EDUCATION IN SPAIN State Education in Spain is free and

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Santa
Cecilia
School
WHO ARE WE?
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Our school (situated in the
heart of Cáceres) has a longlived educational tradition
(since 1890)
It belongs to the Spanish
Federation of Religious
Education-Holders of
Catholic Centres
It has 969 pupils (from 3 to
18 years old)
It´s subsidized in all
educational levels from 3 to
16 (post-compulsory
secondary education is not
subsidized)
Our EDUCATIONAL OFFERING
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We aim to obtain an
integral formation of
the student.
The proposition of
values:
self-confidence
responsibility
autonomy
tolerance
peace
solidarity…
together with the pursuit
and personal attention
to each student, are key
elements of our
educational offering.
EDUCATION IN SPAIN
State Education in Spain is free and compulsory
from 6 to 16.
Our school includes these
levels:
 From 3 to 5 years
old –
PRE-PRIMARY
SCHOOL
From 6 to 11 years old –
PRIMARY SCHOOL
Structure: Three
cycles of two years
each one
 First Cycle
(6-7 years old)
 Second Cycle
(8-9 years old)
 Third Cycle
(10-11 years old)
COMPULSORY
SECONDARY SCHOOL
From 12 to 16 years old–
Structure: two cycles of
two academic years each
(total 4 years):
 First Cycle
(12 -14 years old)
 Second Cycle
(14-16 years old)
When finishing COMPULSORY
SECONDARY SCHOOL the student has the following
options :
COMPULSORY
SECONDARY SCHOOL
VOCATIONAL
TRAINING
(1º technical college)
Not included in
our school
HIGHER EDUCATION
POST-SECONDARY
SCHOOL
(BACCALAUREATE)
Included in
our school
HIGHER EDUCATION
(University or
2º Technical College)
Join the world
of WORK
You have to be at
least 16 to get a job
QUALIFICATIONS
 The Certificate of
Secondary Education
is awarded at the end of
the compulsory
secondary education
 Then, a student can
study one of the different
types of Spanish
Baccalaureate:
 Arts and Letters
 Natural and Health
Sciences
 Technology
 Social Sciences
 Arts
 Studies leading to the
title of Baccalaureate
take another two years.
 To enter university,
they must take the
entrance examination
(selectividad).
TEACHERS
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The teaching staff is coresponsible for the
definition and development
of the educational action of
our centre.
Their great motivation and
professionalism, together
with teamwork and
permanent training, are
the factors which largely
favour the quality of our
teaching.
We have 15 departments:
 Mathematics
 Spanish Language
and Literature
 French
 English
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Physics, Chemistry and
Biology
History, Geography and
Art
Philosophy
Economy
Thecnology
Plastic and Visual
Music
Religion
Information Tech.
Physical Education and
Sport
Counselling
The Parents'
Association
Contributions by the Parents'
Association include:
 Supporting to activities for
students outside the
classroom (Music, Sports,
Theatre, Modern Languages,
Information Tech.…)
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Arranging informal meetings
which provide parents with the
opportunity to meet others at
the school, discuss educational
issues and make friends
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Paticipation in the
organization of the school
activities and cooperation with
teachers and pupils.
OUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES
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In February, our school
holds its successful
CULTURAL WEEK
 In 2006: Extremadura,
our region
 In 2007:
Environmental
Conservation
 In 2008: A Europe
for everyone
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The intensive programme
includes lectures,
exhibitions, films,
performances, culinary
events and celebrations.
OUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES
PEACE DAY
On January 30th we
commemorate the dead of
Gandhi.
When we talk about peace:
sharing,
positive communication,
tolerance,
diversity,
caring for all living
things,
freedom… come into play.
Learning to live in peace
is an ongoing process of
education.
OUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES
School Festival
On May 22nd we
enjoy our
greatest day
Dances
Music
Games
Sports
Laughs…
CULTURAL TRIPS!
Every year our students visit a
Spanish city because no one can
doubt the value of school trips
to the education and personal
development of young people.
They learn Spain is a country
with incredible art, amazing
history, geographical beauty
and exquisite food…
And it´s much more exciting than
studying in a classroom.
SPANISH-ENGLISH
EXCHANGE
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In the last three years we have
organized an exchange
programme with Tiffin Boys
School, in London.
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It’s a wonderful way of
meeting different people, and
appreciate their culture, history,
education system…, in a friendly
atmosphere.
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Furthermore,this experience
improves their language
skills, facilitates studying and
travelling across Europe and
allows true intercultural
communication.

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