Secondary


Overview:

Morna International College´s Secondary School section caters for pupils aged between 11-18. As a school we are enormously proud of the atmosphere prevalent in our community. Pupils who attend our school are happy to do so and enjoy the time they spend on site, the lessons which they attend and the positive working relationships they have developed with our talented and creative members of staff.

This is a school built and run along the lines of mutual respect between all members of the community; staff and pupil alike.

The result is a collection of people who genuinely enjoy spending time together, driven by staff members who work tirelessly in helping young people to achieve their goals and to become the adults they aspire to be.

We are a fully inclusive Secondary School. This means that we do not screen pupils on academic ability prior to their admittance. Provided a prospective pupil has good behavioural and attendance reports from their previous school and that we are able to offer any additional support necessary for the pupil to fully access the curriculum we offer, including that of adapting to the language of instruction, then if we have space, they will be welcome.

The academic programme we offer in the secondary School is constructed around the English National Curriculum. Whilst the pupils who attend here come from all over the world, this is an English-speaking school and the common language spoken around the campus is English. Barring those focusing on the mastery of a foreign language, the language of instruction in the school is English and all lessons and written work are conducted accordingly.

Academic Curriculum

(For further details on the academic curriculum we offer, please refer to the documents section on the website.)

Key Stage 3

Yrs. 7 – 9

(Typically, pupils aged 11-14)

In Key Stage 3 students are taught all of the Core and Foundation subjects from the English National Curriculum: These are as follows;

  • English/Mathematics/Science/Humanities (History, Geography and Philosophy/Ethics)/Art/ Design Technology/Computing/Information Technology/Music/Physical Education/PSHE/ Drama/ German OR French/ Spanish, Catalan and Sociales (natives) OR Spanish (non-natives)

 

Key Stage 4 – GCSE programme

Yrs. 10 -11:

(typically, pupils aged 14-16)

As is typical in the English curriculum, the onset of Yr 10 sees pupils begin studying for their GCSEs. (General Certificate of secondary Education). These courses run for two academic years culminating in pupils sitting public examinations at the end of Yr 11. Success in these examinations grant pupils their first internationally recognised academic qualifications which gain entry into most educational systems around the world.

While pupils have scope to choose some of their GCSE options, a number of subjects are obligatory. These are known as core subjects and include: Maths, English Language, Science (in varying forms) and Spanish. In addition to the Core subjects, pupils select up to 4 more subjects to study.

Core subjects: English Language/ Mathematics/ Sciences/Spanish / (Catalan (Spanish natives) Physical Education (non-examined)/ PSHE, (non-examined)

Optional subjects: (students take up to four options). Art/Business Studies/Computer Science/ Design Technology/Drama /English Literature/French/Geography/German/History/Information Technology/ Music Photography/ Physical Education

Sixth Form: A Level Programme

Yrs. 12 -13

(Typically, pupils aged between 16-18)

Pupils who have successfully completed their GCEs courses and have achieved the reuired grades are able to advance onto our A Level Programme. These are the typical academic courses that are available in schools and Sixth Form Colleges across the UK.

In the Sixth Form, personal, social and health education, physical education and a thinking skills course in Year 12 are the obligatory complements to each student’s main subjects. The main subjects, leading to GCE ‘A’ level qualifications, are all optional. A Level courses are highly specialised and go into considerable depth. Pupils normally take three or four subjects.

A Level Courses: (availability subject to demand)

Art/Biology/Business Studies/Chemistry/Computer Science/Drama/Economics/English Language/English Literature/French/Geography/German/History/Mathematics OR Mathematics and Further Mathematics/Media Studies/Music Technology/Photography/Physical Education/Physics/Psychology/Spanish

Curriculum Enrichment

At Morna International College we firmly believe that education does not solely take place in the classroom. As a result we offer our pupils an extensive range of activities, clubs and events these serve to broaden both the learning experiences within the academic curriculum and to provide opportunities for the personal and social development of our pupils

There are a variety of such opportunities which pupils in the secondary school are able to access and which form part of the overall school curriculum.

These include the following:

  • Participation in fund-raising events and collaboration with external charitable organisations.
  • Opportunities to take on leadership roles via the student council.
  • Participation in internal competitions such as a chess or tennis.
  • Participation in external competitions such as debating (European Youth Parliament) or subject-specific competitions such as online mathematics contests.
  • Opportunities to participate in theatre productions or concerts.
  • Extended project work which may be subject-specific or cross-curricular.
  • Specific group problem-solving activities for gifted and talented students.
  • Access to the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme (see below).

Duke of Edinburgh Award:

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It aims to develop pupils ‘experiences outside of an academic setting, inspire them to exceed their expectations, try new activities and maintain a high level of persistence.

Pupils in Year 10 are able to participate in the Bronze Award.

Pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13 who have attained the Bronze Award may then aim for the Silver or Gold Award.

 

 

 

 

Latest News

Last week, 10 staff from Morna gave up their weekend to attend the annual National Association of British Schools in Spain conference in Valencia. As well as including important updates about child protection, safeguarding and educationally related laws, there were also a number of training workshops designed to help teachers improve teaching and learning in schools. These workshops not only benefitted the staff that attended, but the information was also shared with staff throughout our school.
We are always looking to improve at Morna, and we make a major investment in the training and development of our staff each year.
The NABSS conference is one small part of this, but the fact that so many staff were keen to attend, shows their commitment to this process.
Our staff are always looking to do what is best for the students of our school, and this is another example of that.
Have a great weekend.

Bernie Cox (Head Teacher)
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Day 2 of the European Youth Parliament Regional Sessions in Palma de Mallorca.Each of the five committees will be developing their understanding of their topics which include: universal basic income,the right to menstrual products, issues surrounding the demise of pollinators, space technology, fish stocks and the environment.

Committee members will prepare their arguments for tomorrow’s debate in which their motions will be presented,challenged and voted on.
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🌟 Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the Safer Internet Day information workshop! Your commitment to creating a safer online environment for our children is truly commendable. Together, we can empower our kids to navigate the digital world responsibly. 💻🔒 #SaferInternetDay #Parenting #OnlineSafety ...

Ski Trip La Molina 24 - Photos and videos to wrap up last weeks ski trip! Unforgettable memories where students enjoyed the slopes, with added fun, laughter and new found friendships. Apart from skiing, students enjoyed the various activities such as swimming, bowling and disco night. We were amazed by the resilience and determination of our students despite the challenges on the slopes!! A big thank you to all the staff that helped make this trip possible. Looking forward to next years ski adventure.

Julie H & Julie A

#lamolinaresort
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Last week, Y10 students visited the “Parque Natural de las Salinas” with their Spanish teachers. They learned about the sea turtle species which have come to the island to lay their eggs in the last years. Students did a simulation of the nest translocation protocol that is carried out by environment agents and scientists when a turtle trace is found.

Patricia Perez Rojo - Secondary Spanish Teacher
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