Throughout Secondary school, we help students maintain the academic and social habits acquired in Primary school by insisting on the culture of effort, perseverance and interest in their studies.
It is an important step because once students finish ESO, they will have to choose what kind of studies they want to specialize in, in order to become successful professionals in the future. Therefore, academic and professional guidance is one of the strengths the entire secondary school team provides to students.
In this respect, we conduct many objective tests on career orientation. The aim is to help students learn more about what future paths they could take to have a more fulfilling career.
At school we are in constant collaboration with upper Secondary school centres (Bachelor schools) to make sure that the academic preparation of our students is adequate to get attain the Bachelor level. In order to aid in this transition, the latter courses focuses particularly upon its materials and contents.
At the secondary school level, we develop a Tutorial Action which combines individual, group and family attention. Parents and students attend seminars and receive training, which they highly value.
In ESO, students begin to conceive teachers as professionals from different disciplines who accompany and guide them to the future. Furthermore, being specialists in the subject they teach increases students’ curiosity by its contents and practical applications. Some specific courses, such as robotics, are a good example.
As in Primary school, English lessons are given in small groups, which allows a much more experiential, oral and practical learning. In addition, we teach French as a second foreign language.
Moreover, every year, students work on a research project, called crèdit de síntesi from 1st to 3rd grades. It represents a great opportunity to approach certain contents from an interdisciplinary point of view.
Promoting healthy habits is crucial at this stage. Sports, good nutrition, information about the consequences of harmful activities and how to use the Internet responsibly help students grow in a healthier and more comprehensive way.
The school laboratory, the computer room, the library and the technology classroom are spaces where students approach matters from their practical side. The learning areas are enriching and comprise of different fields of knowledge and culture.
In this sense, various school trips during the school year are directed at complementing these lessons. Skiing and the student exchange program, in addition, promote the value of conviviality with peers and expand their worldview.