An Explanation of “Convalidación – Validation”
This letter is to clarify the process of Homologación which we knew previously as Convalidación or Convalidation.
Homologación, is part of Spanish law for those students who are of Spanish nationality. Homologación is the recognition by the Spanish authorities that a benchmarked level of Secondary education, Spanish language and Spanish studies has been achieved. The importance of Homologación, the requirements and process will be explained to all students.
It is equivalent to:
Year 11 = 4º ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria)
Year 13 = Bachillerato
What you need to qualify for Homologación at the end of Year 11:
4 (I)GCSEs with grade C or higher (this can include Spanish IGCSE)
You must pass the Spanish* and Social Science internal examinations, which are based on the Spanish curriculum. The Spanish curriculum is only taught in Set 1 Spanish. These examinations are inspected and validated by the Spanish authorities.
* The Spanish result at IGCSE does not guarantee you a pass in the Spanish curriculum examinations
What you need to qualify for Homologación at the end of Year 13:
The Homologación certificate from Year 11
5 GCSEs with grade C or higher
2 A levels* at grade E or higher or 2xAS and 1xA level with grade E or higher
*Spanish is not a compulsory subject and there are no Social Science studies in the Sixth Form
Homologación is required at the end of year 13 if students wish to continue onto Spanish vocational qualifications at higher level although it is not required for entry into a Spanish University.
What is “Social Science”?
Social Science is the Geography and History from the Spanish curriculum.
In Years 7, 8 and 9 there are Social Science lessons on the school timetable taught in English.
In Years 10 and 11, these lessons are taught in Spanish to Set 1 Spanish students who wish for Homologación. This will not affect their other (I)GCSE subjects.
Please complete the below tear-off slip and return it to the school office either via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via your child.
Mr Colin Macrae
Head of School