EBAU Reinforcement project (selectivity)

Reinforcement project and special EBAU support (selectivity) for our students in their last stage of pre-university study

Our school recognises the fact that many Novaschool Sunland students want to continue their studies in a UK or International University around the world. However, we also concerned when it comes to opening the possibility for our students to study, if they choose, at a Spanish university.

Certainly, we cannot ignore the fact that there is a wide variety of university degrees in Spain that require very high grades to access them. Being aware of this, at Novaschool Sunland we have consolidated an internal project that will allow our students, who are determined to study careers such as: Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing, INEF, etc., to achieve it.

How can they do it? By giving all our Year 13 students, who are interested in advanced study, the possibility of reinforcing subjects that are required in the ‘specific’ phase.

For this reason, we launched the ‘EBAU’ project (previously PAU) in 2017 and we continue to expand on its development for this new 2018/2019 academic year.

This internal project is based on the fact that our Year 13 students continue to study their Cambridge A Level subjects, and in parallel with this we create a personalised reinforcement programme for the ‘specific’ subjects students need for the EBAU test, in its specific phase, since the common phase is achieved through a validation process regulated and highly rated by the Ministry of Education in Spain.

Novaschool Sunland has expert teachers, both from Novaschool Sunland itself and from its sister school Novaschool Añoreta, who will come to our school every week and teach our students. Therefore, Novaschool Sunland will be able to offer, with guarantees of success, the following ‘specific’ subjects of the 2nd year of ‘Bachillerato’ Spanish curriculum:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Business Economics
  • History of art
  • Geography
  • Universal Literature

Without a doubt, this internal project allows Novaschool Sunland International to be unique, striving to provide the two possible academic routes for our students, and the ‘EBAU’ project of Sunland is the ideal catapult to achieve this goal every year.

 

 


2018 Benchmarking Success

You can now access the Benchmarking statistics that make a comparison involving Novaschool Sunland International pass rates for IGCSE, AS and A Level subjects vs. Other CIE (Cambridge International Examination) Schools in the UK and the rest of the world (more than 10,000 schools in over 160 countries worldwide).

Please click here BENCHMARKING_ENG_ESP_IGCSE_AS_ALEVEL 2018 to view the results.


‘Rolling Romeo and Hey Juliet’

Ms. Evans, Miss Ute and Miss Baker announced this year’s production of ‘Rolling Romeo and Hey Juliet’.

Using the original Shakespeare script but setting it in the 1960s with all the music from The Rolling Stones for Romeo and the Montagues and The Beatles for Juliet and the Capulets.

I think this year will be the best show ever!


Novaschool Sunland: Certificate of Quality and Environmental Management Certificate

There is no better way for me to end this school year than to share some fantastic news with you. Novaschool Sunland had been awarded a Certificate of Quality (UNE-EN ISO 9001) and Environmental Management Certificate (UNE-EN ISO 14001) delivered by AENOR (the organisation responsible for developing the regulations regarding standardisation in Spain).

In 2015 the management team proposed the implementation necessary for this accreditation and have been pursuing this goal ever since. In January of 2017 we started this journey, all members of Novaschool Sunland worked towards a same objective: to implement in all areas (school office, teaching, canteen, transport, extracurricular activities, maintenance, communications, …) our quality and environmental management systems. In March 2018, the school was inspected by AENOR and was subsequently awarded the Certificates of Quality ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 which are recognised throughout the world.

This could not have been achieved without the hard work of the whole Novaschool Sunland community. Now we have achieved our objectives, we will continue to work on the requirements established by our quality management system.

The Novaschool community’s objective has always been to provide our students with the best quality education. Our members follow the guidelines of quality and environmental management systems to ensure a high academic standard and the best learning environment in the Novaschool centres.


100 Years War

Year 6 have been studying the 100 Years War between England and France during the 14th and 15th Centuries. As an end to the unit they had to make weapons and shields representing that period, as part of a project. The weapons and shields were then presented in class and finally, used in a mock battle of Agincourt. The students really enjoyed the battle and obviously, the English won.

 

 

 


RIO GRANDE

‘Recently, Year 6 visited a local stretch of the Rio Grande to conduct experiments involving Geography, Science, Maths and English. They measured the depth, width and speed of flow of the water in different locations and compared results to determine whether the flow was affected in any way by the depth and width. Thankfully, the weather was kind and, as well as carrying out their tasks effectively, the group were able to enjoy a wonderful day out in our nearby countryside.’

 

 


Ms. Evans qualifies as a NABSS Inspector

Novaschool Sunland International is proud to announce that our Principal Ms. Evans is now a fully qualified official NABSS Inspector.

After receiving the training in Madrid, Ms. Evans successfully passed all of the examinations that give her authorisation to inspect any British schools in Spain (Foundation, Primary and Secondary).

 

Ms. Evans commented, ‘ I feel very proud of this achievement, it was certainly difficult. I am ready to take Novaschool Sunland International to the next level’.

 


Collaboration with Collins Publishers

Novaschool Sunland International is proud to announce that our Principal Ms. Evans has collaborated with Collins Publishers to help produce the textbook, ‘Cambridge IGCSE Literature in English’, which has also been endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education for full syllabus coverage. Today was a proud moment as she received her copy of the textbook.

In addition to this, Ms. Evans is currently working on the Advanced Level textbook for Literature in English, hopefully this will be published next year.

 


Ecology Club

The members of our Ecology Club have visited each secondary school class to explain the importance of recycling and to teach their classmates  about the colours of the different recycling containers.

The Ecology Club aims to raise awareness of the importance of the environment by carrying out small actions to help preserve Nature.Our students are also preparing a logo, that they can identify with, that defines the values of the club. They also take care of their organic vegetable garden on a weekly basis.

Ecology club


Novaschool Sunland, among the best schools in Spain

It is with great pride and joy that I am sharing some fabulous news with you today: Novaschool Sunland International has been selected as one of the best international schools in Spain, as published by the newspaper EL MUNDO in its list of the 100 BEST SCHOOLS. Our teachers and staff’s dedication and the hard work of our students has been rewarded and led us to be listed as one of the best schools in Spain along with Novaschool Añoreta that has been listed for the last four years. Congratulations to the Novaschool family and let’s keep up the good work to remain at the top!

Click here to view the ranking