British International School

Curriculum and Learning Programme

The academic programme for all students follows the British National Curriculum, adapted for our international setting. Students will study Numeracy (Mathematics), Literacy (English), Science, ICT, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, Music and PE. In Key Stage 2 Primary students follow the Cambridge International Programme for Mathematics, English and Science. This culminates with formal examinations in Year 6 that are externally marked by Cambridge (these being the equivalent of the UK SATs).

The curriculum is delivered through themes in the earlier years, gradually leading to more subject-based approaches for the older year groups. The primary teachers ensure that the curriculum is progressive and continuous from age 4 to 11 years. The breadth, depth and balance are closely monitored.

Primary is organised according to UK national curriculum year groups within Key Stages 1 & 2.

The teaching staff are trained and recruited from the UK.

Primary students enjoying the Cooking Club

The Primary school is committed to ensuring that each student has the best possible opportunity to achieve his or her potential and that boys and girls have equal access to all aspects of the curriculum. The basic aim of the curriculum is to build upon the firm foundation provided through a student's exposure to a broad and balanced education, which utilises the best educational practice in small teaching groups.