Information Regarding "Homologación"
(formally known as Convalidation)
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.
Homologación 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:

* The Spanish result at IGCSE does not guarantee you a pass in the Spanish curriculum examinations

Homologacion is required at the end of Year 11 if students wish to continue onto Spanish vocational qualifications or Bachillerato.
What you need to qualify for Homologación at the end of Year 13:

* 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. It is also required for entry into a Spanish University.
What is “Social Science”?
Social Science combines both Geography and History from the Spanish curriculum.
In Years 7, 8 and 9 Social Science lessons are on the school timetable and taught in English.

In Years 10 and 11, these lessons are taught in Spanish to the Set 1 Spanish Group and is compulsory for students with Spanish nationality and optional for other nationalities who wish to obtain Homologación. This will not affect their other (I)GCSE subjects.
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If a student does NOT wish to study Social Science in Year 10 and 11 then it will not be possible for them to obtain Homologación. Studies at Wingate School will not be validated by the Spanish authorities and consequently the student will be unable to attend further education via the Spanish system.


Mr C Macrae
Head of Wingate School

Document to be reviewed September 2022