Learning is encouraged through play both inside and outside the classroom. The teachers use a wide variety of teaching styles: whole class, small groups, pairs and individual teaching. They use a wide variety of resources to encourage children to participate and to be interested in their learning.
This includes techniques of storytelling, puppets, art and craft activities, songs and rhymes, puzzles, sand and water play, construction play and playing on outdoor equipment. The afternoons follow a play based programme were children are able to play and explore, create and think critically to become active learners.
At the British International School we follow the Cambridge International Curriculum in our Primary School and Secondary School up to and including IGCSE. The concept of a ‘Cambridge learner’ helps us communicate attributes we believe are important for learners in the modern world. We recognise that a meaningful curriculum is more than a collection of subjects. Learners need to develop a set of academic skills, life skills and attitudes to be successful. Cambridge learners are:
- Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
- Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
- Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
- Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference
The IB Diploma programme is a two year pre-university course leading to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated students who are aged 16 to 19. It has an excellent reputation all over the world and as a consequence gives IB Diploma holders access to the world's leading universities. The IB Diploma is accepted by universities in more than 110 countries.