King’s College Murcia – A British Education in Spain

April 15, 2024 | Blog, Education

King’s College Murcia offers an excellent British education in southeastern Spain. The school is set within an impressive campus, located on the La Torre Golf Resort. 

King’s College Murcia is also the only school in the region to offer the IB Diploma in English, and all of their teachers are native speakers and UK trained. Here the school gave MumAbroad an insight into their rigorous academic approach and what makes them so unique in the Murcia region.


King’s College Murcia – An IB World School

King’s College Murcia was ranked as the 4th Best School in Spain by Forbes magazine. What makes the school stand out at such a high level?

Our school stands out for several reasons:

High Academic Standards: As a British international IB World School we maintain rigorous academic standards, ensuring that students receive a challenging and comprehensive education.

Global Perspective: We offer the IB Diploma Programme alongside our UK curriculum, which promotes a global perspective and encourages students to become well-rounded, culturally aware individuals.

 

A British Education in Spain

 

Multicultural Environment: Students at KCM come from diverse cultural backgrounds, fostering an inclusive and enriching learning environment that prepares them for a globalised world.

Focus on Critical Thinking and Inquiry-Based Learning: The IB curriculum emphasises critical thinking, inquiry-based learning, and independent research skills, preparing our students to think critically and analytically across various disciplines.

Emphasis on Creativity and Innovation: We prioritise creativity and innovation, encouraging students to think outside the box and develop unique solutions to complex problems.

Language Proficiency: We offer lots of opportunities for our students to gain proficiency in English and become multilingual. We also offer the Spanish curriculum supporting our native and near-native Spanish speakers to become proficient in their mother tongue.

Holistic Education: KCM emphasises holistic education, focusing on the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of students, thereby nurturing well-rounded individuals.

Global Recognition and University Placement: The IB diploma is widely recognised by universities worldwide, providing students with opportunities for higher education both in the UK and internationally.

 

 

Extracurricular Opportunities: Our school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, community service, and leadership opportunities, allowing students to explore their interests and talents beyond the classroom.

Strong Community and Support Network: We are extremely lucky to be a part of a global network of Inspired Schools and as such we foster a strong sense of community and provide comprehensive support services to students, ensuring their well-being and success academically and personally.

How many nationalities are represented within the school community? Is there a majority of British students?

Currently we have 59% Spanish students, 15% UK nationals and 4% Russian and Ukrainian students and 1% of other nationalities.

What are the main benefits of studying the English National Curriculum?

 

 

The English National Curriculum provides a number of benefits, it provides a structured framework for learning ensuring students progress through a well defined series of topics and skills. It is a consistent approach to education regardless of location or school as it is a national curriculum. The English National Curriculum has world wide recognised standards which can be advantageous for students who transfer and move between countries. It is a curriculum designed to prepare students for standardised assessments and examinations.

What is a typical day like in the life of a student at King’s College Murcia?

We have children from 18 months to 18 years, so a day in the life of a student will vary according to their age. School starts 09:10 and finishes at 16:30. Students have break times and older students have study time in our state-of-the-art Diploma Centre.

What role does technology play in the teaching and learning process at the school?

 

 

All students at our school are encouraged to find a balance between screen time and other pleasurable activities. Every child has a Chromebook from Year 6 upwards and access to Inspired Artificial Intelligence which supports learning by personalising learning. Students use AI technology to study, revise for exams and complete homework.

Our students also have access to the Inspired Global Student Platform which enables them and their parents to access their class based learning and cycle test grades. They have lessons in computing, clubs for coding and a wide range of technology to support reading and all areas of the curriculum. Children younger than year 6 have access to Ipads and a range of technology to support their learning.

What kinds of trips and extracurricular activities do you offer?

 

 

We offer a range of extra curricular activities including, football, trampolining, basketball, art, cooking and debating. We also have lunchtime clubs, debate opportunities and a number of book clubs for all ages.

Does the school maintain close ties with other King’s group schools in Spain and abroad?

The school maintains very close links with the other King’s schools not just in Spain but also in Portugal and the Bahamas. We are also part of the global Inspired Network of over 100 schools.

What support is available for students applying to university?

We have university counselling provided by our Head of Sixth Form and Head of Spanish. We have visits from and to Universities and also use UNIFROG.

How would you describe King’s College Murcia in one sentence?

An exciting, innovative school which has a family feel and high expectations.


Find more information about King’s College Murcia, including annual fees and the admissions process on the school website.

Read more about the other King’s College Schools located in Spain including King’s College Alicante, the King’s Infant School and King’s College La Moraleja in Madrid.

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