The ‘THP Entrepreneurship’ project

The 'THP Entrepreneurship' project

The ‘THP Entrepreneurs’ project is THP International’s most recent pedagogical project for students to create their own ‘fictional’ -or not 😉 – company from scratch.

What does this project consist of? Students are together in one big group and they have to develop their company from scratch, organizing themselves in the different departments a normal company has. This project is a phenomenal learning opportunity for many reasons:


Students have to assemble a number of potentially lucrative ideas and then make a sensible choice of which idea to exploit, based on a process of negotiation and productive debate.

Students have to organize themselves in departments, said division is to be democratic, based on their strengths, interests and goals. This motivates self-evaluation of their weaknesses and strengths, acknowledgement of their peers’ abilities, the capacity to negotiate, and the practice of decision-making. For example, psychology students could be part of the Human Resources department while humanities students could form the Marketing and communication departments. 

Once their departments have been created and organized, students need to carry out the necessary activities to start a business: finding funding, fixing objectives, establishing a marketing strategy, evaluating the team’s performance,…

Throughout the process, students -now entrepreneurs- will likely find different difficulties; but with the constant help of their teachers, they will learn to overcome said difficulties and the necessity to be resilient and never lose sight of their goals. 

This project is a perfect example of the values we all share at THP International school: we are a family, we know how to evolve from our mistakes and how to always be respectful and caring with each other; we are all students, we are constantly learning new things; we create second opportunities, we know the importance to keep going after we have made a mistake; we prepare students to solve future challenges, we realize the necessity of motivating entrepreneurship and creativity; and we develop learning in different educational environments, we believe in the necessity of taking education beyond the classroom to prepare students for the ‘real’ world. 


Financial Literacy for Teenagers

The importance of Financial Literacy for teenagers

Nowadays, teenagers seem to be quite interested in ‘making money’, probably due to the ongoing narrative on the internet that equates money with personal success and happiness. However, most teenagers lack a basic financial literacy that could actually help them make the most of their money and manage their finances proficiently when reaching adulthood. 

By the time these teenagers become adults and face the job market and the finance world, they have no basic financial education. With the exception of the ones who have studied degrees like Business Administration or Law, those who have studied science or literature -for example- start their jobs and adult lives with no idea of how to interpret a paycheck or how a mortgage works.

What is worse, a lot of these ‘new adults’ don’t value the worth of money and therefore don’t know how to make the most of it and be able to monetise their knowledge, aptitudes or ideas. 

At THP, we believe that financial literacy is a must for teenagers, who are the future of society, to be successful and enjoy stability and abundance in their adult lives.

High-performance classes at THP International

'High-performance' classes at THP

Among the many innovative and helpful educational tools and techniques employed at THP International, there is the ‘High-performance’ class methodology. But, what exactly is a ‘High-performance’ class? A ‘High-performance’ class consists of a guided and structured study time to track and boost the performance of the students. Each day, the HP session will be dedicated to one of the student’s subjects -the choice of subject will be based on the student’s progress and the observation of their ‘weak’ points that should be improved. The structure of this classes is as follows:

-30 minutes of study time: during the first 30 minutes of the class, the student will revise the topics indicated by the teacher, whose decision is based on the student’s performance and the conclusions drawn after a precise evaluation of the student’s needs.

-30 minutes of exercises with study materials: after the study period, the student will work on various exercises provided by the teacher and based on the content from the study part. For these exercises, the student can use any material at their disposal. This way, the teacher can evaluate if the issues that may arise come from a lack of study or of understanding and act accordingly.

-45 minutes of exam-like exercises: in this last part of the HP session, the student will work on a series of exam exercises without being able to look at any material, thus reproducing an exam context. In doing this, the student practices for the exams, learns how to manage a limited amount of time and identifies exactly where problems come from -if they come at all.

‘High-performance’ classes are an amazing tool for students to do their best as they enable them and their teachers to identify and solve weaknesses and boost strong points.

How to get an A* in A-Level English Literature?

How to get an A* in A-Level English Literature?

We all know that studying and working in class are the base steps to perform well in an exam, but here you have some teacher-made tips that can help you get the highest grade in your A-Level English Literature exams:

-📖 Know the texts you have picked like the back of your hand: reading for class is different than reading for pleasure. When you are reading for class, you have to re-read the works as many times as required for you to know exactly what, where, when, why, how and to whom something happens.

-✍Make sure that you writing is formal and academic: the content of your essay is important, so is the form. You cannot write an exam essay as if you were writing an email to a friend, follow the rules of academic English and practice writing formal essays as much as necessary -consult the exemplar essays with high grades that exam boards facilitate 😉.

-💡 Your ideas have to be properly organized: examiners don’t like essays that are difficult to read, if your ideas are not clear and properly developed, examiners won’t value them. Following the P-E-E structure in each of your paragraphs is always a guarantee of success.

-👨‍💻 Consult as much bibliography and extra material as possible: the more theories and explanations you have consulted about a literary work, the more ideas and thoughts you will have and the more wholly you will understand a work and its contexts.

Did you know that the first reading of an exam can greatly impact your results?

Did you know that the first reading of an exam can greatly impact your results?🤔

Following an adequate technique when first approaching an exam is crucial: it helps you manage your time wisely and maintain motivation, which will ultimately affect your grade. Use the following method to tackle any exam like a pro.

🗺️Create a ‘key’ to apply all throughout the exam based on how much you think you know about each question:


For questions you know perfectly and can answer quickly


For questions you know but will take longer to answer


For questions you know in halves


For questions you know only a bit


For questions you don’t know


After you have adequately cataloged your questions, you will start answering the ‘1s’, followed by the ‘2s’, the ‘3s’, the ‘4s’ and, lastly, the ‘5s’.

By following this method, you will make the most of the time you have without wasting time in questions you don’t know and losing it for questions you do know. On top of this, you will also maintain your motivation throughout the exam, which grants betters responses and results. 🙌



Studying and paying attention in class are important to get a good grade in your GCSE English exams, but this is not always enough to get an A+. Here are some tips that will get you the highest grade -teacher’s words 😉 – 
Read as many texts and types of texts as possible: fill your mind with words and knowledge about different topics. You never know which topics will appear in the exam, be prepared for any and enjoy the process of enriching your mind and expanding your horizons.

Create a guide for each question of the exam: understanding what is being asked for you is crucial to provide a great response. Your question guide should explain in your own words what you are being asked and provide a few exemplar answers, make sure that your guide is trusted and helpful for you and consult it before your exam.

Make use of the ‘tools’ you have when writing: the content of your response is important, but making use of all the tools language has is key to get the most marks. Play with complex and sophisticated words, punctuation, sentence structure or paragraph division to take your writing from ‘good’ to ‘great’.

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How the IB’s Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme fosters students’ personal and social development

How the IB's Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme fosters students' personal and social development

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme is one of the most important parts of the academic programme as it focuses on the personal and social development of students. At THP International School, as a British and IB school, we are committed to the CAS programme and the benefits it brings to our students.

The CAS programme aims to foster the development of essential life skills and attitudes such as leadership, empathy and social responsibility. Through creativity, action and community service, IB students have the opportunity to experience, learn and reflect on their role in the world.


Creativity is the first pillar of the CAS programme. Students have the opportunity to explore and develop their creative skills in a variety of areas, such as music, dance, literature and art. The aim is to encourage personal expression and the exploration of new ideas and approaches.

2. Activity

Action is the second pillar of the CAS programme. Students get involved in physical and sporting activities as well as social action projects, such as helping the elderly, cleaning up public parks and organising community events. Action encourages physical activity and the development of skills such as perseverance and teamwork.

3. Service

Community service is the third pillar of the CAS programme. Students have the opportunity to participate in community service projects, such as helping charities, assisting people in need and participating in campaigns to raise awareness of important social issues. Community service fosters social responsibility and empathy towards others.

In short, the IB CAS programme is an integral part of the academic programme at THP International School. It fosters students’ personal and social development through creativity, action and community service. Students learn important life skills, such as leadership, empathy and social responsibility, and become engaged and responsible citizens in their community and the wider world.

How the International Baccalaureate programme prepares students for university and career success

How the International Baccalaureate programme prepares students for university and career success

Welcome to the THP International School blog!

In this article, we will talk about how the International Baccalaureate programme prepares our students for university and career success. As an educational institution offering the IB programme, we are proud of the results we have seen in our students.

One of the main features of the IB programme is its focus on developing skills and competencies essential for success in university and the professional world. Through the programme, our students acquire skills in critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, collaboration and leadership.

In addition, the IB programme fosters creativity and innovative thinking in students, enabling them to face challenges creatively and find innovative solutions in their personal and professional lives. The programme also helps our students develop an international mindset, enabling them to understand and respect other cultures and perspectives.

Another way the IB programme prepares our students for university and professional success is through the Monograph. This independent research project helps students develop research and writing skills, as well as delve deeper into an area of personal interest. This experience is highly valued by universities and is excellent preparation for future academic and professional research.

At THP International School, we also provide our students with the opportunity to participate in the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme, which allows them to develop leadership and community service skills. Through CAS, our students are able to participate in service projects, sports and artistic activities, allowing them to develop important skills such as responsibility, perseverance and empathy.

In short, the IB programme prepares our students for university and career success by focusing on developing essential skills, fostering creativity and innovative thinking, promoting international mindedness and providing opportunities for personal development and leadership through projects such as the Monograph and CAS. We are proud of our students and the success they have achieved through the IB programme.

The International Baccalaureate and Selectividad

The International Baccalaureate and Selectividad

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers internationally recognised preparation for university and adult life. IB students consistently demonstrate the critical thinking and research skills they need to excel in their university studies. They also tend to gain admission to the best universities in the world.

Our approaches to learning and teaching enable IB students to develop transferable skills and attributes that will serve them for life, such as critical thinking, international mindedness, creativity, agency and resilience.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) equips students aged 3 to 19 with transferable skills that prepare them for the future and internationally recognised qualifications.

Our approaches to learning and teaching enable IB students to develop transferable skills and attributes that will serve them for life, such as critical thinking, international mindedness, creativity, agency and resilience.

Some of the world’s most selective universities recognise the IB diploma and consider our students to be among the highest achievers in their subject areas. The IB sends final transcripts to some 5,000 universities in 100 countries, including top destinations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong and India.

Universities and higher education institutions enjoy the advantages of selecting and accepting IB students in many ways, as IB programmes develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions that students need to succeed in their university studies.

Guidance for choosing IB courses

The IB courses in which a student chooses to enrol can play an important role in the student’s application for admission to university. Our course selection guidance can help you decide on the combination of Middle Level and Higher Level subjects that will be most helpful in achieving your goals.

Academic credits and qualifications

For information on IB diploma acceptance, academic credit, qualification requirements for admission, available scholarships and more, visit IB-recognized countries and universities.


Assessment is a fundamental component of any educational programme and plays a key role in both supporting and measuring learning. Today, IB assessment is widely recognised for its ambitious standards of academic integrity.

Students’ final grade certificates

This is an official document stating the student’s results, which can be sent directly to a higher education institution such as a university. However, these certificates are not sent to students or other organisations.

Important deadlines for university and professional advisors

No later than three weeks after the examinations.

The coordinator or the school’s university and vocational adviser must send the IB a request to send the final transcripts to be legalised.

Before the publication of results

In order to be able to send the final transcripts, the coordinator or the school’s university and careers advisor must have the list of the universities chosen by each student.

End of September

In the case of requests for legalisation of the May examination session, the schools will receive the legalised results documents and the corresponding invoice.

 End of March

In the case of requests for legalisation of the November examination session, the schools will receive the legalised results documents and the corresponding invoice.

Advantages of the IB (International Baccalaureate)

Advantages of the IB (International Baccalaureate)

Students in IB World Schools receive an exceptional education in which they:

  • They are encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems.
  • Direct their own learning 
  • They pursue educational programmes that can help them gain entry to some of the world’s most prestigious universities 
  • Become more culturally aware through learning a second language 
  • Are able to interact with others in an increasingly globalised and rapidly changing world. 

Students in IB World Schools tend to perform better than students in other programmes.

Students in IB World Schools achieve strong academic, social and emotional development. Moreover, they tend to perform well academically, often better than students in other programmes.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers numerous benefits to schools, students, teachers, school groups and even universities.

The IB works with prestigious universities and institutions around the world to offer IB certificates in teaching and learning and IB certificates in management practice.

We currently offer four types of certificates:

  • IB Certificates in Teaching-Learning
  • IB Advanced Certificate in
  • Teaching-Learning Research
  • IB Certificate in Management Practice
    Advanced IB Certificate in Management Practice Research
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