At King’s College School, Cascais, your child will receive an international education that creates open-minded, creative and dynamic individuals. Students at our school will be encouraged to be creative in their thinking and to give their best. This attitude, combined with the Inspired approach, ensures academic excellence and a rewarding experience for every student. We believe in creating out of the box thinkers, spirited individuals; allowing our students to learn from first-hand experience, not just textbooks. 

Learn Through Play
 

Learn Through Play

The unique Inspired Approach to Early Years combines the learning-through-play philosophy of Reggio Emilia, with additional numeracy and literacy activities to ensure that every young learner gets a head start. From kicking a ball, building with blocks and painting, to singing in a group, our specialised teachers encourage young learners to understand their environment and develop into happy, motivated students. Sometimes it gets messy, but it will always be rewarding and will help students develop socially, mentally and physically.  

Exploration & Evaluation
 

Exploration and Evaluation

In Key Stage 1, we engage a more structured approach to the school day, to embed a deeper learning through reading, writing and mathematics. Students will still be encouraged to explore and play, but they will also be able to articulate and describe their discoveries in words and numbers. 

Communicate and Articulate
 

Communicate and Articulate

As children are naturally curious, in our Primary School, students are encouraged to learn about things that interest them while consolidating their numeracy and literacy skills. Learning how to apply these basic skills to other subject areas, such as Science, Art and History along with embedded technology which is fully integrated into the curriculum.

Deeper Learning
 

Deeper Learning and Results

Students in Years 7 to 9 study the Cambridge International Lower Secondary Curriculum, followed by the Cambridge Upper Secondary International IGCSE programme for Years 10 and 11. IGCSE courses typically offered at both King’s College and other Inspired schools, include English as a First Language, English Literature, English as a Second Language, Geography, History, Global Perspectives, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science, Computer Science, Art & Design, Drama, Music, Mathematics, and Additional Mathematics. Courses will be selected based on student preferences.

Cambridge International IGCSEs

IGCSE’s are the international equivalent of the British curriculum exams taken in the UK at the end of Year 11.   The International IGCSE content is more global in its context and more suited for our international outlook through education. 

A broad range of subjects is on offer at IGCSE to give a curriculum which accentuates personal enquiry and independent study, as well as appealing to the unique strengths and ambitions of each student.

All students study Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at IGCSE. In addition though, students will then also choose from the following complementary subjects: Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, Environmental Management, French, Geography, Global Perspectives, History, Sports Science, Music, Portuguese, French and Spanish.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

In Year 12 and 13 students will study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. This highly reputed course of study has promoted international mindedness as well as intellectual rigour and academic flexibility.

The IB Diploma Programme is designed to meet the educational requirements of students aged between 16 and 18 years. It aims to develop critical and compassionate thinkers who, as learners in the 21st century, are prepared for success at university and life beyond. In order to facilitate lifelong learning, we offer a challenging and balanced two-year curriculum.

The IB Diploma is recognised and welcomed at the top universities across the world, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Princeton and Oxford & Cambridge.


Pastoral Care
 

Learning Languages

At King’s College School, Cascais, we regard foreign language acquisition as being of key importance for internationally-minded children and families. All students will learn a language until Year 6. Students have the choice of studying French, Spanish or Portuguese alongside English. For students wanting to be fluent, there is also a bilingual stream in English and Portuguese through to Year 5.

In addition to opportunities within the curriculum for Portuguese, French and Spanish languages, children can receive additional tutoring after-school in various languages to accelerate their learning of these essential world languages. These extra classes will be delivered by fully qualified teachers.

 

Technology Integration 

At King’s College School, Cascais, students are not only using technology daily, but have access to a variety of tools that match the task at hand and provide them the opportunity to build a deeper understanding of content.

Technology tools (embedded in the curriculum) can extend learning in powerful ways and provide students and teachers with:

  • Access to up-to-date, primary source material and apps 
  • Methods of collecting and recording data 
  • Ways to collaborate with students, teachers and experts around the world 
  • Opportunities for expressing understanding through multimedia 
  • Learning that is relevant and assessment that is authentic 
  • Training for publishing and presenting their new knowledge