is an international school in Mallorca recognised and authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Our school offers the opportunity to study the British Educational System and the Spanish Educational System simultaneously.
Throughout Primary and Secondary school pupils of Spanish nationality or foreign pupils with a sufficient level in Spanish study both systems. Foreign pupils who do not have a sufficient level receive classes in Spanish as a Foreign Language.
In Primary school pupils in Key Stage 1 (4 to 6 years old) have five lessons of Spanish a week and in Key Stage 2 (6 to 11 years old) they have four lessons a week. In Secondary school pupils receive four classes a week in Key Stage 3 (11 to 14 years old) and five classes in Key Stage 4 (14 to 16 years old). In the Sixth Form pupils may choose to study the Spanish Baccalaureate.
The Spanish System taught in our school follows the programme of subjects required by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Pupils use the same textbooks as Spanish schools in Primary, ESO (Secondary) and Bachillerato (Sixth Form).
Studying two educational systems simultaneously offers a wide range of advantages to our pupils:
- Multilingual education
- Small class groups
- Double qualifications
- Direct access to Universities in Spain, the UK and many International Universities.
- Preparation for the “Selectividad Específica” exams – the entrance exam for Universities in Spain (Credential for University access).
All King Richard III pupils who study the Spanish System gain official recognition of ESO (Obligatory Secondary Education) at the end of Year 11 (4º ESO) and Spanish Baccalaureate at the end of Year 13. Both qualifications and the Credential for University access enable pupils to apply to any University in Spain.
The Spanish Department at King Richard III College offers personalised attention to assure that pupils receive an education that allows them to acquire cultural knowledge and social skills that move them towards securing their personal development and help them to deal with life situations. For this reason, we place importance on activities that enable discussion, debating opinions, and analysis and understanding of day-to-day problems.
In Secondary all pupils have access to information regarding University application in Spain and the UK, as well as the rest of the World.
It is essential that students know about the culture of the country they live in. Hence, cultural excursions and trips are organised to contribute to their knowledge about their surroundings.