KS3 (ages 11-14)
In KS3, students will study almost everything. We want them to get to grips with a wide range of subjects, to see what they are like when students study them as separate courses, taught by specialist teachers who are real enthusiasts for their own subjects.
The importance of Key Stage 3 at our school
The education offered in the Secondary School builds on the students' previous learning and knowledge from KS2. In KS3 lessons are taught by a series of subject specialists with the class tutor having the important pastoral role of coordinating all aspects of the pupils' academic and social development. The class tutor also delivers the PSHE program which includes global citizenship and health education. At BSB our expectation of our students are high - all participate in the learning process and each student's contribution to the school is valued.
Year 7 students become the youngest in this area of the school and those in Year 9 are on their way to becoming responsible adults.
It is our aim to help prepare students for the adult world and make them more independent and self-aware. Pupils are introduced to a wide range of subjects and studies and are encouraged to learn and think for themselves. Staff endeavour to give them confidence to join in, to ask questions and help others, laying the foundations for academic success at IGCSE and beyond. Students have the opportunity to study;
As in Britain, towards the end of Year 9, pupils at the British School of Beijing take Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) or National Curriculum Tests in English, Mathematics and Science. These tests are then sent to the UK for evaluation and marking.