Secondary School at Almancil
Our international Secondary School programme encourages initiative and supports individualised academic growth to help students build character, confidence, and cross-cultural sensitivity.
What makes Almancil Secondary School unique?
We set rigorous academic standards using cutting-edge research to ensure effective learning in every classroom.
Here’s how we will encourage your child to be the best they can be:
- Classes are taught by passionate, qualified subject specialists
- The breadth and depth of our curriculum are unmatched across the Algarve
- Almancil students discover what success means to them
- Excellent pastoral provision underpins the wellbeing and success of our pupils.
- We offer a structured programme of outdoor education, building character so our students manage failure with tenacity and resilience.
- Students gain unique and invaluable opportunities for international cooperation and collaboration.
We offer the English National Curriculum culminating in GCSEs in Year 11 and then the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in Years 12 and 13, combining the best of British pedagogy with rigorous curricula that provides international perspectives and values.
|Year 7||Year 8A||Year 8B||Year 9|
|Design & Technology||Geography||Geography||History|
|Maths||Global Perspectives||English||Design & Technology|
|French/Portuguese||English||Design & Technology||Science|
|Design & Technology||Geography|
We assess progress and achievement using internationally-benchmarked assessments at key educational stages and communicate regularly with parents about how their children are doing educationally, their weaknesses and strengths, and their wellbeing.
All students from Year 5 to Year 9 will sit an end-of-year examination in June. During this period, students will have a specific timetable. The week before the exams, students will have lessons for exam preparation, and homework will be revision.
Reports provide relevant information concerning students’ academic progress and are issued three times a year. Each report contains attainment and effort grades.
Parents are invited to meet their children’s teachers and form teachers to discuss the progress of their children three times a year: after the first half-term, as well as after reports are published in Terms 1 and 2.
Parents can also contact teachers anytime to meet about their child’s progress.
Our purpose-built school is in its third development phase, allowing us to enrol our first Year 10s from September 2023 and offer full Middle School provision for students up to age 15 from 2023.
Our goal remains to provide an exceptional international education with a global perspective, high standards, and a safe, welcoming, and happy environment.