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  • A dual curriculum

    We are the only international school in the region to offer a dual British-Uzbek curriculum

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Secondary School

At Secondary School, students transition from child to adolescent and we support individual growth – both academic and personal. Student experience a breadth of learning and discover the subjects they are passionate about and the ones they find more challenging, requiring more effort and persistence. We give encouragement, provide focus, track development and offer a supportive and happy environment for students to thrive.

We nurture students to develop as independent learners to get the most out of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated and responsible for their own learning through organizational skills, developing confidence through public speaking, perfecting exam techniques building resilience, developing empathy, teamwork and leadership skills. In addition, students benefit from global perspectives, through our Student Council, student expeditions, Global Campus platform and international competitions.

From Year 7-9 students are encouraged to think critically, articulate their ideas persuasively, take risks, learn from mistakes, develop problem-solving skills, undertake project work, challenge themselves and explore individual interests as independent learners. 
During Year 10 and 11, students are prepared for the rigours of (I)GCSE exams. Students continue to learn English, Mathematics and Science whilst also specialising in subject areas which reflect their interests, strengths and aspirations. Students typically study between 8-10 IGCSEs depending upon their learning preference, which culminate in the IGCSE examinations.The courses students will follow are designed to engage and stimulate and students will have to rise to the many challenges they will face. Teaching will cater for a variety of learning styles, so for students who like to work independently or in a group, or those who like to read about things or prefer a more ‘hands-on’ approach, whatever their strengths, there will be opportunities for all.

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E-Learning

Learning is supported by up-to-date technology. Internet access is available throughout the school campus. Our secondary school students use a comprehensive eLearning toolkit to continue learning unhindered:

  • Microsoft Teams - A collection of collaborative tools protected within a school domain providing an endless array of creative and academic possibilities.
  • GCSE Pod- An innovative online resource designed to support students in their preparation for examinations.
Subjects

At KS4, all students study:

Optional Subjects include:

Each subject is taught by subject specialists who are passionate, inspirational and motivated to get the best out of every student.

Languages

Learning a foreign language provides a perfect opportunity to open up and learn about other cultures. A high-quality languages education fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. 

As an international school, we view the learning of language as particularly relevant in the modern world and therefore modern foreign languages is a key part of our curriculum. We are at the heart of Uzbekistan, a rapidly transforming area with a growing influence on Eastern Europe and the world at large. We recognise that an understanding of Uzbek culture and a command of the Russian Language will be invaluable assets for the future.

Students will be able to study Russian and may also choose other language options such as French and Korean. They can then continue to study language in Years 10 and 11 as an IGCSE.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – 9)

Students build upon knowledge and understanding gained during their early education whilst developing their proficiency in a wide range of subjects through the acquisition of key learning skills. They will study 11 different subjects including two modern foreign languages.

Lessons are taught by a series of subject specialists with the class tutor having the important pastoral role of coordinating all aspects of the students' academic and social development. The class tutor also delivers the Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) program which includes global citizenship and health education. We have high expectation of our students and each student's contribution is valued.

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 – 11)

Students work towards obtaining IGCSE qualifications offered by the Cambridge and Edexcel examination boards. The two-year IGCSE programme is academically rigorous, and recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Many of the subjects have specific international elements and content, developed by specialists to make the topics relevant to students worldwide.

Students undertake both core and optional subjects over a two year period. Core subjects such as English, Mathematics and Sciences are taken by all students while option subjects are chosen from option blocks. Students have a wide range of choices so that they are able, within boundaries, to tailor their learning to their interests while maintaining core subjects. Our students are expected to and have achieved far above national and international averages.

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Assessments

Assessments are an integral part of the learning process and include quizzes, practical tasks, presentations, projects or peer assessments. All are designed to shape student’s learning and to guiding them to fulfil their potential.

Sets

In most subjects, we organise students into sets of similar ability. This is an efficient way to encourage your child to become more confident within a subject by working at the level appropriate to their ability and in doing this, we enable them to be appropriately challenged and thrive. Movement within and across sets is normal as student’s progress over time and performance and is regularly reviewed.

Parent Teacher Consultations

We hold Parent Teacher Consultations (PTCs) twice a year and students are welcome to attend with their parents and participate in discussions that will benefit their learning. PTCs are a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers and discuss academic progress in specific subjects. Parents are also encouraged to contact the BST at any point should they have any concerns.

Reports

We issue an academic report three times a year; once per academic term. The report includes details of what a student has been learning, the current level of attainment in each subject, the results of any assessments completed during this period as well as an indication of the individual’s strengths and areas to improve. Tutor comments accompany a report at the beginning and end of the year for each student.

Tests and Exams

In addition to ongoing assessments, there are more formal tests that are undertaken at the end of learning units. Students in Year 10 sit internal formal exams in Term 3 while Year 11 sit mock exams in Term 2 in preparation for their final external exams in Term 3. In addition, we run standardised tests in Years 8 and 10 known as CAT 4. These tests require no preparation and results measure academic potential and offer a valuable insight for teachers to help set individual targets in specific subjects. Parents are also issued a summary report to help support their child.