Curriculum

Curriculum

In the Primary School (from Nursery to Year 6), at two of our campuses in Kyiv we offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). In Dnipro we offer a program in line with the IB Primary Years Programme.

IB PYP for children 3-12 years of age was created in 1997 and is now used by 1472 state, private and international schools in 109 countries worldwide. It prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.

Students study traditional disciplines of learning such as English and other languages, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Social Studies, Physical Education, and various Arts forms. The PYP ensures that students connect to concepts and knowledge that have global significance through its six trans-disciplinary themes:

  • who we are
  • where we are in place and time
  • how we express ourselves
  • how the world works
  • how we organise ourselves
  • how we share the planet.

From Years 7 – 9 The British International School in Ukraine provides a curriculum in line with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3. During these years students will be expected to study English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, ICT, Foreign Language (French, German or Russian), Music, PE, Art and PSHE.

At the end of Year 9 students are assessed using the Cambridge Checkpoint exams. In years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4) students are prepared for the Cambridge IGCSE exams. English language, English literature, Math, Science, Geography or History, ICT and Foreign Language (French, German or Russian) are all compulsory subjects for all children at IGCSE.

From Years 12-13 students at Kyiv Pechersk campus can study IB Diploma Programme. It is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students.