Spanish University Entrance Subjects

Caxton College, british schoollIn the 21st century, Biology is at the centre of scientific development. The human genome project has given medical science and our understanding of life new options. For this reason, the aim of this department is to make it possible for our students to understand the biological concepts they will need to be the doctors and scientists of the next generation.

In Year 12, the topics that pupils will study will be related to bioelements and inorganic biomolecules, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, molecular and cellular biology.

In Year 13, the topics will be related to cell structure, genetics, mutations, biotechnology, evolution, microbiology and immunology.

The main objective of this subject is to learn and understand the fundamentals of technical drawing in order to apply them in design, plans and in finding solutions to geometrical problems in the fields of technology and art. Throughout the year, pupils will study topics related to plane geometry; multiview projections: methods, figures and polyhedrons; normalisation and dimensioning, axonometric projection and conic projection.

The course is based on practical work and pupils complete exercises in lessons with one clear aim: to acquire the level needed for success in the Spanish university entrance examination.

Subject-specific equipment is required in order for the student to be able to complete the course satisfactorily: retractable pencils, non-bevelled set squares, a compass and a scaled ruler. Bringing and looking after this equipment is a fundamental responsibility required of the students.

Caxton College colegio británicoMany professional careers in recent years require a degree in an area related to economy and business management. The demand for these degrees both in public and private universities has increased significantly.

In summary, the syllabus for the two years of study includes topics such as the role of business in the economy; types of businesses; analysis of the general and specific business environment; business growth; productivity; innovation; sales and marketing roles; finance and accounting roles; business management and organisation; and human resource management.

Caxton College, colegio británicoThis subject studies contemporary artistic styles from a western and historical perspective. Following a chronological order, students learn about the evolution of the principal styles and artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

The subject will start with analysis of the most characteristic works of art from each era, and then explore the general characteristics of each artistic movement, artist and point in history in which it emerges, such as photography, cinema, music and philosophy.

‘Fundamentos del Arte’ is a subject that contributes to the students’ knowledge of artistic creation, from the point of view of aesthetics, technique and history. It also awakens in the pupils a greater sensitivity to their surroundings, including whilst travelling or reading. Students will visit historic monuments, museums, exhibitions and cities, and watch both films and theatre. In summary, ‘Fundamentos del Arte’ provides students with a broad cultural base required for any university degree in the fields of Social Sciences or Humanities.

Caxton College, british schoolThis subject covers the geography of the country of Spain, taking into account physical, economic, political and human geography. It also includes the geostrategic situation and location of Spain within Europe and the rest of the world, as well as the natural environment: topography, hydrography and climatology; landscape and environment; human activity within Spain: the development of different sectors of the Spanish economy within the context of the European Union; the political and territorial administration of modern-day Spain; the evolution of demographic phenomena; and the planning of rural and urban spaces in Spain.

The fundamental tool required for this course is curiosity to learn about and discuss current events in Spain, Europe and the whole world.

This subject offers much of the basic knowledge required for any university degree in the fields of Social Sciences or Humanities.

The aim of this subject in Year 12 is to apply mathematical knowledge in various contexts in order to analyse, interpret and evaluate social phenomena in order to better understand the challenges facing modern-day society.

TMatematicas Caxton Collegehe course is based on practical work and pupils complete exercises in lessons with one clear aim: to acquire the level needed for success in the Spanish university entrance examination.

During the first stage, students study real numbers; function limits; probability; equations; equation systems; derivatives of a function; binomial and normal distributions; applications of derivatives; representing functions.

In Year 13, the following topics will be added: probability; functional determinants; matrices; integrals; applications of derivatives; statistical inference; estimation; linear programming.

During both years, it is essential to use the textbook and past papers in order for students to become familiar with the type of questions that will appear in the real examination. At the end of each topic, there are tests that are self-marked, and pupils also have a large amount of interesting information included on the CD that comes with the textbook.


Matematicas Caxton CollegeThe main requirement for this subject is for students to also study AS Mathematics. The reason for this is that many concepts are not explained in this subject, but which are already covered in the AS Mathematics syllabus (Mechanics, Further Pure…).

The contents for Year 12 are: real numbers; matrix algebra, spatial vectors, determinants; planes, points and lines in space; equation systems; metric problems.

For Year 13, topics covered are: limits and continuity; indefinite integrals; primitive functions; statistics; derivatives and their application; defined integrals and their application in measuring surfaces; probability; and representing functions.

All students will have homework exercises to complete every day in order to increase the agility required for this subject.

Caxton College british schoolIn this department, it is essential for students to be responsible and aware of their impact on the environment. One of the many topics that pupils will study is environmental chemistry, which allows them to understand the chemical theories behind many governmental and business initiatives. We also teach them personal safety technique.

In Year 12, among other topics, pupils will study formulation and nomenclature of inorganic and organic compounds; organic synthesis; and new materials: polymerisation; reactivity of organic compounds; stoichiometry of reactions; calculations.

In Year 13, they will work on content such as: scientific activity; the origin and evolution of the components of the universe; nature and material structure; chemical bonding; reactions with proton transfer (acid-base); and reactions with electron transfer (redox).

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