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British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €8,100
to: €13,350
Address: Carrer de Josep Lluís Sert, 32, 08850 Gavà, Barcelona, Spain
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Number of students

305

Number of nationalities represented in the school

35

Most common nationality

Spanish

Ratio of local students to international students

40:60

Max. number of students per class

There is a strict class limit of 25 students. Naturally from Year 10 forwards, when students choose optional subject areas, class sizes reduce; even more so in Year 12/13 when completing A Levels.

Average number of students per class

18 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Catalan from Year 1 and French from Year 3

Use of technology in the classroom

Ipad Trolleys, Chrome book trollies, Digital boards.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes we are, during Lockdown teaching was switched immediately to Google classroom.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Yes, students receive a reasonable amount of homework according to their age and capability; incremental according to year group. Typically students in the Primary School receive weekly Mathematics and ‘Topic’ tasks as well as reading and spelling activities. In the Secondary School, students receive 1-2 subject tasks daily. In all cases, students are given a whole week to complete homework tasks, thus, families are able to arrange their time so as not to interfere with family life or activities outside of school.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview, language assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

A friendly interview will be arranged with a member of BCG's academic team for prospective students aged 6 years and above in order to assess level of English, aptitude and individual needs.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Admissions are open all year round

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes.

Learning support offered

SEN Coordinator and EAL Coordinator to plan support plans for each student

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Young Oxbridge Pathway

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:45

School finish time

Primary: 16:20
Secondary: 16:20

Supervised care before/after school

Breakfast Club service from 7:30 for those parents who need to drop their son/daughter(s) off early.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Mugendo, tennis, yoga, skating, ballet, French, Lego robotics, music, swimming, football, multi-sports, cooking.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

The school is blessed with a large plot of land which incorporates a high quality third generation football pitch, a basketball court and a beach volleyball court. We also have a new Sports Hall, inaugurated in Sept. 2020, totally equipped for gymnastics, basket, Volleyball, indoor football.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British College of Gavà is a 3 to 18 school which delivers the British National Curriculum preparing students for entry into the best universities worldwide. From September 2021 The British College of Gava will teach the IBDP.

Teaching approach of the school

BCG's philosophy is to develop the personal and life skills of the students in its care enabling them to achieve academic excellence as well as equipping them with the skills needed to succeed in life.

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