Achievements

Academic Results

The results obtained throughout all year groups are highly satisfactory and our students have achieved important awards both here on the island and further afield. However, we are most proud of having achieved official certification as an IB school, in the academic year 2016-2017, for all three of the IB programmes: PYP, MYP and Diploma. Currently, there are only 13 schools in Spain that are certified to teach all three programmes.

Awards and Acknowledgements

As a result of their hard work and dedication, our students have been the recipients of important local, regional and national awards. Most notably, they won 1st and 2nd prize in the Regional Competition for Chinese Calligraphy; a student from Primary Year 6 was a finalist, both in the Canary Islands and at national level, in the competition “¿Qué es un Rey para ti?”; four Primary students were finalists in the Toyota Drawing Competition; two students were finalists in the 130th Anniversary of the Canary Island Tomato Competition.

Maximum level in English

With only 13 years, the student of the Atlantic Sands College Marta Moreno has achieved the highest level of English in the Cambridge tests, the Proficiency, which is equivalent to the C2 of the Common European Framework. Obtaining Proficiency, shows that Marta Moreno has the level of English necessary to study or work in a professionMaximum level in EnglishWith only 13 years, the student of the Atlantic Sands College Marta Moreno has achieved the highest level of English in the Cambridge tests, the Proficiency, which is equivalent to the C2 of the Common European Framework.
 
Obtain Proficiency, shows that Marta Moreno has the level of English necessary to study or work in a professional or academic environment of a very high rank, such as in postgraduate or doctoral programs

International Assessments

Furthermore, students in year six of Primary and year 4 of Secondary Education sat the international ISA exams and once again obtained excellent results in reading comprehension and mathematics.

These exams are taken in English and are designed to evaluate students from international schools, based on the standards set out by the OECD for International Student Assessment and evaluated by the International Schools Assessment.

First and only IB Schools in the Canary Island

The Arenas School in Gran Canaria and the Arenas International School in Lanzarote have become, after authorization by the world organization of International Baccalaureate to teach the Primary School Program (PEP) in Early Childhood and Primary Education, in the first and The only international educational centers in the Canary Islands that teach the three IB programs (International Baccalaureate) in the Canary Islands  in all their educational stages, from Infant to Baccalaureate.

EBAU and DIPLOMA

In the academic year 2016-17, 100% of our Baccalaureate students who sat the EBAU exams passed (in the exams in June and July) and the average result was 8.1. In the exams for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, our students’ results were above the world average for Mathematics, History, Physics and Biology.

100

PERCENT
Passed University Entrance Exams (EBAU)

33

AVERAGE GRADE
International Baccalaureate

8.8

AVERAGE GRADE
Baccalaureate

33

PERCENT
Students achieved above 12

External Language Exams

During the school year, 221 Primary students and 210 Secondary students have taken external language assessments in English, French, German and Mandarin Chinese. The results for the younger Primary students and for the external exams taken by older Primary , Secondary and Baccalaureate students have been very positive:

95

PERCENT
Passed English PET

75

PERCENT
Passed English FIRST

70

PERCENT
Passed English CAE

100

PERCENT
Passed French

90

PERCENT
Passed German

90

PERCENT
Passed Chinese