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.

Pruebas Internacionales

Asimismo, los alumnos de 6º de Primaria y 4º ESO se presentaron a pruebas internacionales en inglés ISA, cosechando nuevamente excelentes resultados en comprensión lectora y Matemáticas, aspectos valorados por un programa de evaluación diseñado para estudiantes de escuelas internacionales, basado en estándares de la OCDE para la Evaluación Internacional de Estudiantes y evaluado por International Schools Assesment.

Únicos Colegios de Canarias con certificación de Gestión Ambiental

El Colegio Arenas ha vuelto a conseguirlo. Es el único colegio de Canarias en obtener la certificación de Gestión Ambiental ISO 14001:2015, un reconocimiento externo a la gestión que realiza el centro de sus interacciones con el medioambiente, a través de exhaustivas auditorías realizadas por AENOR (Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación) entre los meses de octubre de 2017 y febrero de 2018.

Diseño e impresión 3D en Secundaria

Se utiliza la tecnología de diseño e impresión 3D  con la metodología de trabajo por proyectos para resolver retos de aprendizaje multidisciplinares.

Con ella se fomenta la creatividad y la capacidad de resolver problemas, se genera más participación, se capta y se focaliza el interés de los alumnos y los prepara para trabajar en equipo.

Entendemos que la fabricación digital tiene una importante relevancia en la ciencia y en la investigación creativa, desde el diseño hasta la producción.

En el aula resulta muy útil   en ámbitos como la Biología (partes de la anatomía), Geografía (mapas topográficos), Diseño Industrial y Arquitectónico , Artes Plásticas y Diseño Gráfico e Historia (réplicas de utensilios y construcciones).

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.

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