• Authentically International

    "International" is more than a label here. It is at the very core of everything we do and how we do it.

    Students coming to school in the morning

  • Transferable Curriculum

    A curriculum handpicked for its international focus and global recognition, culminating in the IB Program.

    Students at the British International School of Washington

  • Inspiring Each Other

    Our students will embrace your child with open arms. Our students inspire each other to succeed.

    IPC Curriculum- Walk in the woods

  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire excellence.

    Teacher and student at the British International School Washington

  • Your New Community

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one you and your child will feel at home with us.

    excited students at the British International School of Washington

  • Every Day is Different

    Your child will experience something new every day. Find out what's happening and connect with each other.

    Build a plane launch

  • Ask Anything

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

    A girl raises hand  for questions

Homework

We believe that the learning experience is a shared responsibility between children, parents and teachers. We work together with parents, enhancing the curriculum, to consolidate and extend experiences outside school.

  • Students working on homework together

Why Do We Set Homework?

Homework is used to reinforce and consolidate activities which have recently taken place in the classroom or to extend their learning.  It also gives parents an opportunity to become involved in the learning process.

How Will Homework Develop Your Child?

Teachers set regular homework in the different curriculum areas and this will usually involve key skills;

  • encouraging students to develop the habit of working on their own and to learn perseverance and self-discipline,
  • allowing students the chance to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom, 
  • introducing content which will then be dealt with subsequently in class,
  • allowing teachers to set extension work for those pupils who have covered the basic work quickly and consolidation work for other students.

Students may also be asked to undertake research work or special project assignments to link to their current area of study.  Students can therefore consolidate skills learned in school and further develop new skills at home.

How Can You Help Your Child at Home?

We encourage parents to be engaged with their child’s homework and ask questions about what they have learned.  Parents are encouraged to attend our Primary Maths and Literacy evenings and Secondary curriculum evenings for parents to find out how you can support their learning at home.

How much homework will your child be expected to do?

Year 1 - 2

20 minutes per school night

Year 3 - 4

40 minutes per school night. 20 minutes reading and 20 minutes of Literacy, Maths, and languages each week

Year 5 - 6

60 minutes per school night - 30 minutes reading and 30 minutes of  Literacy, Maths, and languages each week

Year 7

30 – 60 minutes weekly in Maths, English, Science, Languages, History and Geography. Project work in Music, Design and Technology, Art, Drama, and Information Technology

Year 8

45 - 60 minutes weekly in Maths, English, Science, Languages, History and Geography. Project work in Music, Design and Technology, Art, Drama, and Information Technology

Year 10 - 11

Minimum of 60 minutes per subject per week

Year 12 - 13

Minimum of 120 minutes per subject per week

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