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  • DID YOU KNOW?

    We just opened new Early Years Centre adjacent to the main school building at Peknikova.

    EYC

  • Truly International

    We have students from over 50 different countries at our school, making us a truly international family.

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  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Dedicated, motivated and highly professional, all of our staff at The British International School Bratislava are here to ensure that every child thrives.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    We focus heavily on academic rigor and achieving great results, but also encourage our students to develop their own individual skills and interests meaning that every child thrives.

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  • High Quality Learning

    Our passion is education. We help to prepare young people of all ages to embrace the challenges that life brings and the international global society in which their future lie.

    Students

  • Start your journey with us

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too!

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  • Unique Opportunities

    We enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond the ordinary.

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Understanding the English National Curriculum

The English National Curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). After completing IGCSE at Key Stage 4, our students move on to the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

  • Primary Assembly

Ages

Years Key Stage
2 - 4 Nursery & Reception Early Years Foundation Stage 
5 – 6 Year 1 – Year 2 Key Stage 1
7 – 10 Year 3 – Year 6 Key Stage 2
11 - 13 Year 7 – Year 9 Key Stage 3
14 – 15 Year 10 – Year 11 Key Stage 4
16 - 17 Year 12 – Year 13 International Baccalaureate
 
We think it’s important to educate the ‘whole child’. Personal, Social Health Education is part of this. We teach it at all Key Stages, equipping students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to take responsibility for themselves, show respect for others and develop self-awareness and confidence.
 
Our attentive class teachers and Learning Support department look out for students who need support or to be stretched a little more. We also give students complete support with university applications and careers advice.
 
From primary through to secondary level we nurture learning through child-centred approaches, technology and a variety of learning styles. We believe that children learn through doing so, and we always strive to deliver creative and interactive programmes of study which emphasize cross curricular and experiential learning. Even from Year 1 children are encouraged to take an active role in their own learning by setting personal targets and evaluating their own progress. We help them to develop the learning skills needed to become lifelong learners who can apply their critical thinking skills to increasingly diverse and challenging problem solving situations.
 
Teachers use a wide range of teaching methods and strategies to engage children, make lessons stimulating, and cater to the learning needs and styles of all learners. Within a single lesson the teacher will use many different strategies to suit the task, the stage of the lesson and the particular group of children. Lesson content and tasks may be differentiated to meet the different needs of learners within classes and across year groups, ensuring that all children are effectively challenged and able to learn at their own pace. Children will also be given the opportunity to learn in a range of grouping situations such as whole class, mixed ability or leveled groups, partner work or as individuals.

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