A few parents have been asking how their children can get into the ‘bilingual’ course in the El Galeon secondary school in Adeje, so we made a few inquiries.
According to the school’s secretary, it is a simple enough process, carried out by the school itself. At the moment 30 pupils can pursue their secondary school studies in the bilingual course, that is through English and Spanish. There is no need to apply, in fact you cannot apply from outside. The institute evaluates all the students about to begin secondary school in September based on the marks they have received from their primary schools.
In general a student must have attained a ‘sobresaliente’ or ‘excellent’ in English to be considered, and thereafter, if there are more students than places, their other marks will also be taken into consideration. If the pupil is English they must have also achieved a ‘sobresaliente’ in Spanish at primary level.
There is no application process. The selection is made at the start of the first term and parents are notified and agree, or not, to place their child in the bilingual course.