Currently, private international schools are seen as a worthy alternative to traditional public schools. In the article, we will talk about the main advantages of such education and what contribution international education programmes make to the development of children.

Special features of International Schools

International programmes

Starting a conversation about international schools, it is important to note that these educational institutions offer educational services for international programs.

If parents want their children to study abroad, the availability of such programmes is a great advantage.

The British International School offers education in the international programme in English for children from 3 to 18 years old, as well as pre-university A-level and International Baccalaureate programmes. The results are recognised as entrance exams in many higher education institutions, not only in the UK, but also in more than 165 countries around the world.

International accreditations

Another important feature of such schools is international recognition and accreditation by leading educational organisations in Europe and the world.

The British International School is accredited by the Council of International Schools (COBIS), which is a clear confirmation of compliance with high British and international educational standards, as well as evidence of the compliance of the curriculum with the English National Curriculum.

In addition, schools 2 and 9 were rated by the COBIS accreditation board with the highest score across all criteria.

Other benefits

Efficient educational programmes

The British International School offers two educational programmes: Russian in accordance with the Federal Educational Standard and International in accordance with the English National Curriculum, after which students receive an International Certificate of Secondary General Education.

In secondary school, students usually study from 5 to 14 subjects, including English, a foreign language of choice, mathematics, science, computer technology and others.

This is the last stage of compulsory general education in UK schools, so students take final written exams. Successful passing of exams opens up the possibility of studying at the A-level or IB Diploma programme.

You can learn more about the results of British International School graduates by clicking on the link https://bismoscow.com/education/achievement/

Foreign languages

Studying at an international school, children develop their communication skills and their level of foreign language proficiency. After all, education is conducted entirely in a foreign language by native teachers.

At the British International School, we introduce English into the curriculum from the age of 3 in the international department and from 4 years in the Russian program. At first, children learn in a playful way, and then gradually move on to more serious exercises and topics.

The high results of our students in international language exams (Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL) prove the effectiveness of teaching methods.

In addition to English, the school has a second foreign language to choose from. At the British International School, students can study French, German and Spanish.

Foreign teachers

Qualified specialists from the UK, other English-speaking countries and Russia with extensive work experience work on the international BIS programme. All of them are experts in preparation for IGCSE, A-level and IB.

Modern approaches in education

At the British International School in the classroom, students often create and defend their own projects and presentations instead of the tests we are used to. The lessons use game materials, video presentations and even virtual technologies so that children are happy to perceive information and new material, to be able to use it correctly in a suitable situation, and not just memorise topics.

Multicultural environment

Our school has students from over 50 nationalities.

In the classroom and outside, they communicate with each other and learn more about the culture and values ​​of other peoples, which develops a sense of tolerance and broadens their general horizons.

In addition to classes at the British International School, we organize holiday events and international weeks. Children dress up in traditional costumes and talk about the customs and traditions of their country.

Additional opportunities for students

The British International School boasts a large selection of extracurricular activities. Throughout the year, we also organize children's performances, concerts, field trips, which allow students to express themselves in a variety of areas and go beyond the curriculum.

In addition, the British International School has more than 20 clubs to choose from:

In conclusion, it should be noted that with such preparation of an international programme and with additional opportunities for extracurricular life, it becomes much easier and easier for students to integrate into university life abroad and start a dialogue in a foreign language in the future.