In association with St. James’s Primary School, St. George´s School has developed a specific curriculum, upon which our pupils will evolve, allowing for the possibility of true growth.

Still believing in bilingual education, our curriculum centres its focus on the teaching of the 4 core elements, English and Portuguese Languages, Mathematics and Sciences.

These subjects are complemented by Global Perspectives, a Foreign Language (French), British History (for Years 6 and 7), History (for Years 8 and 9), Economics (for Years 10 and 11), Business Studies (for Years 10 and 11), Computing, Art and Physical Education. In this way, we will continue to prepare bilingual pupils who, along with a humanistic culture and solid scientific, technological and artistic knowledge, will be great citizens of the future.


Core Elements


(Cambridge Curriculum)

The English language plays a key role in education and society. An education of excellence allows students to speak and write fluently in order to convey their ideas and emotions. Spoken language continues to enhance the development of pupils’ reading and writing during Key Stage 3 and therefore, teachers should ensure that pupils’ confidence and competence in this area continues to develop.


(PT National Curriculum + Cambridge Curriculum)

Learning the Portuguese language is the main instrument of self-awareness and of the world. It is in this context that we give relevance to the Portuguese language, reflecting the concern in preparing our students, not only during their schooling, but also for their future personal, academic and professional journey.


(PT National Curriculum + Cambridge Curriculum)

Mathematical language is another basic concern, the importance of which in the academic curriculum is unquestionable, and which constitutes a fundamental pillar in the formation of young people. They will develop knowledge of facts and procedures, mathematical reasoning, mathematical communication, problem solving and the understanding of Mathematics as a coherent whole. Regarding the programme, both geometry and the study of functions of real variables will have a key role in the classes to be taught. Algebra and Statistics will also play an important part thereof.


(ENG. National Curriculum)

Sciences are a Core Element in the New English National Curriculum; therefore, we shall pay special attention to what is known as “Combined Science” with the same importance as the Core subjects: Portuguese, English and Mathematics. The great advantage of teaching the Sciences is to understand the world through specialized subjects such as Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This Science programme is designed with student-centred, active learning at its heart. It aims in building students’ confidence and their enjoyment of Science. Classes will be very practical ‘Working Scientifically’ much of the time on field trips or field observations.


Foundation Elements


(Cambridge Curriculum)

The programme develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration, and communication. It strengthens the links across English, Mathematics, Science, and Computing. Research says that the earlier students start to develop and practise their skills, the greater the impact on their learning. Making Cambridge Global Perspectives available to younger students will develop and embed cross-curricular skills at an earlier age, supporting them in their studies as they progress further.


(PT National Curriculum) / (ENG National Curriculum)

History allows the student to build a global and organised vision of a complex, diverse and constantly changing society. The aim is for the student to be able to grasp basic historical references and at the same time to understand a given period in its context. With these fundamental ideas, students will in turn, create their own knowledge of history.


(PT National Curriculum + Cambridge Curriculum)

To complement foreign language learning, pupils will have the possibility to learn another Language and Culture.

ECONOMICS (Year 10 and Year 11)

(Cambridge Curriculum)

The Cambridge Economics syllabus develops an understanding of economic theory, terminology, and principles. Learners study the economics of different countries and how these interrelate. They also learn to work with simple economics data and to use the tools of economic analysis. Learners apply understanding of economics to current economic issues.

BUSINESS STUDIES (Year 10 and Year 11)

(Cambridge Curriculum)

The Cambridge Business Studies syllabus develops learners' 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 organisation 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.


(PT National Curriculum)

Pupils are taught to use ICT equipment and software confidently and purposefully to communicate and handle information, and to support their problem solving, recording and expressive work.


(PT National Curriculum)

The Art Curriculum is designed to integrate with other areas of the curriculum, i.e. to link where appropriate with classroom studies. This approach seems to be more meaningful and interesting to the children. One of the main aims is to develop the children's confidence and pleasure in Art.


(PT National Curriculum)

Physical Education promotes the fitness development and wellbeing of students, in an approach that stimulates the mind to resolve complex problems. It contributes to student’s awareness and control of the body, emotional well-being and good health. Students become more aware of their environment and the team activities promote interpersonal relationships.