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:
Learners who enjoy learning, make progress and
Individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and
Citizens who make a positive contribution to
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
· 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.
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.
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
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.
At Key Stage 5 BSE pupils have the
opportunity to sit for the International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. This
is particularly essential for BSE pupils who are looking to apply for outstanding
universities throughout the world.