Latest Notable Achievements of Students at British Schools Alzira, Xàtiva and Gandia
British Schools Alzira, Xàtiva and Gandia take pride in their holistic educative system that reflects in their's students achievements, and here is a shortlist including just some of their performances in studying, inventions and sports. The
British Schools Alzira, Xàtiva and Gandia take pride in their holistic educative system that reflects in their’s students achievements, and here is a shortlist including just some of their performances in studying, inventions and sports.
The teachers are without doubt the ones that not only share the knowledge but also their passion so that the students, in their turn, discover and follow theirs. Former student Miguel Borrero Ridaura from the IV Promotion of British School Alzira says:
“Without the enthusiasm, motivation and classes of my BSA Physics teacher I would not have chosen to study physics and I would never have forgiven that. He went beyond theory. After that I studied Physics at the University of Manchester – for whose Physics department 9 Nobel Laureates have passed – and at the University of California, which in addition to having one of the best Departments of Physics in the world, has 3 Nobel Laureates among its active teaching staff.”
The educational model of British Schools Alzira, Xàtiva and Gandia, focusing on a school environment which is able to offer pupils all they need in order to be able to achieve their most ambitious goals, shows results in the success that their students have in either applying for superior education at the most notable universities of the world, in competing in innovation and design contests, or in various sports.
Access to Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College Universities
Among the students of British Schools Alzira, Xàtiva and Gandia, three of them, Álvaro Pérez Guardiola, Caleb Akhtar Martínez and Noah Salvador López, achieved last year an invaluable feat by gaining access to the renowned Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College Universities. These institutions of immense prestige receive applications from all over the world, and their rigorous selection criteria relates to the pupil’s academic achievement and potential, including personal references, grades, written tests, essays or a personal interview.
Oxford alone received 26,000 applications this year, and only 1% of accepted applicants were of Spanish nationality, most of whom had studied Sixth Form at colleges in the United Kingdom. In fact, this is the first time on record that three pupils from a centre outside the United Kingdom have been granted admission to these universities in the same promotion.
First Prize in Industrial Design
Small Great Inventions was a contest of scientific projects held at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in the beginning of the month, when the team of four students from British School tutored by professor Raúl Lacomba, obtaining the first prize in the category of industrial design. Álvaro Perez, Rafael Perez, Juan Medeiros and Nuria Alberola presented a fascinating project entitled Levanta – the design of a prototype of an exoskeleton powered by batteries, for people with reduced mobility.
The great advantage of this prototype with respect to other designs, is the great accessibility at economic level, since it consists of few pieces, which can be printed with a 3D printer using an economical and robust material (PLA, polylactic acid). On the other hand, software and a free hardware have been used, significantly lowering the costs. The idea of the project is that the user could download the exoskeleton plans from the Internet, and print both the pieces, as well as the electronic and mechanical assembly of the same, that is, we speak of a DIY work (do it yourself).
Notable Achievements in Sports
Ana Saiz has been selected by the Valencía Basketball team, and the Valencian Basketball Federation. Raquel Tejada, student of Year 6 of the BSA, has won the gold medal of Archery in the Championship of Hall of Valencia and Castellón, in the category of “recurve olympic arch juvenile”. Last year Carla Kadic, Year 11 student of the British School Alzira, has been 4th in the Spanish under 18 category in sailing, in the Laser Cup of Spain 4.7 held last April in Porto Colom (Mallorca), in addition to having participated in the Championship of Europe remaining of the first 30.
British Schools Alzira, Xàtiva and Gandia Group constantly prove themselves to be one of the most successful models of education, and here at Spain Life exclusive we inform our readers on weekly basis on the philosophy and core values of the Group, and on their educative project, the facilities of the schools and the latest events.
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