CURRICULum GUIDE

BISC - South Loop combines both the English and international curricula to personalize learning to every student’s needs. This means we can challenge and support them in a way that helps them thrive.

The National Curriculum for England “spirals,” meaning students revisit concepts every year, and lay the foundations for a strong understanding of the world around them. The International Primary Curriculum is thematic which enables students to make connections across subjects and provides a clear structure for them to become fully engaged.

Primary and Middle School are great times for children to take intellectual risks and discover what they’re passionate about.

By High School, students begin to specialize by choosing subjects according to their interests or future plans while still keeping their classes broad and balanced. This unique course gives students the best possible preparation for college or university, opening the door to their top-choices and a successful future.

EARLY YEARS
  • EARLY YEARS
  • primary
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • Lower High School
  • Upper High School

EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM

Our schools offer rigorous, internationally-recognized curricula and qualifications including the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate. We believe that this provides your child with a global education passport, equipping them to study anywhere in the world.
National Curriculum for England
At South Loop we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, giving your child an excellent start to school life and developing a lifelong love of learning.
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PRIMARY CURRICULUM

Our schools offer rigorous, internationally-recognized curricula and qualifications including the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate. We believe that this provides your child with a global education passport, equipping them to study anywhere in the world.
International Primary Curriculum
The International Primary Curriculum is designed to teach students how to develop subject knowledge and sharpen their sense of the world around them.
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Middle School CURRICULUM

Our schools offer rigorous, internationally-recognized curricula and qualifications including the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate. We believe that this provides your child with a global education passport, equipping them to study anywhere in the world.
National Curriculum for England
Key stage 3 begins in Middle school, where students continue to develop their skills and knowledge in a stimulating and challenging learning environment.
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Lower High School CURRICULUM

Our schools offer rigorous, internationally-recognized curricula and qualifications including the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate. We believe that this provides your child with a global education passport, equipping them to study anywhere in the world.
National Curriculum for England
Key stage 4

At age 14 students move into key stage 4 as they prepare for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams at age 16.

IGCSEs are a set of exams designed for students aged 14–16, although they can be taken at any age. They are a sturdy launchpad for any student’s future as they forge a pathway to either A levels, or the IB Diploma.

<strong><strong>Curriculum Guide

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Upper High School CURRICULUM

This two-year globally recognized course encourages the development of students’ wellbeing and rationality, and prepares them to participate in a global society. 

The IB Diploma qualification is widely recognized by the world’s top universities and grounded in the philosophy that students should apply critical thinking skills to the world around them. 
16 to 18 years old
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
This two-year globally recognised course encourages the development of students’ wellbeing and rationality, and prepares them to participate in a global society.

The IB Diploma qualification is widely recognised by the world’s top universities and grounded in the philosophy that students should apply critical thinking skills to the world around them.
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Promo academics

Globally recognized qualifications and highly trained teachers

We know every student is different. Our teachers nurture the individual strengths of each child, building pathways to the world's best universities and colleges through excellent results in internationally recognized qualifications.

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