How old is the school?
The British College of Brazil(BCB) first opened in 2011 under The British Schools Foundation, before joining the Nord Anglia Education family in December 2017.
Teaching and Curriculum
What qualifications do your teachers have?
We only hire highly qualified teachers with several years’ experience. All teachers have Qualified Teacher Status such as a degree in teaching or a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the UK or an equivalent qualification from their country of origin. The majority of our teachers are native English speakers.
What curriculum do you teach?
We offer the English National Curriculum (British Curriculum) with an international focus. Secondary examinations are IGCSE. The British College of Brazil is a candidate school* for the IB Diploma Programme.
Along with the English National Curriculum, our students learn Portuguese and Brazilian history, culture and geography.
The British College of Brazil offers double certification. By obtaining the Brazilian diploma, students are allowed to continue their studies in Brazil, as the school is fully certified by the Ministry of Education.
What are your class sizes?
Depending on the year group class size can vary between 16 - 22 children.
What foreign languages do you teach?
We teach Portuguese and Spanish (from secondary school).
Do you have teaching assistants?
We have highly qualified Teacher Assistants (TAs) within all of our primary classes.
How do you deal with children with limited English?
We have an excellent EAL (English as an Additional Language) programme to cater for children arriving with low levels of English. At BCB, in our English-speaking environment, children learn English incredibly quickly.
Do you have provisions for children with Special Education Needs?
As an inclusive school, we understand that not all children find it easy to learn. Our Learning Support department provides targeted assistance for children that need additional help. The teaching team is made up of specialist teachers with experience in this area. If you believe that your child needs this type of support, please contact us with your child's requirements so we can assess if we can help.