Upper Secondary School

The Upper Secondary school is for students from 15 years old to 18 years old, covering the final two stages of schooling (Key Stage 4 and 5) over Years 10 to 13.

Campus

Upper Secondary students are in a beautiful building in 11 Smetanina str. which offers a range of practical rooms to suit all our class sizes, and allows for a large Resource Centre, as well as two large computer rooms, and a smaller computer room.

Key Stage 4

During Years 10 and 11, students study a number of core subjects and choose additional subjects to make up their timetable. This two-year programme culminates in students being externally accredited in their IGCSE examinations through Cambridge Assessment International Education. Solid pass grades at IGCSE level are required for entry into the A level programme.
Within the Cambridge programme, students in Year 12 would normally study four AS Levels subjects. Students in Year 13 will generally continue with at least three subjects to A Level. Subject choices are based on the electives prepared by the school. Accreditation at A level is accepted worldwide and provides entrance qualifications to universities in over 200 countries.

Compulsory:

  • • English Language/ESL
  • • Mathematics
  • • Two or three Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • • ICT or Computer Science
  • • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish, Chinese)
  • • PE

Elective:

  • • History or Chemistry
  • • Geography or Physics
  • • Music or Biology
  • • Art or Business Studies

Key Stage 5

Within the Cambridge programme, students in Year 12 would normally study four AS Levels subjects. Students in Year 13 will generally continue with at least three subjects to A Level. Subject choices are based on the electives prepared by the school. Accreditation at A level is accepted worldwide and provides entrance qualifications to universities in over 200 countries.

Subject Options:

  • • Art
  • • Biology
  • • Business Studies
  • • Chemistry
  • • Computing
  • • Economics
  • • English Language
  • • French
  • • German
  • • Spanish
  • • Chinese
  • • History
  • • IT
  • • Mathematics
  • • Music
  • • Physics
  • • Psychology
  • • Thinking Skills

Students not following the Cambridge programme would be entered for the University of Nebraska curriculum in Years 12 and 13 which includes the following subjects:

  • • American History 1 and 2
  • • American Government
  • • Career Planning
  • • Personal Finance
  • • World Culture

School Council

Leadership is one of the main tenets of the BIS philosophy and so student participation in school management is viewed as an important and vital component of school life. As one of the most important purposes of education is to prepare young people to become active and informed citizens of the communities in which they live, it is essential that students are given meaningful opportunities to participate in the governance of the school community. Student Council representatives from Years 7 to 13 are elected by students and represent all the students in the school. The Council helps arrange the study tours and other social events, as well as being voice on issues, that concern them.

ECA Clubs/ Duke of Edinburgh award

A range of extra-curricular activities is offered at BIS, which are great fun, but also have their links with curriculum areas. The range of clubs required varies from term to term so details of current clubs may be obtained from the school administration. Examples include drama, choir, table tennis, swimming, basketball, the ‘brain drain’ club, Filmmaking, African Art, etc.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an exciting self-development programme available to all young people aged 14-25 whose concept is one of individual challenge designed to encourage young people to develop into responsible, active citizens who will positively contribute towards society. It presents a balanced, non-competitive and enjoyable programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community. The Award covers four areas of study: Service, Expedition Adventurous Tour, Skills and Physical Recreation at three different levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. BIS awards all levels with overseeing all awards from the International Secretariat in London. Students are encouraged to enrol for this award at all levels.

Students Helping Charities

BIS organises various activities in order to motivate and help its students develop into responsible citizens of the world. Each year the school supports a charity organised by their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine Karadjordjevic in collecting toys for children from Belgrade’s orphanages.
Students and Staff in the Secondary School raised money by wearing their sport shirts on “Football Shirt Friday” and donated to The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

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You can schedule your Admissions Conference by sending an email to info@bis.edu.rs or by phoning +381 11 3066 096