• A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

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  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

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  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

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  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

    Secondary students in English class

  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

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  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

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European Languages

We have programmes to allow students to learn a range of European languages from an early age. Starting in Key Stage 2, aged 7, children can opt to study French, German or Spanish.

In Key Stage 2, children aged between 7 and 11 can choose to study French, German or Spanish as an additional language for two lessons each week, as well as continuing with their study of Chinese. They are taught by subject specialists, and have the chance to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Once they join the secondary school, students continue to study a European language alongside Chinese until they make IGCSE examination choices aged 14.  They then have the option to study a language at IGCSE, taking a formal examination aged 16.

We offer an extensive range of language options as part of our IB Diploma Programme, and this includes French, German and Spanish at a range of levels.  Students sometimes continue to study a language to a higher level, or sometimes choose to broaden their programme by choosing to start a new language as part of the International Baccalaureate's ab initio (from the beginning ) programme.  We help advise with all of this.

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