As a Cambridge International School, BIS offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Grades 9-10. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum where learners develop a strong understanding of the subject they study, acquire skills in research, creative thinking, critical thinking and problem solving, giving them an excellent foundation for further study.

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Cambridge Learners

Confident in working with information and ideas of their own and those of others, they are ready to take intellectual risks. They are keen to explore and evaluate ideas and arguments in a structured, critical and analytical way.

Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others, taking ownership of their learning, setting targets and insisting on intellectual integrity. Learners are collaborative and supportive.

Reflective as learners themselves, developing their ability to learn, developing awareness and strategies to be lifelong learners.

Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges, welcoming new challenges and meeting them resourcefully, creatively and imaginatively. They are capable of applying their knowledge and understanding to solve new and unfamiliar problems. They can adapt flexibly to new situations requiring new ways of thinking.

Engaged intellectually, professionally and socially, ready to make a difference, learners are alive with curiosity, embody a spirit of enquiry and want to dig more deeply. They are keen to learn new skills and are receptive to new ideas. They work well independently but also with others.

Learning and Teaching

Active Learning Approach
Learning is not only about the content, but is also about the process, making it engaging and intellectually exciting. Students take a central role in their own learning, preparing them better for both higher education and for the workplace. Analytical skills also help students to be better at problem solving and applying their knowledge. Students become ‘lifelong learners’.

Differentiated Learning
Teachers adapt their teaching methods to suit needs of differently-abled students for their current level of understanding and performance, by providing appropriate learning activities, support and assessment, so that all students in the group can learn effectively.

Experiential Learning
This engages learners through direct experience of authentic problems and challenges. It is supported by focused reflection as a means of developing skills, acquiring knowledge and developing positive attitudes. A variety of approaches are adopted including collaborative group work, investigations, practical experiments, fieldwork, projects, seminars, workshops, subject-specific camps, educational tours and presentations in addition to direct instruction and diligent practice.

Creativity, Technology and Innovation
Creative processes involve time and collaboration. Using a flipped classroom approach for example, where learners prepare content and do written exercises preparing for lessons in advance at home, allows teachers to plan for higher-level creative and critical thinking activities during class time. Students have access to up-to-date technology, tools and resources to enable quality learning. This helps them to develop a broad range of ICT skills in web designing, databases, programming and as well as impact of ICT on society.

Cambridge Global Perspectives is a unique, innovative and stimulating skills-based programme which discusses a range of global issues where there is always more than one point of view. This curriculum helps students at every stage of school education develop transferable skills, including critical thinking, research and collaboration.

Going Beyond Academics
Co-curricular activities are an integral part of a BIS students’ holistic education. They help them to discover their interests and talents while developing values and competencies that will prepare them for a rapidly changing world. Currently, co-curriculars offered are Yoga, Music, Drama and Robotics.

The school’s in-house UNIS is organised and run by the IBDP and ex-BIS students. This helps to prepare students for inter-school and international MUNs.

Student Government plays an important role in developing foundational competencies including self-understanding, communication, leadership, a sense of responsibility, health and wellbeing, confidence and intra- and inter-personal skills. They are responsible for all the school annual events which include the SG fete, Social, Talent show, NGO Fair, Inter-house competitions, Debates, Elocution and Sports events as well as the E-yearbook.

IGCSE Subjects offered

BIS offers a wide choice of subjects across Languages, Math, Sciences, Arts, Drama, Humanities and Technology giving the child depth and breadth through a foundation for further study. Students are thus prepared to progress to pre-university study through the International Baccalaureate Diploma offered in Grades 11-12.

BIS offers a group award called Cambridge ICE. This award acknowledges the achievements of students who pass the Cambridge IGCSE examinations in at least seven subjects chosen from five subject areas.