All our programmes are designed to achieve the ideal profile of the Highlands pupil, structured around twelve competences that we believe are key for their personal development, for success in university and working environments and so that they are able to contribute to the transformation of society.
Our aim is for the pupil to progressively develop their own possibilities, while diminishing or neutralising their own limitations, so that they discover for themselves the types of activities and relationships are the best suited to their personalities.
Pedagogical style and method
As we are part of an international organisation, with over fifteen universities and two hundred schools, we benefit from a large resource base for continuous research and innovation. Our motto Semper Altius (Ever Higher), is not only a challenge for our pupils, but also for our entire faculty and for the institution itself.
We are inspired by love, which is why we place the pupil at the centre of our educational method. We are founded on a Christian anthropological vision: we form those who seek truth and beauty, who are mature, committed and Christian individuals, and always within an atmosphere of proximity, happiness and true freedom.
Didactic strategies and resources
CAMBRIDGE AND DELF EXTERNAL EXAMS. A PATH TO LANGUAGES SUCCESS
All our English and French lessons aim to prepare our students for the Cambridge and Delf exams, even though sitting these external exams is optional. In order to obtain the official certificates issued by Cambridge University Examination Borad/Institut Français, the students have to register by following a process and meeting the deadlines. (See attached Information) Highlands only offers the June venue, although students in Second Bachillerato can sign up for the March venue (Proficiency and Advanced) to avoid clashing with the Evau.
BRITISH EDUCATION IN SECONDARY (IGCSE) AND A BACCALAUREATE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM ( A-LEVELS). HIGHLANDS, A CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Our students can obtain the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) at the end of the Secondary Stage. Sitting these exams is optional for them, although all the students will prepare six subjects. The certificate is issued when the student passes five subjects, although sitting fewer than five would also give them a certificate of enrichment.
In 2nd Bachillerato students can sit three A-levels to finish their British education that will supplement their Spanish curriculum.
STUDENT EXCHANGES. WIDENING STUDENTS’ MINDS
Secondary students can participate in the three exchanges that Highlands has crafted with France, US and New Zealand. Traveling and having school experiences abroad is essential to widen our students’ minds.