Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the school hours?
9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
2. How many students are there at Cambridge House?
We currently have 1,700 students.
3. How many students are there in each class?
An average of 28 students per class and four classes per academic year.
4. What is the percentage of international students?
94% of our students are Spanish and 6% are foreigners from all continents.
5. What educational system does the school follow?
The English National Curriculum. In addition, the following subjects from the Spanish curriculum are taught: Spanish language and literature, Valencian language, Social Sciences. From year 5 to year 11 Geography and History are also taught in Spanish. For more information on the equivalences between the British and Spanish curricula, please click here.
6. Are the teachers British?
The highly qualified teaching staff are 94% native English speakers. All teachers teaching the English National Curriculum are qualified teachers with teaching experience in this curriculum. Those teaching the Spanish curriculum are qualified Spanish teachers.
7. Will my child learn Spanish at Cambridge House?
All students at Cambridge House study Spanish. From Reception all students are introduced to reading and writing in Spanish.
8. What other languages are available?
As a British school, English is the school’s vehicular language, although Spanish and Valencian are also taught (during Primary and Secondary), and French from Year 7 (Primary 6). Both Italian and German are taught as an optional subject from year 10 (3 of ESO), as part of the curriculum approved by the Valencian government’s Department of Education. Chinese is offered as an extracurricular activity.
9. Is religious studies part of the curriculum?
Cambridge House is a secular school. As a British school we introduce our pupils to the cultures of the world, teaching them their values through PSHE (personal social and health education).
10. What sports are available?
The school has an indoor sports centre, football and basketball courts, indoor gymnasium and a spectacular outdoor sports machine area on the roof of the Secondary building, encouraging a wide range of sporting activities, including football, basketball, rugby, skating, tennis, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, modern dance and ballet, among others.
11. What exams do students take at the school?
IGCSE in Year 11, As in Year 12 and A-Levels in Year 13. In addition to the A-level exams in Year 13, the Spanish university entrance exams (PCE specific part) are taken.
12. Where do students go at the end of their studies at Cambridge House?
Students who complete their education at Cambridge House Community College go on to universities all over the world, from prestigious British universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and LSE, to Spanish universities (both public and private), or continue their higher education in other parts of the world, such as the USA or Holland.
13. Is it possible to study for just one term at Cambridge House?
Yes, it is possible.
14. How do new international students adjust to the school?
Our school community is very welcoming to newcomers. The pastoral team ensure that there are always “buddies” to help newcomers from the very beginning. This may also depend on the attitude of the new student and how he or she wants to make new friends and integrate with the others.
15. How do I apply for a place for my child?
The first step in the admissions process is to submit an application form which can be downloaded from our website or by contacting the admissions department. Admissions procedures vary slightly depending on the age of the candidate (please refer to the admissions section).
Primary and Secondary students must take a non-graded English / maths and science level test, which will allow us to assess whether the student needs any learning support. School marks from the two years prior to entry are also taken into consideration.
16. How do I gain access to university if I study at Cambridge House?
Our students have the possibility of accessing universities all over the world depending on the academic results achieved in secondary and sixth form, more specifically with the Year 11 and Year 13 formal examinations.
At the end of Year 11 (4th year of ESO) our students sit the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), the official tests in the British secondary curriculum. At the end of Year 13 (equivalent to the 2nd Baccalaureate) they sit the A-Level (Advanced Level) examinations. The results of both tests are key to university entrance.