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BENALMADENA INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE (BIC)
EduKick President Joey Bilotta’s met Benalmádena International College founder, Director Keith Ellis in 2020. He was in Benalmádena seeking out appropriate educational partners for the newly relocated EduKick Spain Football & Education Academy (after nearly 20 years operating EduKick Spain in Madrid). And the EduKick President knew immediately that Mr. Ellis would be an ideal educational provider because of his passion of all things education and sport related.
Director Ellis, himself a lifetime sportsman that dedicated himself professionally to the education of young people, appeared to immediately grasp and respect the concept that is EduKick. So together with Bilotta’s Spanish Academy Director, they quickly developed a partnership and began the following academic year to enroll EduKick Spain student-footballers into this picturesque and extremely welcoming Spanish based British secondary school.
Situated only three hundred meters from the beach, BIC, being a British school, is ideal for many of our young international academy players as all academic courses are taught in English. Another important detail for EduKick is that the EduKick BIC students have one class of Spanish every day and can choose between German and French two times per week.
Bic consists of four buildings: Infants and Primary, Secondary, Cafeteria and Games Room. The college is well equipped, complete with three Science laboratories, three Information Technology suites, Library and Sixth Form research area, drama room, and an Art studio. In total, 38 classrooms make up the Benalmádena International College. EduKick is very pleased and honored to have this affiliation with Mr. Ellis and his BIC and has already seen firsthand how the school’s commitment to education coupled with its warm, supportive, and nurturing educational environment has benefited the Edukick Spain young academy footballers enrolled there.
IGCSE/GCSE Year 10-11
This two-year examination course, set by Edexcel Examination Centre in the UK, is approved by the Joint Council of British Universities. The students study up to nine subjects in preparation for the award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The compulsory studies are Mathematics, English, Spanish, Information Technology, Sports Studies and Science.
Sixth Form / A – Levels
The Benalmádena International College is an academic school and that is what EduKick parents appreciate. And the BIC examinations are an extremely important part of education. It is at this stage that important educational decisions must be made by the student especially if they are aiming for university. Which again, is another point of agreement between BIC and EduKick, sharing similar philosophies regarding the importance of dedication to one’s education at this critical time in a young person’s academic progression.
The ‘A’ level subjects offered can open the door to any university around the world. An important educational starting point for EduKick academy players also using EduKick affiliate BEST ATHLETES University search software (included for free in the EduKick Spain course tuition). The A-Levels are highly regarded by universities and of particular interest to many EduKick clients that come from India, Pakistan, and other places around the world where their football playing children are studying in the British academic system already.
The subjects offered are ART, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, CLASSICAL STUDIES, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, ENGLISH LITERATURE, ENGLISH GENERAL (AS Level), FRENCH, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY OF ART, HISTORY, IT, MATHS, PHYSICS, POLITICS, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, SPANISH, SPORTS STUDIES and BUSINESS STUDIES
EduKick Spain Football (Soccer) Academy is an elite Spanish football academy for international student-footballers. The academy is located in the Benalmadena (COSTA DEL SOL), with 320 days of sunshine each year, optimizing our players ability to train on quality grass pitches daily!