One of the top sport schools in Malaysia, our PE programme is packed with team and individual activities, which are delivered in line with the renowned English National Curriculum.
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PE and school sport at BSKL

At the British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL), we offer one of the most varied and dynamic school sport programmes in Malaysia.



The BSKL primary PE curriculum runs from pre-nursery to Year 6 and is based on the English National Curriculum. Our aim is to foster an enthusiasm for sport and fitness through positive PE experiences.


Pre-nursery, nursery and reception (2 to 5-year-olds)

Children learn through exploration, experimentation, and play. Our students are introduced to a broad curriculum, which includes: simplified elements of gymnastics, ball skills, athletics, and yoga. They grow in confidence and competence in a range fundamental movements as we lay the building blocks on which to build more complex skills in later years.


Key Stage 1 (5 to 7-year-olds)

In Years 1 and 2, children develop coordination, running, jumping, agility, and throwing skills. These are contextualised through a variety of sports to help children understand their importance and concept of transferable skills. Students compete as an individual or work with their peers as they begin to learn to win, lose, and compete with sportsmanship and integrity.


Key Stage 2 (7 to 11-year-olds)

Our Year 3 students transition from learning developmental to technical skills. Students enjoy a wider range of sports and learn the basic skills to play. They also begin to collaborate and compete in teams.


In Year 4, students further develop their technical understanding. Sports increase in complexity between Years 3 and 4, moving from short tennis to badminton, for example. Students become more aware of their role within a team through small sided-games.


In Years 5 and 6, students refine their technical skills and are challenged to apply them to competitive play. Self, peer, and group analysis is used as part of our Assessment For Learning (AFL) policy, which encourages students to manage their own progress and become independent learners.



Curriculum outcomes

Our desired outcome is that every student who graduates from BSKL has the confidence and level of physical competence to remain involved in some form of physical activity or exercise for the remainder of their adult life.


Curriculum aims

A high-quality PE curriculum inspires our students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.


The national PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:  


The PE curriculum can be found here.



The core values we assess at BSKL are:


A breakdown of the grade boundaries can be found here.


Importance of assessment

Assessment is a key component of education because it helps our students learn. When they're able to see how they're doing in class, they're able to determine whether or not they understand what they were taught. Assessment can also motivate students to improve on the skills and qualities they have been developing.


House sports

Every year, BSKL students take part in Inter-House sports days and swimming galas, giving them the chance to experience competition, sportsmanship, and team spirit. Inter-House competitions are an important part of BSKL school life and are renowned for being lively events!



Competition activities are age-appropriate. Our younger students demonstrate motor skills such as throwing, catching and jumping, while our older students take part in more direct competition in track and field events.



Our secondary students compete in a variety of House sports throughout the year, including, football, tag rugby, volleyball, rounders, track and field, and more.


Current parents can access all the house sports events and dates on the parent app. 


School records


Primary School Athletics Record

Secondary School Athletics Record


Primary School Swimming Record

Secondary School Swimming Records

Learn more about the BSKL Lions sports teams here