The British National Curriculum

At BSE we implement the British National Curriculum for England & Wales. BSE pupils experience this curriculum through three broad aims, enabling young children to become:  

·   Successful Learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve

·   Confident Individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives

·   Responsible Citizens who make a positive contribution to society

The abilities of our pupils are developed and refined through the Curriculum’s six areas of learning. These areas capture the essential knowledge; key skills and understanding that pupils need to develop as they progress through their education. There are six areas of learning:

 

·     Understanding the arts : Developing creativity and imagination

·  Understanding English, communication and languages: Developing communication and language skills 

·  Historical, geographical and social understanding: Understanding how the past shapes the present and the future and how people, places and environments are interconnected

·  Mathematical understanding: Understanding mathematics and its use in everyday life

·  Understanding physical development, health and wellbeing: Understanding what makes a healthy, active and fulfilling life 

·  Scientific and technological understanding: Understanding the natural and made worlds and the relationship between science and technology

 

By developing best practice in teaching and learning our pupils undergo the British National Curriculum’s ‘Essentials for learning & Life’. Here we nurture the skills, attitudes and dispositions that our pupils need to become well-rounded individuals and lifelong learners. 

The Egyptian Ministry of Education (MOE) Curriculum

As we encourage our pupils to apply for universities overseas, we recognise that some of our pupils may wish to attend universities in Egypt. Accordingly we accommodate for pupils who wish to do so by following the Egyptian MOE requirements.

Alongside the British National Curriculum for England and Wales, the Egyptian Ministry of Education (MOE) curriculum for Arabic, Religion & Social Studies is implemented. BSE is thus recognised by the MOE as a British international school that is licensed to teach the Arabic, Religion and Social studies curriculum which ultimately lead to MOE official examinations.

At BSE we assert the importance of Arabic, Religion & Social Studies for Egyptian pupils. Our aim is to enable pupils to respect, appreciate and be proud of their language, religion and cultural heritage. It is our duty to develop our Egyptian pupils as well informed, proud Egyptian citizens.

Assessments & Examinations

In line with The British National Curriculum for England and Wales assessment requirements, BSE has invested in official assessments and examinations developed by the UK Qualifications & Curriculum Authority(QCA). BSE has obtained a QCA No which allows British schools to perform these examinations and assessments.

BSE pupils undertake Standardised Assessment Tasks (SATs) which all pupils sit for in schools across the United Kingdom. The results obtained from these assessments enable us to place pupils on the achievement UK National Average Scale, illustrating the achievement level each pupil has attained in comparison to a British child educated in the UK.

Furthermore at Key Stage 4 BSE pupils undergo International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examinations which are rapidly gaining higher status than GCSE’s, in UK universities and the private education sector.