British education has achieved a worldwide reputation for excellence in quality, breadth and transferability.
The first British schools abroad were created in the 1800’s. The large number of British schools now established throughout the world enables parents of all nationalities to ensure quality and continuity of education for their children, wherever they may move.
The curriculum varies slightly in different areas of Britain. In common with other international British schools our school follows the curriculum for England.
The English curriculum approaches learning in its widest sense: academic achievement is important and well-structured, but the arts, music, physical development and personal, social and moral education are also given strong emphasis. Children are encouraged to develop their potential to explore and discover the world around them, to think for themselves and form opinions, to relate to others, develop physical skills and take responsibility for their own actions, for their impact on other people, and for the natural environment.
The English curriculum and educational practice takes account of the fact that each child has individual learning needs and abilities in different areas of the curriculum. At the British International Primary School, where children arrive with a range of previous educational experience, we consider this particularly important. Unlike many other national systems, children do not ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ a particular grade level. The English curriculum gives detailed overall expectations for learning at different ages but has the flexibility to ensure that children of high ability are challenged at an appropriate level, and those who find an area more difficult are supported to consolidate learning fully before moving on.