An Introduction to Secondary and 6th Form
Welcome to the Secondary section of The Edron website. This website provides you with information about our facilities and curriculum. Our experienced and qualified teachers aim to provide your children with the best of British and Mexican education. In Secondary we educate children from 11 to 18 years old. This area of the school is split in to 3 distinct stages. Key Stage 3, IGCSE and IB. In the table below you can see the distinct stages and their relation to the Mexican education system.
|Stage||British Year Group
||Mexican Year Group|
|Key stage 3||Year 7||6 Primaria|
|Key stage 3||Year 8||1 Secundaria|
|Key stage 3||Year 9||2 Secundaria|
|IGCSE||Year 10||3 Secundaria|
|IGCSE||Year 11||1 Preparatoria|
|IB (6th Form)||Year 12||2 Preparatoria|
|IB (6th Form)||Year 13||3 Preparatoria|
Key Stage 3 is a time where students study a range of subjects from the British National Curriculum and the Mexican SEP Curriculum. At IGCSE they study core subjects such as Maths, Science, English and Spanish plus elective subjects ranging from Music, Drama and Art to Economics, Sociology or French. There is an element of choice which allows for deeper study in to specific academic areas.
The IGCSE programme culminates in Year 11 with a series of exams, and students must pass at least 5 IGCSEs to be admitted in to the IB programme. Each year students nervously await their results in mid-August and our current pass rate for 5 IGCSEs is at 95%.
The Bilingual IB Diploma is an academically challenging programme that is fantastic preparation for University entrance. Our students must take 6 subjects including English, Spanish, a social science, natural science, maths and a further elective subject. Students must also complete a 4000 word essay on a topic of their choice plus make an oral presentation and a 1600 word essay on Theory of Knowledge.
The pass rate for the IB Diploma at Edron is 96% compared to a worldwide average of 78%. Our students go on to a variety of excellent universities in both Mexico and abroad.
Academic achievement is of course important but we also aim to ensure the children become independent learners who are true to the schools values of Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Honesty, Positive Attitude and Trust.
We have a strong pastoral system that has vertical tutor groups, mentoring, a student council and anti-bullying committee. We have a house system with regular competitions amongst the 3 houses of Balmoral, Windsor and Sandringham named after the Queen's Castles.