The British College of Benalmádena is fully recognised by both the British and Spanish Ministries of Education and is a member of NABSS (the National Association of British Schools in Spain).
We simultaneously follow both the British Curriculum and the main areas of knowledge of the Spanish Curriculum. This means that we teach all the subjects included in the British Curriculum, leading to Cambridge University IGCSEs and A levels, plus Spanish Language and Literature, Geography and History in Spanish, leading to the Spanish Certificate of Secondary Education and Spanish Baccalaureate. This enables our pupils to gain qualifications from both the British and Spanish examination systems, as well as the Cambridge International Certification of Education, which means that all the pupils can opt to go to a university in Britain, Spain, United States or in any other part of the world. If Spain is their option then the students of the British College of Benalmádena have direct access to the Spanish Universities. Their IGCSEs and A Level results will allow them direct access.
From Year 7 a third language, French or German, is introduced.
Average class size is around 20 pupils. However, with a pupil to staff ratio of about 13/14 to 1, clearly many classes are considerably smaller.