The English Department consists of highly experienced and highly motivated teachers. They are adept, enthusiastic and motivated. As a team, the English teachers are collaborative and strive towards the same goals.
Benefits of learning English at Cambridge College:
Cambridge College offers some of the highest standards of English testing. The KET, PET, FCE and CAE exams are internationally recognized exams that afford our students the opportunity to study and work abroad. The certificates the students receive upon passing the exams are useful and last a lifetime.
KET an A2 Key qualification is proof of your ability to use English to communicate in simple situations. The exam tests all four English language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking.
PET a B1 Preliminary qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use.
FCE B2 First is a test of all areas of language ability.
CAE C1 Advanced is a thorough test of all areas of language ability and shows the certificate’s holder’s ability to use English as a native speaker.
The Mathematics department at Cambridge College is composed of 4 staff members highly qualified for preparing our students for the international exams.
The aim of our teachers is to balance knowledge, understanding, and skills in the math programmes and qualifications to enable students to become effective learners and to provide a solid mathematical foundation for their continuing educational journey.
Teachers at Cambridge College prepare the students for international examination such as IGCSE and AS level which are greatly recognized by a wide variety of Universities around the world. Though out the years the students have been achieving better results making the math department proud.
The department is comprised of The Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry), and The Natural Sciences (Biology and Environmental Science – Geography) with 6 members of staff in middle and high school.
The department is well organized, well equipped and offers experienced specialty teachers in each subject area, headed by Mr. Simon Ward who has 22 years’ experience, 12 of which with Cambridge College. All staff has delegated roles within the department with affords its smooth running and open communication channels at all times.
Positive working environment (pastoral work)
The departmental staff has worked closely together now for a number of years and work with an open door policy that provides help and support for both staff and students and provides the benefits of continuity of teaching and backing whenever needed. Students often come simply to chat and share their worries/concerns fostering good student-staff relationships, and builds trust and respect.
The department prides itself on developing students’ practical skills that help aid and abet their theoretical understanding – ensuring the students are better prepared for theoretical examinations and further studies. Creating a science laboratory that can accommodate a wide range of practical lessons across all science disciplines is central to improving and expanding students’ understanding of the principles.
Positive environment factors
The department provides an environment of learning that impacts the academic progress of students. A high level of natural light is particularly important in science classrooms, with a well-lit room central to accurately reading the results of practical experiments. Natural light also offers a number of wellness benefits to the students and faculty alike. Nicely decorated with interesting and informative posters and projects.
Open lines of communication
The set- up of all three laboratories affords clear and open communication with students
The department has three fully equipped laboratories that meet Cambridge standards of learning and safety. Students take safety classes in year 7 and year 10 (refresher) to ensure each understands the correct use of the equipment and required behaviour in the labs.
The Science department prepares students for International exams in each of the three subject areas (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), and has had excellent results that provide our students with a solid foundation for their University studies. In the future, we wish to offer the full A level in each of the sciences which would allow students direct entry to the UK and other European universities. The success of the department is clearly shown in the large number of students that pursue a career in the sciences year after year, and is a credit to all the staff members in the department who dedicate so much time and effort to open as many doors and opportunities as possible for our students to further their studies and build career paths.
ICT (Computing) & Business Department
The department offers a broad and excellent curriculum for 3 international test (Business IGCSE, ICT IGCSE, Computer Science IGCSE (Coming soon)).
The department has a great staff of highly trained professionals that offer a great learning environment focusing on practical and theoretical learning of the student.
Business students will have an understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change.
Learners find out how the major types of business organization are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated. Factors influencing business decision-making are also considered, as are the essential values of cooperation and interdependence.
The ICT –Computer Science students will develop an understanding of the implications of technology in society, including social, economic and ethical uses and awareness of the ways ICT can help in the home, learning and work environments they will develop their understanding of the main principles of problem-solving using computers.
They can apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language.
Learners also develop a range of technical skills, as well as being able to effectively test and evaluate computing solutions realizing various robotics projects and experiment bought in and out of class.
What are the benefits of the future?
Having the knowledge of any of the subjects will give them an advantage in the future depending on the career that they will select if they want to follow an engineering career they will benefit highly from ICT-Computer science Class or if they want to follow a Social Career they will benefit highly from Business class that why they have the choice to focus on a specific subject.
Who is in charge?
For ICT-computer science class we have Mr. Israel M. Sejas Crespo he is a telecommunications engineer Mr. Sejas is a highly trained professionals that offer a great learning environment focusing on practical and theoretical learning of the student he has 8 years of teaching experience and various courses and actualizations in the subject like Circuits and electronics and Computer Science bough taken in MIT (Massachusetts Institute of technology) Boston USA and many more.
For Business Studies we have Ms. Sisi Sobrino who is Graduated in Commerce, with more than 6 years’ experience in sales, a business owner. She is a Google for Education certified teacher that conducts her classes on an almost paperless learning environment, implementing new programs for empowering students with life skills, future skills, and soft skills. Ms. Sobrino is a highly trained professional that offers a project based learning system, focusing on current events and taking Senior students to participate in entrepreneurial contests.
Social Science Department
The Department of Social Sciences at Cambridge College includes the subjects of History, Bolivian History, and Global Perspectives. The teachers are, Adinde Schoorl, Betty Monasterio and Paul Bailey. As a team, we are all involved in different projects throughout the year. For instance, we teach, follow and discuss the case of Bolivia and the recuperation of its access to the Pacific Ocean with the ICJ in The Hague or teach about important Bolivian dates and historical events such as the 6th of August.
The Socials Department prepares the students for the IGCSE history exam and with global perspectives, they also discuss important issues that appear in the news, events such as the civil war in Syria, the migration issues, US Elections and so on.
They are involved in preparing and organizing the MUN conference and in the last three years, Cambridge teams have participated in MUN conferences in Argentina and Uruguay. The Social Studies Department is composed of three teachers from distinct backgrounds and culture, yet they all share a similar goal; educating students by broadening their horizons and allowing them to see our past as a road to the future.
There is a lot of material to work in and out of the classroom. The Spanish area also has the IGCSE tests and the History of Bolivia subject in Spanish. Some of the teachers have years of experience as teachers and as directors of other schools, which allows them to learn about laws and educational resolutions.
There is good communication between the members of the group.
In middle and High school we are organized in a single block of the building which allows a greater flow of communication between the members.
We also have audiovisual support (speakers, computers, projectors)
We have different Projects
- Spelling contest
- Crossword Contest
- Project presentation: Speech and leadership
- Student newspaper and website
- Poetry contest
- Projects in conjunction with the subjects of music, drama, art, history and worldview
- Organization of a marathon in conjunction with the subject of physical education
- Cinema debate
- World language fair
- Realization of radio, television and film projects in conjunction with the drama area,
art and music