Upper School

Welcome to the American School of Bilbao (ASB) Upper School.

ASB is a happy school, where strong relationships exist between students who are eager to learn, and teachers who are motivated and skilled to make this happen. Evidence of our success can be found in our Cambridge IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) examination results.

The secondary school begins in grade 7 and prepares students for the Cambridge IGCSE examinations, which they take at the end of grade 10.

ASB can proudly boast that students from our school have been awarded the ´Best in Spain´ Cambridge IGCSE examination score for Math, 2014 and English, 2015.

During their grade 10 year, a comprehensive system of advice and counselling takes place, so that our students are well-equipped for the choices they will make, in preparation for the challenge of the IBDP in grade 11 & 12. The assessment of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme includes an Extended Essay (EE) Internal Assessment (IA) and final examinations at the end of grade 12.

The IBDP is a new addition to the curriculum at ASB where the first cohort completed the course in the summer of 2015. The results of these examination represent a pass rate in excess of 90% and an individual point’s score above the international average.

This is a wonderful achievement for our small school and further qualifies us as a progressive and ambition environment.

ASB students are accepted by the best universities locally and internationally.

Our student body, predominantly Spanish in origin, is diverse and internationally minded. English is the language of tuition. We are privileged to have an experienced, highly qualified and largely English speaking teaching staff.

Mid-term and end of term reports are issued to provide parents with regular updates on their child´s progress and parent-teacher consultations are scheduled twice a year.

Beyond the classroom, we aim to provide enhanced learning opportunities. Our students participate in International activities, such as Model United Nations (MUN) Young Enterprise (YES) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). Each of these are designed to provide opportunities for our students to develop skills, understanding and compassion for the challenges of the 21st century.

ASB has strong support systems, where all students have a homeroom (class) teacher who accepts responsibility for the general welfare of the children in their homeroom class. Educational and emotional support is further provided by our qualified SEN and support councilor.

I look forward to welcoming you to our friendly and ambitious school.

Regards

Upper School Principal


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 Upper School Academic Program

Grade 6
Language Arts
Mathemathics
Physical Education
Lengua Española
Euskera
French
Music
Science
Social Studies
Grade 7
-English
-Mathemathics
-Social Studies
-General Science
-Lengua Española y Literatura/Spanish as a Second Language
-Ciencias Sociales
-French A or French B
-Euskera
-Physical Education
-Music
Grade 8
-English
-Mathemathics
-Social Studies
-General Science
-Lengua Española y Literatura/Spanish as a Second Language
-Ciencias Sociales
-French A or French B
-Euskera
-Physical Education
-Music
Grade 9
-English
-Mathemathics
-Social Studies
-General Science
-Lengua Española y Literatura / Spanish as a Second Language
-Ciencias Sociales
-French A or French B
-Euskera
-Physical Education
-Art
Grade 10
-English
-Mathemathics
-Social Studies
-General Science
-Lengua Española y Literatura / Spanish as a Second Language
-Ciencias Sociales
-French A or French B
-Euskera
-Physical Education
-Art
Grade 11
-TOK
-CAS
-Spanish A, (Standard/Higher Lever)
-English A / English B, (Standard / Higher Level)
-History / Business & Management, (Standard / Higher Level)
-Physics / Biology, (Standard / Higher Level)
-Maths Standard Level / Maths Higher Level / Maths Studies
-Visual Arts / Chemistry, (Standard / Higher Level)
-Psychology (Standard/Higher Lever)
Electives:
-Fase específica: Física
-Fase específica: Dibujo Técnico
Grade 12
-TOK
-CAS
-Spanish A, (Standard/Higher Lever)
-English A / English B, (Standard / Higher Level)
-History / Business & Management, (Standard / Higher Level)
-Physics / Biology, (Standard / Higher Level)
-Mathemathics Standard Level / Mathematics Higher Level
-Visual Arts / Chemistry, (Standard / Higher Level)
Electives:
-Fase específica: Física
-Fase específica: Dibujo Técnico