From Years 7 – 9 The British International School in Ukraine provides a curriculum in line with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3. It is a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils
at the school and of society, and
- prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and
experiences of later life.
The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
During these years students are expected to study English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, ICT, Foreign Language (French, German or Russian), Music, PE, Art and PSHE. Children studying the Ukrainian Atestat will not study International History, PSHE and Study Skills.
At the end of Year 9 pupils are assessed using the Cambridge Checkpoint exams in English, Math and Science. These allow teachers and parents to assess a student’s readiness for Key Stage 4 and the IGCSE examinations.
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.
In addition to this, and depending on whether students are following the full International or Dual Curriculum program students can opt to take IGCSE Exams in, Drama or PE, Music and/or Art and for International program students only Business Studies.