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• The English National Curriculum;
• IB Programme & A-Level (for children aged 16+);
• Russian Programme (school 5).
• Children may register from the age of 3 years and continue until they complete the IB programme or A-Level programme at the age of 18 years.
• Each Foundation Stage (3 to 5 years old) and Key Stage 1(5 to 7 years old) class has a full-time assistant;
• There is a full-time teaching assistant between every 2 classes in Key Stage 2 (7 to 11 years old);
• Children new to English receive extra support from qualified teachers in small ESL groups (English as a Second Language).
  • Over 65 nationalities are represented throughout our schools enabling us to deliver a truly international dimension to all that we do.
• Yes, given the international dimension of working in Moscow, families arrive throughout the year and if places are available we warmly welcome new families to our schools throughout the year.
• We strive to maintain a maximum number of 20 students in each class, although many of our classes have considerably less on roll.
• From Year 7 Key Stage 3 (11-18 years old) children begin to learn foreign languages (French, Spanish, German);
• Before Year 7 languages are taught as extra classes after school (clubs);
• The study of the Russian language is included in the program of the British department and is carried out from Year 1 to Year 13 (5-18 years). Classes are held twice per week.
• BISM is able to provide transport to and from its main sites. Please ask for details when applying for your child’s place at our school.
• At School 7, in Years 12 and 13, students study for A-levels;
• At School 3, in Years 12 and 13, students the IB programme;
• These are both pre-University exams in order to enter Universities around the world.
• Please see our University destinations page within ‘About Us’

• The Lomonosov Moscow State University;
• The MGIMO University;
• Higher School of Economics;
• The Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics.
• As a UK Department for Education British School Overseas school, we believe that in order to maintain high standards and a good quality of education, it is not possible to undertake 2 curriculums at the same time and complete them to a good standard;
• However, if the Russian exams (ОГЭ, ЕГЭ) need to be sat, then parents may organize this independently.
• It depends on the country, university and course they wish to study. For UK applicants they should make an application via the central admissions authority - UCAS. Application for American universities can be done via The Common Application programme or directly to the university. For other countries, a direct approach to the university is usually required.
• One of the most critical decisions to make when joining BISM in Year 12 is whether to study for Advanced levels or an IB Diploma. Both of these courses are popularly known as “university entrance” programmes, which are taken during a student’s last two years of school (Years 12 and 13), and are widely-accepted for entry into universities all over the world;

• In terms of taking you to university, which one is best? Well, we would say that depends on what type of student you are and what goals you have. According to the findings of the University Admissions Officers Report 2017, the International Baccalaureate diploma programme is better at encouraging a “global outlook” in students, while A-levels give students more “in-depth” expertise.
• Cambridge International Examinations;
• International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO);
• British Department for Education (BSO); 
• The Council of International Schools (CIS);
• The European Council of International Schools (ECIS);
• Department of Education of Moscow.
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