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  • A Global Family

    We come from over 50 different countries, and leave for some of the best universities around the world.

    Global Family at British International School Houston

  • Personalized Education

    We offer inspiring education designed to nurture your child’s strengths, with one of the broadest post-16 curricula in North America.

    Reading at British International School Houston

  • Outstanding Teaching

    Our exam results are well above the global average, thanks to our inspiring and dedicated teachers.

    Staff at British International School Houston

  • Exceptional Individuals

    Your child will grow into a considerate, confident adult, ready to explore a world of opportunities.

    Confident Student at British International School Houston

  • Join Our School

    We’re a warm and welcoming community, and make parents and children feel like they’re part of something special.

    Warm Community at British International School Houston

  • Every Day is Different

    Catch up on the latest news and find out what we’re doing to brighten up your child’s school day.

    Happy Students at British International School Houston

  • Get in Touch

    We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and answering your questions

Our Curriculum for Ages 14 to 16

Students prepare for Post-16 study on an academically rigorous, two-year specialized programme.

  • Student Learning

Internationally-respected, the International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the most academically challenging course currently on offer to 14-16 year old students worldwide.

A continuation of the English National Curriculum, the full two-year programme features a combination of coursework and exam work. Students are required to independently prepare and monitor their own progress and study several subjects in depth. They must also demonstrate competency in reading and writing.

Students will generally take ten courses and upon passing are awarded qualifications in a full range of subjects. Top universities around the world look to these qualifications as an extra benchmark of performance when considering applications.

While examinations in American schools may vary depending on the state and curriculum, the IGCSEs provide a mark of quality which is understood and appreciated globally.

All British International School of Houston students take courses in:

  • English Language, Literature and Media Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • At least one foreign language (French or Spanish)
  • At least one social science (History or Geography)

Two electives are chosen from a range of options for the remaining subjects. Additional classes can be taken in:

  • Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology

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