Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Before you apply, please take a look at our entry requirements to ensure that your child meets them.

YEAR GROUPS

We find that children thrive in their correct class age groups. Our differentiated teaching accommodates students who need support and stretches the more able. We always keep children in their correct age band except when:

Age before 1st Sep

Year

Stage

3

Nursery

Foundation Stage

4

Reception

Foundation Stage

5

Year 1

Key Stage 1

6

Year 2

Key Stage 1

7

Year 3

Key Stage 2

8

Year 4

Key Stage 2

9

Year 5

Key Stage 2

10

Year 6

Key Stage 2

11

Year 7

Key Stage 3

12

Year 8

Key Stage 3

13

Year 9

Key Stage 3

14

Year 10

Key Stage 4

15

Year 11

Key Stage 4

16

Year 12

International Baccalaureate

17

Year 13

International Baccalaureate

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Nursery – Year 6

§  We admit children who don’t speak English up to Year 6

§  Our average class size is 20 students.

The British International School Bratislava (BISB) offers Nursery education to children from the age of 3 to 4 (ratio 1: 10). Children can join the Nursery throughout the school year once they have turned 3 years of age and provided places are available. 

§  Children are able to join the Reception class only if they turn 4 years of age before the start of new school year (1st September). Children, who will turn 4 years of age after 1st September, will remain in the Nursery class for a further full school year before starting the Reception.

§  Nursery parents can choose full-time attendance - from 08:05 – 15:00 (plus optional afterschool care Rockets club until 17:00pm, except on Fridays until 16:00pm) or part time 50% attendance.

Years 7–9

§  We will assess the ability of all students in English and Mathematics

§  Our average class size is 20 students. 

Years 10 – 13 (IGCSE and IBDP)

§  Students need to be advanced/proficient in English.

§  We will also asses the level of Mathematics

§  We’ll assess all students and will need evidence that they’ll be able to complete these demanding programmes

§  We’ll need to discuss whether we offer the appropriate subject choices

§  Year 10  average class size is 20 students. 

§  Our IGCSE classes are generally up to 22 pupils, our IB subject groups to 15. Waiting lists operate after this.  

CLASS ORGANISATION

Where there are two or more classes in a group, the schools’ policy is to organise the children to achieve as close a balance as possible, considering the following factors: language experience, nationality, ability and gender.

Parents can express their preference though do not have the option to make the final decision regarding their child’s class group or teacher. In all issues of child placement the school Principal’s decision is final.

LEARNING SUPPORT REGULATIONS

Our school has a Learning Support policy based on provision available. The acceptance of students with highlighted learning needs will be defined by the LS Coordinator. Parents not sharing full information regarding their child’s learning needs upon application put themselves at risk of losing the place once the child has joined the school if the school discovers it is not equipped to best assist and support the child’s development.

With younger children, who begin to display learning difficulties, after they have joined the School at an early age, we work with the parent to resolve these issues and we reserve the right to help find alternative school, if we are unable to support them from our own resources.

Year Group Chart

bisb_year-group-chart.pdf (219 KB)

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