Curriculum and Key Stages
Education is more than just a transmission of knowledge and skills; education is about preparing our children to live a great life. Students at Agora Madrid International School are guided on their educational journey by our excellent teaching and school management teams, developing the skills and understanding that they need to reach their full academic and personal potential until they are ready to step out confidently into the wider world.
At Agora Madrid International School we have an administrative licence to teach all levels of education from Preschool to Baccalaureate, and we also offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Throughout the different educational stages, students achieve an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, develop physical, intellectual and emotional growth and master at least two languages. They also develop their ability to analyse and present information, to evaluate and argue ideas, to solve problems creatively, to retain acquired knowledge, to understand key concepts and to apply standardised methods.
This preliminary phase of our child’s educational journey lays down the foundation upon which their educational future is built and is therefore of fundamental importance in establishing formative processes. Through stimulation and communication, we help children to develop self-esteem, manage their emotions and focus on encouraging children to be curious and excited about learning. We aim to help each child discover and develop their natural skills and abilities, grow in maturity and learn how to interact happily with other children. Each child is unique and exceptional and the warmth and experience of our teachers and teaching assistants helps each individual to progress at their own pace.
Work at primary level becomes a little more academic and intellectual and students begin to develop greater socialisation skills and greater cultural and self-awareness. Students are exposed to a broad range of exciting and positive experiences which form an integral part of the learning process. At Agora Madrid International School all activities are designed to enhance the children’s mental and intellectual capacities and the learning process is constructive and cooperative with a focus on encouraging the creative and independent thinking that makes each child unique. By the end of the primary stage children at Agora Madrid are mature, polite, responsible, confident in themselves and supportive of one another.
To facilitate a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary our Year 6 students already form part of the Secondary school family. Thus, in Year 6 pupils work on an age-appropriate curriculum but delivered by secondary teachers who begin to employ the methodologies and assessment systems that pupils will encounter at secondary level. Academic expectations become a little higher and we begin to help the children to think more critically and analytically and to express themselves in a more mature way. We assess each student individually to ensure that we can construct the most appropriate learning pathways for their particular personal and academic needs.
Once the compulsory Secondary Education phase has been completed, students at Agora Madrid can choose to continue studying either the Spanish National Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate at pre-university level. At this stage of their education students are expected to expand and deepen their level of intellectual, personal and social competence, and to acquire the knowledge and skills that they will need to prepare them to leave school and to move on to the next phase of their lives with confidence and maturity. Many of our students go on to further studies at universities either in Spain or overseas.
Agora Madrid International School is an authorised IB school. The IB is a well-respected international Diploma which is accepted as an access qualification at the most prestigious universities worldwide. This ensures that, not only do our students follow a two-year programme that provides them with a broad and intellectually rigorous qualification, but they are also in a position to apply to the international universities of their choice.
International Baccalaureate specialised in Performing Arts
Agora Madrid International School and Víctor Ullate Roche Sing and Dance Project have developed an International Baccalaureate specialised in Performing Arts. A unique project in Spain that complements the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) with artistic subjects of the highest quality and requirement.