• Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

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  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

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  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

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  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

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  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

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  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

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    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

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Developing Our Music Curriculum With The Juilliard School

The British School of Guangzhou launched The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme on 17th April at a special event with Juilliard School guests and alumna.

  • Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme Launch
  • Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme Launch

The Vision

The vision for the collaboration is to inspire and equip Nord Anglia students with the skills, curiosity and cultural literacy to engage with performing arts throughout their lives. 

Initially, the Programme will be launched in ten inaugural schools with an embedded music curriculum in September; eventually it also will incorporate Drama and Dance curricula across all of the Nord Anglia Education schools. 

The innovative music curriculum will enhance our current curriculum to enable all students from Early Years through to Year 13 to embrace new ways of musical creativity and learning. The curriculum is focused on a Juilliard-curated repertoire of key works that open the doors to the exploration of a range of genres, historical periods, cultural origins and styles. 

Through the exploration and deeper understanding of the arts, students will be able to discover their own connections between many aspects of their lives. With the development of students’ cultural literacy, they will gain insights into how the arts, society and different cultures influence each other.

Developing the curriculum

The curriculum development team includes music curriculum specialists from The Juilliard School as well as members of Nord Anglia’s Education Team and a number of music heads and teachers from across Nord Anglia’s schools. The team has held a number of inspirational, challenging and productive meetings to define the key concepts of the curriculum, resources and, most importantly, the content of repertoire.

To support the exciting curriculum, Juilliard is creating a ‘Toolbox’ of resources containing a wealth of materials designed to enhance teaching and learning. 

Running concurrently to the key works repertoire is the philosophy that music theory can and should be taught through keyboard skills from an early age.  The concept of teaching from year one upwards using keyboards as a medium will be an exciting new challenge for many schools and resources to support this are being developed by Juilliard faculty member, Dr. Michael Shinn, the head of the School’s keyboard studies programme.

Juilliard is also developing a comprehensive training programme to support Nord Anglia’s music teachers in delivering the new curriculum. Over the summer, the inaugural schools’ Heads of Music / music departments will participate in the course which will be delivered by Juilliard’s team in New York.

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