EDUCATIONAL OFFER IES BISBE BERENGUER IES BISBE BERENGUER offers two types of studies: - ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education): 4 Years, students from 12 to 16 years -Batxillerat (Post-compulsory Secondary) 2 years, students from 16 to 18 years. The distribution of our students is as follows: YEAR YEAR ESO ESO ESO ESO ESO ESO ESO BTX BTX BTX BTX TOTAL ESO: 355TOTAL ESO: 352 TOTAL BTX: 69TOTAL BTX: 81 TOTAL: 424TOTAL : 433
ORGANIZATION OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN SPAIN (CATALONIA) -Students who succeed in the 4th year ESO get a diploma of Secondary Education. This diploma is required for: –Batxillerat studies (16 to 18) (at our school) –Intermediate Vocational Studies (outside our school) - Students who do not get their diploma can: Repeat the following year They leave school and theoretically find a non-qualified work (the legal age for starting work is 16) Attend a Program for Professional Qualification (PQPI): Learning a profession in a year.
STUDENTS WHO GET THEIR ESO DIPLOMA: Students continue at our school to do their Batxillerat in order to –Attend university. (Those who successfully have completed all subjects must sit for an entrance examination to enter university) –Upper Vocational Training. In this case there is no entrance examination. (CFGS). For students who are not much interested in continue studying at university and want to start working the soonest possible there is a wide selection of Intermediate Vocational Training Studies (2 years)
WORKING WORLD UNIVERSITY CFGS Senior Level Vocational Training BATXILLERAT Non-compulsory upper secondary education CFGM Intermediate level Vocational training ESO Compulsory secondary education PQPI Learning a profession Primary schooling 6-12 Pre-primary schooling 3-6 Kindergarten 0-3 test Test PAU University-entrance exam EDUCATION SYSTEM IN SPAIN (CATALONIA)
STUDIES GUIDANCE IES Bisbe Berenguer is responsible for the orientation which is carried out during the 4th year ESO as well as 2nd Batxillerat. 4th Year ESO students must decide: - Whether they want to continue studying or not - If they do, then they have to choose between Batxillerat or Vocational Training. - If they choose Vocational Training they have to choose the branch. - If they do Batxillerat they have to choose among three branches: - Sciences & Engineering - Humanities and Social Sciences - Art (This is not offered by our school) 2nd Year Batxillerat students have must decide between University and Upper Vocational Training and the type of studies they offer. 4th ESO and 2nd BTX students have one tutorial hour weekly mainly to discuss about professional & studies orientation among other matters.
ESO 4 GUIDANCE The main objective of our guidance programme is for each one to have a better self-knowledge and think about their future. They are informed about all the possibilities within the Spanish educational system for them to make a decision. In this process the following are involved: - students - parents - tutors - Psycho pedagogue of our school (his job is to coordinate and advise everybody )
ACTIVITIES in ESO 4 Meeting at the beginning of the year to inform parents One hour weekly during the year to discuss different matters regarding their future studies. 30 hour optional subject “Entrance the World of Work” Personal interview with each student and parents where the Holland questionnaire is analyzed, also their academic performance, expectations and other aspects which can serve as orientation. All records regarding orientation as well as the final decision of the students are delivered to all the teachers and board of directors. School is also responsible to take students to: –Educational and Vocational Fair where they can get direct information from all schools and universities (State and Private). This Fair is held end of March-beginning April –They also visit some secondary schools offering Intermediate Vocational Training. (our school does not have this offer)
BATX 1 STUDENTS DISTRIBUTION ACCORDING TO BRANCH CHOSEN BRANCHES Science & Engineering Humanities/Social Science TOTAL483349
BATX 2 UPPER LEVEL STUDIES GUIDANCE The aim is basically to give information. The tutor and coordinator inform them about - University Studies - Upper Grade Vocational Training - Open-door day at Universities Our psycho pedagogue sees about any request related to the possibilities of changing from one branch to another, or about leaving batxillerat to do Intermediate Vocational Training. Our students can get this information via internet with support paper.
RESULTS BTX Total Students Science & Engineering1013 Diploma 7 (70%)10 (76,9%) Humanities & social Science Diploma 5 (62,5%)13 (72,2%) Total Diplomas12 (66,6%)23 (74,2%) University Exam11 (91,6%)19 (82,6%) Pass University Exam11 (100%)17 (89,5%)
TO ENTER UNIVERSITY To enter university, students must sit for an entrance examination. All Catalan students take the exams the same 3 days in June and same test order. The final mark is the result of an average between the Batxillerat (60%) and the university exam (40%) provided that students get 4 out of 10 in their university exam. On top of it, each Faculty has its own “minimum mark”, it depends on the demand. For example, to enter the Faculty of Medicine or Journalism students have to get a high mark, while to enter Physics or some kind of Engineering as well as most Humanities Faculties a “5” is enough.
UNIVERSITIES IN BARCELONA Barcelona has four public universities and some private. Public universities are: - Universitat de Barcelona (UB). - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Usually our students enter one of these four universities. If they have not got enough mark they can enter other universities in Catalonia (Tarragona –URV-, Lleida –UdL-, Girona –UdG-).
GRANTS In contrast to secondary studies, which are free of charge in public schools, university is not. The cost (this year 08-09, is of €10,60 to €15,40€ per credit) it depends on the experimental activities involved in the studies. A full year costs between €700 and €1200. Students can get information on grants or loans in a specific web site (Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca): ategoria=universitaris They can also find this information on the Spanish Ministry for Education:
STUDIES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES Our students do not have in mind to study in a foreign country; however they are very much interested in getting in an ERASMUS programme.
FOREIGN STUDENTS IN CATALONIA Catalan universities receive more and more foreign students every year, particularly from EU countries. These students can get information on the web site. “Study at Catalan universities” All university web sites inform about studies, language classes, grants and accommodation (all are shown in English)