Key Stage 4 – GCSE

In Years 10 and 11, students at Swans undertake GCSE or IGCSE courses, in a variety of subjects.

These courses and exams are based on the UK education system and are organized by exam boards, external companies that write the course and assess the course. Each student will be examined in ten subjects or more by the end of Year 11. Some of the courses also contain a coursework element to them. The three examination boards used at Swans are Cambridge (CIE), AQA and Edexcel.

All teachers at Swans are very experienced in the delivery of these courses and our students have gained excellent results in the last few years, with a number achieving between 10-12 A*-A grades individually.

Compulsory subjects that all students complete are – English (language and literature for first language English students) Spanish (literatura y lengua for first language Spanish students) Maths and Science. ICT is also compulsory.

Below are the current option blocks for this academic year.


ESO Chemistry Biology Physics Global Perspectives
 History  Biology Business Drama Geography
Media Studies French Music PE  Art
   Psychology      Business

ESO: Spanish students must all choose ESO in Option A

Science – Students MUST choose at least ONE Science option.

German and Chinese can only be chosen if previously studied at KS3


Swans International School Marbella GCSE Options Presentation

IGCSE Options Presentation

Swans International School Marbella IGCSE Results

IGCSE Results

Swans International School Marbella GCSE Options Booklet

IGCSE Options Booklet