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  • A Premium Education

    We provide a rigorous but nurturing environment in which our students will become active and capable citizens of tomorrow.

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    Learning to learn and developing study skills to make our students lifelong learners is a key focus as BIS Hanoi

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    Our teams are strong and innovative, constantly re-visiting ways of bringing the curriculum to life.

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Key Stage 3

The curriculum and teaching in Key Stage 3 at the British International School Hanoi reflects the fact that these are the first three years of Secondary school. All subjects are taught by specialist teachers and a more analytical approach to learning is expected.

Our curriculum at Key Stage 3 has roots in the British tradition of scholarly excellence. Upon on these foundations we have embedded international mindedness, in addition to other key 21st century skills, which we believe sets us apart and fully prepares students for the IB and future success. Our aim is to inspire original and creative thinking in our students, whom we want to fully engage with their learning by being able to use the tools of enquiry and reflection.   

British International School Hanoi End of Year Assembly

The KS3 curriculum is built to offer our students a balanced and broad range of subjects from the opportunity to learn languages, deepen knowledge of the world, experience a vibrant sporting programme and expand their creativity through the arts. We also strongly believe that all students should have the chance of participating in opportunities that allow them to flourish and expand their potential. Therefore through Nord Anglia we are able to offer the unique offerings of Juilliard for our performing arts and MIT for our computing and technology strands.  A further key outcome of our curriculum is the development of caring,  global citizens through the expectation of service to our local community and the encouragement to allow all students to place this service within a global context.

Please see the document below for further information on the opportunities available within each subject:

At BIS we are committed to supporting students to become reflective and responsible global citizens, which have the skills to thrive in a 21st century global context. Globally we are in a period of time where technological development is moving forward at such a pace that we are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems, we don’t even know are problems yet.

In order to fully prepare our KS3 student to possess the appropriate skills for the future, many of our teaching professionals have been involved in reviewing our assessment model over the past 12 months.

Ways of

Our new model consists of three categories of Learning Ambitions:

  • Ways of Being
  • Ways of Thinking
  • Ways of Doing

This move promotes key academic skills in our KS3 students, as well as developing the key characteristics that are central to our focus on effort. Furthermore, all of these skills and characteristics have been chosen because they provide a direct link to the IB Learner Profile, a course that we hope our students achieve in during their academic career with us. The level of your child’s performance in each of the ‘Ways Of’ strands, will be assessed using the four ‘Be Ambitious’ assessment statements that you may be familiar with :

  • Exceeding
  • Expected
  • Developing
  • Supported 

Ways of Being covers the development of our students to become effective communicators, risk-takers and caring individuals.

KS3 Ways of Being

Ways of Thinking provides opportunities for our students to become outstanding inquirers who can think at a deeper level, whist being reflective about their learning.

KS3 Ways of Thinking

Ways of Doing refers to the skills required for your child to perform academically at each subject level.  It will incorporate their performance in PCTs, in-class tasks, homework and any learning activities which are set by the class teacher.


The breadth of skill development facilitated through our ‘Ways of Doing’ is collated in the table below.  We believe that it is this wide-ranging combination of skills and knowledge will ensure your child is equipped to become a highly successful 21st century citizen. 

KS3 Curriculum

In the links below you will find a detailed breakdown of the way your child will be assessed using the subject ‘Ways of Doing’.  Please use these as a tool to support your child, significant reference will be made to these documents in lessons, in teacher feedback and in conversations and parent evenings.