We follow the broad, balanced British curriculum, delivering an “Internationally British” education in English to children aged 3 to 18.
The rounded, results-focused British Education System is the most widespread curriculum taught in international schools across the world. It’s divided into five parts:
- Early Years
- Primary Education
- Secondary Education
- Sixth Form
- Higher Education.
We’re proud to be a leader in European international education and provide your child with skills and qualifications that drive success both at university and in their later life.
We shape students into creative, open-minded and thoughtful individuals.
Students are divided into Key Stages which support your child as they grow and develop:
Foundation 1 and 2: Ages 3-5
Your child learns through play and exploration.
We do all activities in English and purposely design them to assist their understanding of the world around them.
They take part in a selection of activities, including:
- Building with blocks
- Kicking a ball
- Developing reading and writing skills
This essential stage develops children socially, mentally and physically.
Years 1 and 2: Ages 5-7
Your child builds an educational foundation whilst continuing to explore.
We continue to encourage them to discover the world around them whilst beginning to help them understand what they see in words and numbers.
We teach reading, writing and counting skills in English, and introduce a more structured approach to learning.
Years 3 to 6: Ages 7-11
Our Junior Schools foster your child’s natural curiosity and encourage them to pursue their interests. We cover advanced maths and literacy skills and teach them how to apply these to subjects such as Science, History and Art.
Our assessment team works closely with students in Year 6 to make sure they transition smoothly to Senior School. We carry out assessments, which positively impact learning progress.
Years 7 to 11: Ages 11-16
We foster deeper understanding across the humanities, arts, sciences and languages as your child progresses through the Senior School.
They learn critical thinking, investigation and how to have rational thought processes.
In Year 11, your child will take GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in 8 to 10 subjects.
Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form): Ages 16-18
The final two years of school after GCSEs prepare your child for university and the start of their careers. They choose from five further programmes of study, all of which are recognised by universities around the world:
- A Levels
- IB Diploma Programme
- IB Career-Related Programme
- BTEC Qualifications
Whilst academic success is important, we strive to ensure that your child leaves BSN as a confident, well-informed individual, ready for their future as an “Internationally British” global citizen.
The majority of BSN students go to university upon leaving us, often attending further education in the UK, Netherlands, or the rest of the world.