British International School

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

The work done in Years 7, 8 and 9 is subject-based and follows the UK National Curriculum guidelines in all areas. The focus of the National Curriculum, together with the wider school curriculum, is to ensure that pupils develop, from an early age, the essential skills they need to learn, to provide them with a full and rounded education, to foster their creativity, and to give teachers discretion in finding the best ways to inspire in their pupils a joy and commitment to learning.

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow a general curriculum that includes:

  • English/English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated Science
  • PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German or Spanish)
  • Serbian Studies/Cultural Studies (Year 7/8)
  • Art and Design
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)

Integrated with their academic programme is a wide range of extracurricular activities that are offered to KS3 students during school hours.

At the end of Year 9 students sit SATs (Standard Attainment Tests)  in English, Maths and Science, through the Cambridge Checkpoint examination system.

Students make their IGCSE choices in the Spring/early Summer of Year 9.