An opportunity to explore what a British education looks like for students aged 1-18 on our South Lake Campus, with a range of activities led by our teachers. Register your interest today!

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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    Monika Howes

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    Nursery class at BSG

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

Primary School Curriculum at The British School Guangzhou

Our drive to encourage children to be academically inquisitive and take responsibility and initiative is what stands us apart from other primary schools in China. Our diverse primary school curriculum opens the door to a more structured phase of their schooling, as young students build the correct foundations for a successful future.  

We foster a personalised learning environment, giving our teachers the opportunity to invest their years of teaching experience in your child’s development. Under the guidance of our Nord Anglia team, children become truly global citizens, embark on a range of challenging extracurricular activities, and make lifelong friends. Learn more about one of the finest primary school curricula in China, including core subjects, learning goals and tracking your child’s progress. 

  • Primary students studying
  • Primary class
  • Primary specialist science class
  • Primary violin lesson

Our Primary School is made up of two 'Key Stages':

  • Key Stage One (KS1) 

          - Year 1 & 2 (5 to 7 years old students)

  • Key Stage Two (KS2)

- Years 3 to 6 (7 to 11 years old students).

Learning goals for primary school students

Our curriculum promotes four aspects of achievement:

  • The ability to express oneself in oral and written form and, where appropriate, to remember facts accurately and use them constructively.
  • The ability to apply knowledge through practical tasks, problem solving, investigation skills, and the use of oral and written language.
  • The development of personal and social skills, such as the ability to work with others and take on a leadership role within a group.
  • The development of confidence that comes through self-discipline and the commitment to learn and persevere even when tasks seem difficult.

Our major subjects and areas of learning are as follows:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Music
  • History
  • Geography
  • Chinese
  • Digital Lteracy
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)
  • PE (Physical Education)
  • Art
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL))

How we assess and track progress at the primary school level

All Key Stage One and Two pupils have a baseline assessment at the start of the academic year.

Using this information, teachers predict students' attainment for the end of the year and help set individual targets for English and Numeracy. 

These targets are shared with parents and students then work towards them in class. Gifted and talented students can also be identified at this point, as can those students who need to join support programmes.

As the year progresses, we assess your child in the following ways:

  • Observing them working in their ability groups
  • Asking them questions or giving them complex problems or tasks to solve
  • Looking at their completed work
  • End of unit assessments - i.e., after finishing a science unit of work on light
  • External UK-based assessments (linked to the UK National Curriculum)
  • Regular online assessments using a formative assessment program

At regular intervals throughout the term, teachers are asked to review each student's attainment. This is where patterns and trends are identified. Teachers will then create individual support plans to ensure each student makes optimal progress.


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