To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Education in Gibraltar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Education in Gibraltar
Coat of Arms of the Government of Gibraltar.svg
Department of<br/>Education and Training

Director of
Education and Training

Joseph Britto
General details
Primary languages English
System type National
Literacy (2005-06)
Total 80+
Post-secondary diploma 23%
Comparison of school structures in Gibraltar and England
Comparison of school structures in Gibraltar and England

Education in Gibraltar generally follows the English system operating within a three tier system. Schools in Gibraltar follow the Key Stage system which teaches the National Curriculum.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    1 818
  • National Service: They Stand Ready - 1955 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42
  • Gibraltar, St.Ann-Jamaica
  • Gibraltar Internship Initiative: The Washington Center (summary)
  • Rabbi Yitzchak Elhanan Gibraltar Describes the Death March
  • Rabbi Yitzchak Elhanan Gibraltar Describes Saving the Jewish Holy Books in the Kovno Ghetto



Primary education

The first year of education in Gibraltar is done in nursery or pre-school. Attendance is from 3 to 4 years and is not compulsory. Compulsory education starts at the age of 4 years with primary education. The first year is known as Reception, where attendance is up to 5 years. In Gibraltar Primary education lasts for 8 years (First and Middle school).[1]

Secondary education

At the age of 12 Gibraltarian students enter a single-sex secondary school (all education before this age follows a coeducational system). Following a four-year course preparing for General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), where students sit for final examinations at the age of 16. Students can take on up to 10 GCSE subjects including the core 5 (English, mathematics, science, religious studies and Spanish). Students willing to continue their studies after taking their GCSEs can move onto sixth form (in the same school) providing they have obtained a minimum requirement of 4 subject passes at grade C or higher (generally including English and mathematics). Here the student will go onto a two-year A-Level course, sitting Advanced Subsidiary (AS) examinations at the end of the first year and Advanced 2 (A2) examinations at the end of the course. Gibraltarian students can take up to 4 different A-Level subjects simultaneously.[1]

Government secondary schools are Bayside Comprehensive School for boys and Westside School for girls, and Prior Park School Gibraltar is an independent coeducational secondary school.[2]


Gibraltar has fifteen state schools, one MOD school, one private school.[1]

Further education

Higher education

The Arms of The University of Gibraltar
The Arms of The University of Gibraltar

On 31 March 2015 the government of Gibraltar announced the adoption of the University of Gibraltar Act and The University of Gibraltar, the first university of the territory, opened in September 2015.[3][4]

Previously, all students must study elsewhere at degree level or equivalent and certain non-degree courses.[1] The Government of Gibraltar operates a scholarship/grant system to provide funding for students studying in the United Kingdom.[5] All Gibraltarian students follow the student loans in the United Kingdom, where they apply for a loan from the Student Loans Company which is then reimbursed in full by the Government of Gibraltar. In 2008, there were 224 Gibraltarian students enrolled in British universities, the highest figure to that date.[6]


All teacher-training takes place in British universities and colleges, where students can opt to enrol on a teaching degree or a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). Students obtaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in any constituent country of the United Kingdom and who have a registration number issued by the DfES (UK) is eligible to teach in Gibraltar.[1]

Early history

The Duke of Kent during his brief period as a resident Governor of Gibraltar recommended that schools be set up for the regiments. These were reorganised in 1916 by General Don into a school at Buena Vista and another on Castle Street, Gibraltar. The priority given to the schools however can be judged by their closure in 1828 when the Barrack Master was demanding the premises. This was unfortunate as examinations were in progress and the schools were open to better off civilians who could afford the dollar a week charges. Of the 180 children available, 70 had been attending.[7]

The regrowth of the schools can be assigned to Mary Ann Rule who was the wife of William Harris Rule a newly arrived Methodist missionary in Gibraltar. They had both learnt Spanish and Mary was asked to teach one child to read. She was joined by her brother and then other Catholics and then Jewish children. Rule noted that he became unawares the founder of the first charity school in the garrison". The Jews eventually withdrew on religious grounds and Rule was involved when the Lieutenant Governor Sir William Houston set up the first official free school on Flat Bastion Road in 1832 and he sent his own children there.[7]

The following year Rule restarted his school requiring his pupils to attend Methodist services each Sunday. In reply the Catholics arranged for two teachers from the Congregation of Christian Brothers to start the Christian Brothers School in 1835. Rules school however was popular across the faiths but this came to a head in 1839 when his school marched down Main Street on the centenary of Methodism with 400 children of all faiths and denominations waiving messages in support of Methodism.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Government of Gibraltar - Education & Training. Archived 2001-03-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Home. Prior Park School Gibraltar. Retrieved on 28 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Minister Licudi announces the adoption of the University of Gibraltar Act".
  4. ^ "University of Gibraltar".
  5. ^
  6. ^ Abstract of Statistics 2008[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b c Dundas, Susan Irene (2000). "Methodism in Gibraltar and its mission in Spain, 1769-1842,". Durham etheses. Retrieved 30 June 2013.

External links

This page was last edited on 28 October 2017, at 03:11
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.