BCA provides a vibrant, caring and nurturing environment to develop our students into engaged learners, empathetic citizens and ethical advocates. We provide a student-centred and values-driven education which cultivates the joy of learning, builds character, instills values and encourages entrepreneurial spirit.

Year 12 opening September 2023


Students who join us from our Primary School or from other schools can expect to have a challenging, fun, safe and creative experience. We pride ourselves on high expectations for our students and our staff and make sure we help each individual grow throughout their time at BCA.

Secondary is made up of seven year groups, arranged into the final three stages of the British system:

Year Group Key Stage US/international equivalent Age at beginning of school year Curriculum follows:
Year 7 KEY STAGE 3 Middle School 10/11 English National Curriculum
Year 8 11/12
Year 9 12/13
Year 10 KEY STAGE 4 High School 13/14 International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) courses
Year 11 14/15  
Year 12 SIXTH FORM 15/16 Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Year 13 16/17  

In the Secondary School, students move onto a secondary style timetable, still following the English National Curriculum, but now having specialist subject teachers. All learning is aligned with the BCA approach to High Quality Learning, preparing students thoroughly for their IGCSE examinations at the end of Year 11.

Once your child has finished Year 11 at The British College of Andorra, it will be time for them to start the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme through Years 12 and 13, for which we are currently a Candidate School. This programme is recognised throughout the world and reinforces our students’ becoming global citizens, with the skills to study at world renowned universities.

All our teachers are fully qualified experts in their subjects with a strongly developed pedagogy aligned with our definition of High Quality Learning. In addition to their dedicated teaching, teachers also work with students to support them with the next steps in their academic journey.


The qualifications we offer at BCA are recognised around the world, but we want our students to leave the school with much more than just exam qualifications. Complementing this depth of knowledge, at BCA we aim to have students who develop a wide range of skills and attributes, especially:

communication skills

Inquisitiveness

appreciation of diversity

ability to solve problems

sense of responsibility

commitment to sustainability

tenacity

courage

self-awareness

people

team-working skills

inventiveness

compassion

A large part of becoming a global citizen is developing a wide range of languages and developing the ability to communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds and cultures. Our students study English, Spanish, Catalan and French. These language lessons are fully differentiated to enable our students to fully engage in the course, reaching their full potential, no matter their starting point or mother tongue.

Careers Education and Higher Education preparation

In Years 10 and 11, in tutor time, PSHE and assemblies, students investigate the world of work, identifying personal interests, preferences, motivations, abilities, and talents that influence career choice and success.

Unifrog is an exceptionally useful online platform which all of our Secondary students have access to. Here they can learn how to research different careers and university courses around the world. In Years 12 and 13, applying to university and other educational programmes is an exciting experience that gives students the chance to further examine who they are, what they value, and what direction they would like to take.

The Unifrog platform also guides students through the university application process and writing of personal statements etc. All students have a personal tutor and we have specialist knowledge of entrance to UK, US and Spanish universities as well as many others around the world. We understand our students could want to apply anywhere and we are committed to fully supporting them throughout the process.