At Baleares International College, the highest quality, fully-trained teachers from the UK are selected for their experience and excellence.
At BIC Sa Porrassa, your child is part of a bustling, rich and welcoming community of students aged 3 to 18, with many opportunities both in and outside the classroom to support and challenge their learning.
Following the English National Curriculum framework from Early Years through to Sixth Form, at the end of their studies, Sa Porrassa students sit externally assessed IGCSE and A Level examinations, internationally considered as the gold-standard qualifications for university entry.
Happy ParentsChildren in Year 2, 5 and 8
When we moved to Mallorca we were looking for a school where our children would be academically challenged in a positive, motivating and caring environment. We found this and much more at BIC.
Secondary – Curriculum
Years 7, 8 and 9
When a student enters the secondary department of school, he/she is in Year 7 and will be learning all subjects in English, based on the National Curriculum of England Key Stage 3, until the end of Year 8.
The students have the opportunity to study English, Spanish, German, French, Catalan, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology, History, Geography, Physical Education, Global Citizenship, Art and Music.
Key Stage 3 focuses on providing the foundation of knowledge for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) work starting in Year 10.
Years 10 and 11
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE):
IGCSEs are international qualifications developed by Pearson Edexcel and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). At Baleares International College, the IGCSE is typically taken by 16 year-old students, at the end of Year 11. These are external examinations. This means that the examination papers are sent to the school by Edexcel and Cambridge and are then returned to them for marking and grading by an official body. The results are announced in August. IGCSE is a highly respected and internationally recognised qualification.
The students will all study English Language and Literature, Spanish, Mathematics, Double Science and Global Citizenship in addition to core PE (Physical Education). They also have optional subject choices which include Art and Design, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Computer Science, Drama, Music, Business Studies, Physical Education GCSE, German, and French. Spanish Nationals are also required to follow Catalan.