O Castro British School celebrates the first graduation of its "Old Boys and Old Girls”

Eleven years after opening our doors, we celebrated the first graduation of Year 13, the equivalent of the second year of bachillerato in the Spanish education system, thus completing all the academic years of the pre-university education stages, from 3 to 18 years of age.

And so O Castro, Vigo, the first British school in Galicia and the only one to offer all educational stages, bids farewell and good luck to its first class of leavers: twenty four students who graduate this year, 2020, with exceptional academic results and, above all, with an education rooted in values such as tenacity, effort, spirit of sacrifice and companionship, very much in evidence these last few months during an intensive period of online education and preparation for university.

Preparing for a global world
At O Castro British School we prepare our students to be global citizens, laying the educational foundations and providing the necessary resources so they can achieve their personal and professional goals. Our students follow the British Curriculum, with teachers with proven experience in international and/or British schools, but we also teach the core subjects of the Spanish Curriculum in Galicia with specialist Spanish teachers.

The prestige of the British educational system is well known worldwide and its academic certifications (IGCSE and A-levels) are possibly the most respected qualifications, allowing access to some of the most prestigious universities in the world, both in Spain, the UK, other European countries and the USA, among others.

A good example of this is our first Leavers’ cohort. Many of them have offers from universities within the top 20 in the UK, including Bristol, Edinburgh, Lancaster, Leeds, Manchester, St. Andrew’s and York; with some considering the USA, Canada and the Netherlands as possible destinations.

Others plan to go to prestigious Spanish universities, as our students have direct access to national universities through an automatic validation system, including the School of Medicine of Santiago de Compostela, Carlos III university, the IEASIDE (also in Madrid) or the Pontifical University of Salamanca, among others.

This is how our first “Old Boys” and “Old Girls” – as alumni are called in the British educational system – celebrated their graduation, a key event in their lives, but also a milestone in the history of our school, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to be a source of inspiration for future generations.

We send our most sincere congratulations to you all! We are very proud of each and every one of you and thank you, our families, for choosing O Castro British School for the education of your children.

13 / 07 / 20