British International School, Shanghai
The British International School, Shanghai was opened in 2002 to meet
the needs of British and expatriate parents who wish their children
to receive a British education. The English National Curriculum is
used, adapted to reflect the needs of the international setting and
600 Cambridge Forest New Town, 2729 Hunan Road, Pudong, Shanghai,
Tel: (+86) 21 5812 7455
Fax: (+86) 21 5812 7465
International, UK , curricula.
220 students, 3-18 yrs.
The British International School, Shanghai has three sections.
In the Foundation classes, (Nursery and Reception 3-5 years), the
curriculum concentrates on basic pre-writing, practical number and
reading skills. There is interaction through stories, songs and
discussions with the children's teachers. Reading and language development
receive priority. The UK Foundation Stage Curriculum, based on the
six areas of learning, is used.
In the Primary classes, (Key Stage 1 and 2, 5-11 years), a more
formal structure ensures that children develop their potential in
all areas of the National Curriculum, but especially in the core
subjects. In Key Stages One and Two the children are taught mainly
by the class teacher, making use of cross-curricular topics embracing
not only the core subjects but also art, design, technology, geography,
history, information and communication technology, music, personal,
social and health education, physical education. Chinese and French
are also taught at appropriate levels depending upon the child's
fluency in these languages.
In the Secondary classes, (Key Stage 3, 4 and 5, 11-18 years),
there is specialist teaching in all subject areas. Core subjects
are English, mathematics and science with the foundation subjects
of art, geography, history, music, French, Chinese, information
technology, PE and PSHE.
The British International School, Shanghai tests at the end of
Key Stages using the UK Statutory Assessment Tests and all children
receive an entry baseline assessment. Children from Year 3 are tested
regularly with other UK standardised tests so parents may make comparisons
of their child's potential and achievement. In Years 10 and 11 the
pupils are prepared for the IGCSE and GCSE examinations in eight
to ten of the above subjects. Year 12 and 13 pupils will be prepared
for A-levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma and university
The British International School, Shanghai currently occupies a
modern, purpose-built primary school building and a new, architect-designed,
fully equipped and resourced secondary school will be opening on
an adjacent site in September 2004. The campus is situated on a
quiet and clean residential complex and has the benefit of a pollution
free environment. Outside there are pleasant grounds and play areas.
To ensure that the British International School, Shanghai truly
reflects a British school, it has been extensively resourced from
UK. The classrooms have been designed to provide a light and airy
comfortable environment. The sports hall is equipped with PE material
to supplement outdoor sports facilities and the primary school also
has a Library, ICT Lab, science lab, art room and music room.
The teachers are recruited from the UK. Each teacher is fully qualified
and experienced. Classroom teachers are UK trained and National
Curriculum experienced graduates. Approximately 50% of the students
are British and European, with the other 50% representing 16 different