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  • The Leading Bilingual International School in Vietnam

    We are proud to be the only bilingual school in Ho Chi Minh City that is fully accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools).

    BVIS HCMC The Leading Bilingual International School in Vietnam

  • Confident and Independent Learners 

    Graduating with a global perspective in their learning and a great sense of pride in their heritage, our students are well-equipped to pursue their passions and ambitions wherever they choose to go.

    BVIS HCMC students are confident and independent learners 

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    Our experienced, highly-qualified teachers ignite creativity and a love of learning in every student.

    BVIS HCMC's teachers are experienced, highly-qualified

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    The internationally recognised British style curriculum coupled with traditional Vietnamese learning styles makes our school unique and a very special learning environment.

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Years 12 & 13 - KS5 Curriculum

We call this Key Stage 5. During these years we offer a range of courses which are tailored to the needs and aspirations of the individual students. Most study for A Levels which are considered the gold standard of academic excellence and are accepted by all top ranking universities around the world.

In Years 12 and 13 students study for A Level qualifications in specific subjects.  These are internationally recognised qualifications which follow a syllabus set by an exam board in the UK. This board also write and mark the final examinations which take place in May and June every year. Passing grades are awarded in the range A* to E. 

In most subjects students will sit an examination for an AS Level qualification in year 12 and then the final A Level examination in year 13. Examinations in some subjects such as chemistry or drama also include practical work which counts towards the final grade. Most students will take three or four A Level courses.

Currently BVIS offers A levels in Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Physical Education (PE) and Physics.  

Additional subjects may be offered in the future.

Students who have taken A Levels do very well at our campus.  They are very well-prepared for our curriculum and we find that they have a lot of confidence, but also that they have a good deep subject knowledge, and the ability to think critically and well. Mr. Stuart Schmill - the Dean of Admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Benefits of A Levels

 

  • A Levels are an internationally recognised qualification which enables thousands of learners worldwide to gain places at leading universities every year. 
  • There are no compulsory subjects. Students choose the three or four subjects they like, are strongest in and which fit best with their future career and university plans. Students therefore focus on where their passion and aptitude lie rather than having to study a range of subjects which might be of no interest to them.
  • A Level courses teach students to think critically, gain deep subject knowledge, become confident independent learners and manage their time effectively, all of which prepares them well for university study. 
  • 4 year Universities around the world will often give academic credit for good (A&B) grade A Levels, thereby reducing the length of time a student will be in University.
  • They enable the development of strong academic English.

The value of A levels is nicely summed up by Stuart Schmill the Dean of Admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, currently the top ranked university in the world, who writes:

"Students who have taken A Levels do very well at our campus.  They are very well-prepared for our curriculum and we find that they have a lot of confidence, but also that they have a good deep subject knowledge, and the ability to think critically and well.”