• 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

IB Programme

Universities worldwide respect the IB Programme as a challenging and desirable qualification and look for this credential on transcripts.

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The IB Diploma Programme is a demanding academic programme, widely recognized to be the most challenging course of study currently available to students between 16 and 18 years of age and highly valued by universities throughout the world.

Scored out of 45 points, the IB Diploma programme requires students to take six subjects:

  • A literature-based course
  • A world language course
  • A social science
  • An experimental science
  • A mathematics course
  • An elective: these may include visual arts, theatre arts, geography, history business management, economics, psychology, a second experimental science, a second language, and more

Three of the six subjects are normally studied at a higher level (in courses representing 240 teaching hours). The remaining three are studied at standard level (representing 150 teaching hours).

In addition, students must also complete three additional requirements:

  • The Extended Essay: A 4,000-word independent, primary research paper on a topic related to one of the six subjects being studied
  • Theory of Knowledge: A critical thinking course combining philosophy and reasoning
  • Creativity, Action and Service: Alongside their academic studies students complete a range of extracurricular activities within 18 months based around Creativity, Action, and Service

The British International School of Houston teaches the IB as a core programme at Post-16 level, and teachers and staff have inspired students to exceptional success. For five consecutive years, BISH students have achieved an average of 35 points in the IB Diploma programme with record results of 37 points for the past two years, 7 points higher than the global average of 29.8 points. Some students have achieved scores of 44, putting them among the top 1% in the world. BISH graduates excelling on the course have been accepted into renowned institutions such as West Point, Cornell, Imperial College London, and the University of Durham.

 

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