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  • The British College of Brazil

    Our community is comprised of more than 38 different nationalities, brought together by common interests, internationalism, academic excellence.

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  • Ambitious global citizens, prepared to make a positive impact on our community.

    Our pupils are interested in the world. They are open minded and caring individuals who reflect on everything they do in order to contribute positively to the world they live in.

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    We recruit the best teachers to inspire your child to thrive in an ever-changing world!

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    A curriculum that encourages all students to be responsible global citizens, independent learners, and ambitious for themselves and others.

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English

English has a central role in both education and in society in general. At BCB, we believe a high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others.

Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature plays a key role in such development, while reading also enables pupils to acquire knowledge and build on what they already know. 

Throughout Secondary School at BCB, pupils are taught to appreciate and understand increasingly complex texts, including Shakespeare, 19th Century writers and modern novels. Carefully planned lessons to cater for the range of abilities in the classroom ensure that every child matters and that every child can achieve to the best of their ability.

Regular assessment ensures that students are consistently developing and improving on their skills, under careful teacher guidance and expertise.

Students are encouraged and guided to read often and to read widely. The English department believes that reading is not only a pleasure; it also enhances vocabulary and written skills.

Writing helps students to appreciate how language is used to create effects and they have fun learning how to respond to, and to write their own pieces of non-fiction and literature. 

Public speaking and presentation skills are frequently taught, ensuring that students are equipped to meet the changing demands of the modern world. 

By KS4, students will be effective communicators with insightful, critical minds, able to tackle the demands of the IGCSE and beyond.