The British College of Gavà

February 9, 2022 | Catalonia, Catalonia Education, Schools Catalonia

British College of Gava

The British College of Gavà: offering the IBDP and IBCP

The British College of Gavà (BGC), situated in Gavà Mar, near Castelldefels, 20 minutes from Barcelona city, is a leading international school providing first class education in a green and friendly environment. Over the last year BCG has been going through some significant changes. In particular, they have opened up a fantastic new secondary building, embedded Education for Sustainable Development into the schools DNA and introduced wellbeing and meditation into the curriculum. The British College of Gava now has IB World School status and children are encouraged to become empathetic, confident global citizens.

At BCG their mission is to foster an exciting, meaningful and lifelong passion for learning and academic curiosity. The BCG community is dedicated to providing students with every opportunity to fulfil their potential through the taught curriculum and in extra and co-curricular activities. All children at BCG are heard, noticed and given the opportunity to shine. A strong academic culture permeates throughout the school: students appreciate the opportunities they have and take responsibility for their own learning.

BCG integrates students of more than 25 nationalities, who learn English, Spanish, French and Catalan from the first day with native teachers. The school firmly believes in a holistic, balanced and broad education for sustainable development which is further enhanced by the privileged learning environment. Sustainability, cultural cooperation and respectful, lasting and rewarding relationships are placed at the centre of their educational philosophy and approach. Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking are highly valued both inside and outside the classroom.

International Baccalaureate Programmes at BCG

In Years 12 & 13 all students at BCG will experience an IB education, fostering international mindedness and intercultural understanding whilst encouraging students to become active, curious and reflective learners.

In response to a rapidly changing world, BCG offers two highly respected IB Pathways to fulfil all of our students’ needs.

The IB Diploma Programme  (IBDP) is a rigorous and broad programme of study for students from 16 to 18 years of age. It is respected by leading Universities throughout the world and is a benchmark for excellence in education. The Diploma Programme curriculum allows students to thrive holistically and develop excellent breadth and depth of knowledge.

NEW – IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) with a Business Pathway

This is a great opportunity for students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to embark on a business-related career while developing lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement. Students take three IB subject courses, complete the IBCP core and study seven modules with the EU Business School, both online and at their campus in Barcelona.

NEW – IBCP option Career-related Programme in Sustainability

BCG has launched new International Baccalaureate® Career-related Programmes in Sustainability with specialisation in the fields of fashion, tourism, hospitality, nature conservation, finance and digitalisation.

By partnering up with the well-known Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) in Switzerland, this Barcelona-based school has become the only school in Spain offering sustainability pathways as part of the IBCP. The goal is that young people can get started on an exciting professional pathway today by acquiring specific knowledge in their field of interest so that they are ready to shape our world tomorrow.

“We are very excited to broaden our pre-university academic programme with such an inspiring selection of pathways. At BCG we believe that each individual student, whatever their background, deserves a programme of study tailored to their interests and academic needs”, Rachel Fenton, IB Programmes Coordinator at the school.


Language of instruction: English
Other languages: Spanish, Catalan, French

For information concerning fees & admissions visit the school’s website here

Read an interview with Principle Mr Simon Mower on MumAbroad Life

See our list of 50+ international schools in Catalonia

Contact Details:

C/Josep Lluís Sert, 32, 08850 Gavà
+34 93 277 78 99

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