Falkland Islands Government
About Falkland Islands Government
The Falkland Islands Community School is a fully inclusive comprehensive school which caters for boys and girls of all abilities between the ages of 11 and 16 as well as providing a resource for the community as a whole. In addition to general classrooms there are two Science Laboratories, a Music Room with three practice rooms and specially designed and equipped rooms for Art, Information Communication Technology, Design Technology, Food Technology and Textiles.
The Community School incorporates the Community Library and exists alongside the Leisure Centre, which is managed separately. The Leisure Centre includes a 25 metre Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, a Squash court and a Cardio-Vascular suite as well as outdoor facilities for football and athletics. The library is well stocked with books divided equally between fiction and non-fiction as well as a varied selection of videos and CD ROMs.
Years 7 to 9
Students transfer from IJS/Camp to the Community School at the start of the academic year in September. On entering the school, students are placed in two mixed ability groups. Setting in English and Mathematics is organised at a later date. Group numbers are smaller than in the UK but currently the largest class size is 21.
The curriculum followed is broadly similar to the National Curriculum studied by pupils in England but the content of the Programmes of Study has been adapted, where appropriate, to take account of the unique opportunities presented by the history and environment of the Falkland Islands. Spanish is taken by all Key Stage 3 pupils.
Years 10 and 11
A full range of curriculum subjects is offered as GCSE examination choices for pupils in Key Stage 4. Core subjects are: English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, PE, PSHE and PDC (Personal Development Curriculum). The remaining subjects offered are preferences, but the curriculum has been broadened to include some vocation GCSEs such as Catering, Health and Social Care and PE Studies.
All students continue to benefit from PSHE courses which include a Falkland Islands citizenship dimension. The community services such as the police, social services and health services input at appropriate times during the course.
Candidates are entered for GCSE examinations set by the examination board deemed best suited by subject leaders: University of Cambridge International Examinations, EDEXCEL , AQA and OCR and WJEC.
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