The curriculum

Colegio Hispano Británico Lanzarote

British National Curriculum

In general the school follows the British National Curriculum with Spanish Language being taught from the age of 3, German and Chinese being taught from the age of 6. These languages are continued through to the end of GCSE years. The schools curriculum does not include UK based Geography as this is a syllabus which would not be relevant to many of the students within the school. Instead the school teaches Environmental Management which has a strong world Geography component to it.

Students are expected to take 14 subjects at GCSE level although some students will take up to the equivalent of 17 GCSE Exams depending on their ability. This is far in excess of the 7 to 10 subjects that are normally undertaken in Britain giving our students a much wider background in languages, Information Technology and Sciences than would be expected from a standard school. From 11 years of age the timetable is extended to allow for the extra lesson time.

We believe it is the obligation of a school to give students a solid basic education in all subjects. The school works with two different examining boards which have been chosen for their various merits in different subject areas. The two examining boards are:

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE): This is probably the best recognised UK examining board. It has been working with education institutions around the world for the past 150 years. It provides well recognised high-quality education around the globe and its exams have even been adopted as state exam is some jurisdictions. They offer a broad range of internationally recognised qualifications which are designed to develop successful students worldwide.

Edexcel is the UK´s largest award body offering many types of different academic and vocational qualifications. It was formed by the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels in the UK and the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC). Each year they provide some 8 million exam scrip’s to over 85 countries worldwide.

The school also works in partnership with the Goethe-Institut. The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s worldwide cultural institution. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange. The school is part of the network of GoetheInstituts, language learning centres and provides a range of Goethe-Institut exams.

Finally the Colegio Hispano Británico is a Trinity College London Exam Centre. Trinity are one of the leading international award organizations for English as a second language, established in 1872, delivering exams to over 850,000 candidates in over 60 countries and widely recognized in Spain, the UK and worldwide.









English Literature

English Language

Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)




Environmental Management


Humanities & History




Food & Nutrition

* Foundation / Reception