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    We provide international education to over 1,100 students ages 1-18. We are at the heart of our community, a hub for many expat families in living Beijing.

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    Through the Nord Anglia University we focus our teachers professional development to ensure that your child receives high quality teaching experience.

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    You will immediately recognise one of our students when you meet them by their evident respect for others, their intellectual and social confidence.

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    We are a high achieving school with excellent academic success. We believe in bringing out the best in every student of all abilities.

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    We teach the English National Curriculum, offer a German curriculum at primary level and IB Diploma for Years 12 & 13 students.

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Humanities and Psychology

Psychology, Economics and Business, Geography, History, Humanities,

  • Jim Hartland

    Jim Hartland

    Head of Psychology, Head of Year 9

    Jim Hartland

    I have been teaching in China for over 12 years at various different levels, from kindergarten, through middle school to university and business level English.  I joined BSB in 2008 and spent my first two years teaching English as an Additional Language – a course designed to help those students with weaker English to improve and access the curriculum. From this, I moved into mainstream English before setting up and running our Psychology department which is now well established.

    I completed my Honours degree in Psychology and English at Worcester University and went on to take my PGCE here in Beijing. I am due to finish my Masters in Psychology in February 2019 after completing my research project ton culture and risky behavior.

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  • Andrew James Brigstock (3)

    Andrew Brigstock

    Head of Humanities, Teacher of Economics and Business

    Andrew Brigstock

    I have a BA (Hons) in Business Economics and gained my PGCE from the University of Warwick in 2005. After teaching GCSE and A-Level courses at a Secondary Modern school in Buckinghamshire, England for 2 years I decided to spread my wings. 

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  • Amberdawn Michelle Moore

    Amberdawn Moore

    History Teacher

    Amberdawn Moore

    I earned my Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Also, I hold  a Master’s in History, with specialisations in U.S. Foreign Policy and Race Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Additionally, I have a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction, from Texas A&M University in College Station.

    I have been involved in secondary and/or post-secondary education, in various capacities, for more than two decades now. Throughout my career, I have taught various secondary classes based on the American curriculum, IGCSE and the IB Diploma programme. Additionally, I have taught undergraduate history and was the co-ordinator of a secondary social studies teacher education program at a regional university in the United States. After six years of teaching in Europe, I am looking forward to joining the BSB family and getting to explore Asia.

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  • Christopher David Planchant s

    Chris Planchant

    Head of Year 10, Geography Teacher

    Chris Planchant

    I was born and brought up in Swansea, South Wales described by Dylan Thomas as an “ugly, lovely town”, which sums the area up perfectly.  On completion of my A-levels at eighteen I went to Liverpool John Moores University. Here I studied a Bachelor of Science in Geology and attained a 2:1 with honours in 2004.

    At school and throughout my younger years I had always immersed myself in a variety of sports.  I became very good at rugby. On completing my academic studies I decided to pursue the sport I loved and I was lucky enough to play professionally for several teams including North Otago in New Zealand and the Doncaster Knights in England. My career lasted until 2010 when I suffered a serious knee injury that put an end to my full-time rugby career.

    The injury paved the way for my teaching career. I had always harboured ambitions to become a teacher having been taught by some truly inspirational people during my childhood who always encouraged me to follow my dreams and taught me the importance of a good education.  I became a qualified teacher in 2012 through the Graduate Teaching Program in South Yorkshire. Here I successfully taught Geography and Geology to A-level and was rapidly promoted to second in department in Geography and Head of Geology.

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  • Cory D Moss

    Cory Moss

    Humanities Teacher (Geography Years 7 & 8, TOK & CAS Years 12 ...

    Cory Moss

    I am a well versed and experienced educator from the United States of America encompassing 10 years of experience in the field of education. I obtained my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Albany State University, Albany, Georgia(USA). I have served in many capacities in and out of the instructional classroom (i.e. College Admissions Specialist & Technology Integration Coordinator).

    I took the decision to come to BSB Shunyi as a leap of faith. Wanting a relevant and rigorous community of educators, I knew that BSB Shunyi is where I needed and wanted to continue and develop my skills and knowledge as an educator. I am excited to embark upon this new journey at BSB Shunyi and I look forward to developing Global Citizens to contribute as informed leaders in a future world of development.  

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  • Nick Bourne

    Nick Bourne

    History Teacher, Exams Officer, International Award Coordinato...

    Nick Bourne

    I joined the British School of Beijing in 2007. Besides teaching History and Geography, I am also the Exams officer,  the International Award / Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator and an IB CAS supervisor. My degree is in History and Politics from Sheffield University and I did my PGCE at Liverpool University. BSB is my 4th international school. Before coming to China I have taught History in schools in the UK, Kenya, Singapore, Oman and the USA. The English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma are the areas of experience that I have acquired.

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