British education system curriculum: what does this sort of curriculum entail? Even if you’re British and have already gone through the country’s education system, questions remain over the suffix “-based,” such as to what extent and how does it veer off of the national curriculum?

For both moving parents and children, knowing the intricacies of their new international school’s curriculum and the resulting qualifications is crucial. Awareness of what it entails from start to finish will not only be likelier to result in a smoother transition to a foreign country for the family but ensure there aren’t any unwanted surprises – especially for the new kid in school.

What is a British-based curriculum?

The British education system is well-known and widely replicated around the globe. Nearly half (45 percent) of all international schools that teach the English language offer a British-based curriculum, according to figures from ISC Research.

The inspection by the Department of Education is every three years and will assess “the extent to which the British character of the school is evident in its ethos, curriculum, teaching, care for pupils and pupils’ achievements”.

Approval means the school has demonstrated that “they provide a British education that has similar characteristics to an education in an independent school in England”. Parents can review these inspection reports.

British Education System Curriculum

British Education System Curriculum

One alternative quality assurance system is The Council of British International Schools (COBIS), the largest educational association for international British schools overseas.

The council represents their member schools’ leaders, governors, staff, and students by providing quality assurance in member schools through Patron’s Accreditation and Compliance, ie. a five-year school development, improvement, and review cycle.

British Education System Curriculum: Council Of British International School

English comprehension skills English
World literature Bilingual
Business English English
Film studies English
French French
Spanish language and literature Spanish
Latin Latin
Philosophy and citizenship Spanish
History of Philosophy Spanish
Spanish history Spanish
Religion English and Spanish
Personal, social and health education English
Contemporary history Bilingual
Economics Bilingual
Business economics Bilingual
Administration and management Spanish
History of art Spanish
Psychology Spanish
Geography Spanish
Contemporary world sciences Bilingual
Biology and Geology Bilingual
Science of the land and environment Spanish
Chemistry Bilingual
Physics Bilingual
Biology Bilingual
Art Bilingual
Drama Bilingual
Physical Education Bilingual
Computer programming English
Industrial technology Spanish
Technical drawing Bilingual
Mathematics Spanish
Mathematics for social sciences Spanish

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