12 TO 15 YEARS OLD

SECONDARY CURRICULUM

In secondary school at Hamelin-Laie International School Barcelona, we follow the Spanish National Curriculum with many integrated global contexts, from our international learning environment in Spain. Our students primarily learn in English, but also have opportunities to learn in Spanish and Catalan. We build each child’s personal toolbox with personal and academic skills, sculpting out their individual talents and enriching their social and emotional skills.
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PROJECT-BASED TEAMWORK AND ENQUIRY

Our secondary students engage in collaborative projects that strengthen their teamwork and leadership skills, while encouraging values of cooperation, tolerance, and assertiveness. Through group projects, they bring their ideas together and create solutions.


All our students are enquirers – they learn how to formulate questions or hypotheses that lead to unexpected discoveries. In experimental subjects – technology, biology, physics, and chemistry – they work together in the lab to explore their questions and find solutions. 

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MATHEMATICAL THINKING

Students go through a variety of hands-on learning experiences in mathematical settings that encourage their understanding of concepts – as well as connections to how these ideas, functions, and calculations happen in the world.

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ACTIVE LEARNING

Boosting students’ concentration and intuition, we encourage an active learning approach in class, where all students participate in experiences and thoughtfully engage with the lesson. Students explore different active techniques that help their lessons become more effective and feel more exciting.

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THEATRE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

Another exciting aspect of our secondary school curriculum is our many opportunities to get immersed in theatre and public speaking. These classes improve students’ memory, time management, and organisational skills. They also build their resilience as they persevere through difficulties, express themselves, and build confidence.

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  • SECONDARY SCHOOL

A TYPICAL DAY AT OUR SECONDARY SCHOOL

Whether they’re expressing creativity, getting active on the sports field, or giving back to our community, our students enjoy a great range of learning experiences.
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Taking the lead
Our secondary students love to initiate learning in our community and lead our morning assemblies in English, Spanish, and Catalan. They share their experiences and accomplishments and inform their peers about exciting events to join throughout the week.
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Taking the lead
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Music time!
Who doesn't love music? Many students get to learn to play an instrument of their choice as part of our outstanding music curriculum. This inspires their creativity and self-expression, and it also encourages their exploration of different cultures.
Music time!
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Chilling together
Over a delicious, fresh lunch, our students come together and relax in our dedicated secondary ‘chill-out lounge’. They catch up with friends and get refuelled for a busy afternoon of learning – filled with projects that boost their teamwork and collaboration skills.
Chilling together
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Inventing the future
Stepping into specialised STEAM challenges set by MIT experts, our students apply their creativity and problem-solving skills throughout the school year. They might reflect on conditions for life in outer space or investigate the brain’s chemistry through neuroscience!
Inventing the future
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Inspired minds
Special guests and authors regularly come into school to lead talks and workshops that inspire our students to pursue their passions. Each year, during Open Mind week, parents and community members also speak about their careers and experiences.
Inspired minds
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Create change
Our student-initiated clubs, like HeforShe Club and Immediate Change Club, are making the world a better place, one step at a time. They shape our welcoming, open-minded community and nourish a sense of agency in every student.
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CREATE YOUR FUTURE AS A GLOBAL CITIZEN

Among our international community of over 45 nationalities learning English, Spanish, and Catalan, we’ll inspire your child to have an open-minded worldview and to make their mark in our globalised world – whatever they choose to be or do in life.

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