St. Peter’s, proud host for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Training Event

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The group of trainers and teachers that attended the CIE training event

Last weekend St. Peter’s was the proud host for two Cambridge International Examinations training courses. The trainers came from the UK whereas the teachers came not only from other International Schools in Spain but also from many other European countries.

The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Examination) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 – 16 year olds. It provides excellent preparation both for Cambridge Advanced (A Levels) and for subsequent Bachillerato studies.

The  courses  were  for Cambridge  IGCSE Information and Communication Technology  (ICT) , which  pupils prepare  for and take in Pre U Foundation (4th ESO.)  The other course was Cambridge   IGCSE Art & Design, which can be taken at the end of Pre U 1.

The courses were aimed at teachers of these two subjects in an endeavor to give them the opportunity to see how exam papers are assessed and how best to go about preparing candidates (exam pupils) for the  exams in question. St. Peter’s own subject teachers for IGCSE Art and ICT also took part in the training.

On the whole it was an enjoyable and worthwhile experience for all those involved and we hope to be able to host similar events in the future.

Sara Dowsett  –  International Exams Officer
Joan Rovira Sanz – Joint Venture Manager

Creativity as a muscle: big success of David Ortega’s talk at ENAP 2016

The V edition of ENAP was a big success. The aim, again, to lear to teach. This year it focused on art and creativity

ENAP is one of the most prestigious congress on Innovative Education and its V edition was hold this weekend. This year it focused on art and creativity. The subject:

TRANSFORMARTE: EL ARTE DE VIVIR LA EDUCACIÓN

St. Peter’s School has been represented by our art teacher, David Ortega, with his speech “La creatividad es un músculo”.

To start his talk, D. Ortega showed “Los pilares de la creatividad”

His talk was an example of how he designs and puts his idea of creativity into action. In fact, the audience (by 500 attendees, coming from different schools and education institutions) followed the instructions of Mr. Ortega for a few minutes, and repeated one of the exercises that some students in 2nd and 3rd of ESO did last year to create a portrait of themselves.

Here is the video of his speech. It’s worth watching it! 

The speech had a warm welcome at the theatre. Those who couldn’t attend it live could followed it on twitter and other social media channels.

Many attendees wanted to underline the success of David Ortega’s talk:

ENAP, organised by Fundación San Patricio, has become a “can’t-miss” event for those who care about education. The aim, as always, is to learn to teach and do it with passion.