No major change in A Level results

A level results saw “no major change” today, with a very minor 0.1 percentage point increase in the overall pass rate. By subject, however, there were some more noticeable differences. As reported earlier, Further Maths saw the biggest jump in the number of A*s awarded to this year’s cohort – taking it up to 29 per cent achieving the top grade. Overall results this summer for AS and A level are very stable, with only small changes in the proportions achieving each grade. These small changes are a result of normal variation. Changes in the subject choices at A level reflect an ongoing shift towards more traditional subjects. Changes made to French, German and Spanish assessments appear to have had the anticipated impact on th...

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La Diada, Catalonia’s national day

It all started on the 11th of September 1714,  when in a very divided Spain, king Philip V won the war against the Aragonese troops, who defended the Hapsburg dynasty’s  claim for the throne of Spain. The final battle was lost at the siege of Barcelona where King Philip V of Spain won the fight over the kingdom of Aragon and claimed the Catalonian lands. The national day of Catalonia  - or as it’s known here  - “La Diada” was officially first celebrated in 1886. Initally it was a catholic ceremony in memory of those who fell in battle. Later on this holiday would be supressed by the dictator Franco , who banned all acts of commemoration  of the defeat of the Aragon army,  an offence punishable wit...

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News for next School year 2015-2016

New British School in Barcelona, St.George’s School St George's School is a British school which offers an outstanding alternative, providing an education from age 2, which is creative but challenging, with its own distinctive style. The student's studies follow and are in line with the British National Curriculum. All courses are taught in English by native speakers with extensive experience and highly qualified under the British education system. They also teach the subjects of Sociales, Spanish Language and Catalan. The school helps and encourages  children to learn through practical, creative and personalized systems where each child has specific challenges at their own level. Lessons are highly motivational and use a variety of skills such as  research...

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