Throughout Secondary Education, pupils at Agora Sant Cugat International School hone their skills as creative, critical and reflective thinkers. While separate subjects are taught, connections among them are also fostered. Classes focus on global, real-life issues and concerns and foster the development of communication skills, understanding and a sense of social responsibility. Having obtained authorisation in 2021 as one of the few schools which can teach the IB World Continuum programmes at all stages of education, Agora Sant Cugat International School and its teaching staff specialise in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB), thus equipping its pupils with all the tools they need to change the world.
Secondary school curriculum
The curriculum at secondary school level aims to shape people who are able to understand the world and have an active and critical role in our society. To do this we promote dialogue and communication through a methodology that works on study techniques and habits that foster constancy, tenacity and discipline. This methodology of participation allows pupils to develop critical and constructive thought, self-control, and self-discipline, all necessary values for a successful career.
A trilingual education is key at this stage. Each subject has its own working language (English, Spanish or Catalan) and the pupils study a second foreign language (German or French). Languages are not the only way our pupils acquire global readiness, they also take part in programmes and experiences that foster cultural exchange and there is a crossover in their subjects among the three main working languages.
The on-going and individualised tutorials are part of the Secondary pupils’ day to day. Before 3rd ESO the tutors advise the pupils and their families as to which route they should choose in the following year when they will have to decide which Baccalaureate to study. One of the routes in 4th ESO is aimed at a Baccalaureate in Sciences and Health Sciences or the Baccalaureate in Engineering and Architecture. A second route prepares students for the Baccalaureate in Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences. Finally, the last two routes act as an initial contact with the methodology and contents of the Scientific or Social International Baccalaureates. This guidance is personalised and based on the aptitudes and interests of each student.