The subjects are taught by native British teachers in a way that encourages students to solve problems, by themselves or in groups, and gain a deeper understanding of the material. The lessons are varied and include the use of technology where appropriate to help personalise and accelerate learning.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
For the first three years of Secondary, a large part of the curriculum is centred on the following subjects: English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Drama, Music, Art, IT and Physical Education.
In addition, Spanish language and humanities (sociales) are taught according to the requirements of the Spanish Ministry of Education, while those new to the language are offered support classes at their level. Pupils also follow a comprehensive personal and social education programme, covering areas such as citizenship, health, careers, and study skills.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) and IGCSE
During the fourth and fifth years, the pupils prepare for Cambridge IGCSE examinations in up to nine subjects.
The typical Hastings pupil will earn 9 IGCSE certificates: First Language English, English Literature, Mathematics, Science – Coordinated (double award), French, Spanish, plus two humanity subjects selected per pupil from History, Geography, Art & Design, Applied ICT, Business Studies or Drama. Obligatory non-IGCSE subjects in years 10 and 11 include Physical Education (2 classes per week) and Personal, Social, Health Education (1 class per week).
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AS/A Level (Years 12 & 13)
Spanish university preparation (Years 12 & 13)
Students who know it is at least possible that they will make applications to Spanish universities can also opt to take complementary Spanish university preparation classes in the following subjects: Historia del Arte, Literatura Universal y Lengua, Matemáticas aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales, Geografía, DibujoTécnico, Biología, Física, Química y Matemáticas.