Kingâ€™s College, founded in 1969, is a prestigious educational organisation that was created based on theÂ principles of the most distinguished British institutions. One of the largest and most successful British schools in Europe, the King’s College, the British School of Madrid is builtÂ on 12 hectares of land and is located in a leafy suburb, just 30 minutes from the centre ofÂ Madrid. Like its sister schools, the College o ers pupils the opportunity to study a qualityÂ British education under the National Curriculum of England and Wales. This curriculumÂ emphasises strong academic values through hands-on learning, to guarantee a truly BritishÂ education for pupils from the age of 20 months to 18 years old. Pupils at Kingâ€™s College are taught by native British and British trained teachers. TheÂ educational model of the school is characterised by its rigorous and broad curriculum, itsÂ interdisciplinary approach and its emphasis on practical learning, exploration and the active participation of students. A British education is considered the gold star of education systems and the academic offerÂ available at Kingâ€™s College is the broadest in Spain. Pupilsâ€™ studies culminate towards â€œAÂ Levelâ€ examinations which are taken in Year 13 (age 17), these exams are internationallyÂ recognised and all grades are associated with clear guidelines to explain the standardÂ achieved by each pupil. A Level qualifi cations allow pupils access to any university in theÂ world and are highly regarded by higher education institutions within the UK, Spain, theÂ US and further afi eld. In addition, the school o ers specialised preparation for entry toÂ Oxbridge universities (Oxford and Cambridge).