British International School

Extended Curriculum

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for Young People

Student expedition in the Rajac mountains
BIS students climbing a rock at Borski Stol

BIS has been granted an Individual Operators license for this prestigious UK award in Serbia. The 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, Adventurous Journey, Skill and Physical Recreation at three different levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Bronze, Silver and Gold level Awards are approved by the International Secretariat in London. Students are encouraged to enrol for this award at all levels.

Student 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. 

Prefects are appointed from Years 12 and 13 to support the day to day management of the school. 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 a voice on issues, that concern them.


BIS Fencing club

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, 3D Maya Computer club, Filmmaking, African Art, etc.


Voleyball, 2007

BIS supports participation in many local sports competitions, and exposes its students to various sports activities. Below students are enjoying rugby, football, volleyball and ice-skating at professional venues.

Study Tours

Spain, 2007

Each year Secondary students are taken on an annual study tour to a foreign country. Field trips within Serbia are also organised for Secondary students.