4 Zsolna utca, 1125, Budapest
Our Key Stage 1 program provides students in Years 1 and 2 a strong foundation in academics, as well as regular opportunities to engage in performing arts activities.
Our focus is on encouraging students to fulfil their potential (and beyond) in the key areas of English, Maths, Science, Topic and the Arts – including music and drama, in a creative, exploratory way, which motivates children to apply themselves and offers them a variety of ways in which to learn.
BBIS is the only school in Hungary to offer both Spanish and German at this level, encouraging the students to become more globally aware, even at this young age.
Students also learn to value their fellow classmates, as they develop their communication and collaboration skills as they participate in group activities.
Rounded individuals also need physical exercise, in addition to brain stimulus, and BBIS makes the most of the excellent facilities at MOM sport, where children participate in group activities, as well as swimming.
Our Key Stage 2 program for Years 3 through 6 strives to encourage and assist students reach their potential while recognising that these students have different interests, strengths, and learning styles.
As well as focusing on academics, there is a strong emphasis on performing arts, with drama integral to our excellent English curriculum, which is delivered through engaging books as part of our CLPE program. Students are able to work independently, as well as participating in teams and groups to develop communication and collaboration skills.
Languages are taught throughout the year groups, with students able to select their desired language from Spanish and German.
At BBIS, our small class sizes mean that teachers understand each student and their learning styles, delivering differentiated lessons to cater for individual characteristics.
“The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, guiding the students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.” MYP: From Principles into Practice, September, 2014
Budapest British International School is a candidate school* for the MYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.
In the MYP, students study 8 subject groups.
For more information, please see the subject briefs:
Distinctive features of the MYP include:
• Key and related concepts are big ideas, which form the basis of teaching and learning in the MYP.
• Global contexts provide contexts for inquiry and learning and promote multilingualism, intercultural understanding and global engagement. Using global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:
• identities and relationships
• personal and cultural identity
• orientations in space and time
• scientific and technical innovation
• fairness and development
• globalization and sustainability.
• Approaches to teaching and learning are skills which help students manage their own learning. They provide a foundation for success in further education and the world beyond the classroom.
|IB ATL skill categories||MYP ATL skill clusters|
|Self management||III Organisation|
|Research||VI Information literacy|
|VII Media literacy|
|Thinking||VIII Critical thinking|
|IX Creative thinking|
Action and service lies in the Core of the programme and is an essential component of the MYP. It sets out clear learning outcomes that grow from students’ participation in local and global communities.
MYP projects are informed by respected models of service learning and provide stepping stones toward the Diploma Programme’s core requirements for Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS).
The personal project, for students completing the programme in year 5, is a culminating experience in which students apply their approaches to learning skills to complete an extended, self-directed piece of work. This required component provides opportunities for creative and truly personal demonstrations of learning.
At BBIS we have developed a rich, creative and engaging curriculum for our students, with our aim being that our children enjoy school as well as developing as learners and individuals.
It is our responsibility, and each child’s entitlement, that their development is assessed, tracked and this information be used to inform teaching as well the families/guardians for each of our children.
Below you will see an outline of the assessment carried out at BBIS. Assessment is a continuous process and is carried out by our staff on an on-going basis, in the form of effective Assessment for Learning (Afl), as well as summative tests.
|Age /years||Key Stage||Year||Curriculum /Programme||Assessment Policy|
|5-6||KS1||1||National Curriculum for England||· Ongoing Formative Assessments (Afl)
· Weekly Spelling and Times Table tests
· Termly Reading tests based on school schemes (ORT/RAZ)
· Half-termly tests for each subject based on program used (Abacus, LCP)
· Half-termly APP of written pieces for each student.
· International testing (CAT4, PIM, PIE)
|11-12||MYP||7||MYP||· Ongoing Formative Assessments (Afl)
· Termly summative assessments
· Assignments given per subject, per term, with feedback given to students
· Termly teacher analysis of student results to award an Overall Level of Achievement (OLA) level for each subject.
· Termly teacher assessment of the 5 Approaches to Learning(ATL) skill areas.
· On-screen external MYP examinations at 16.
· ePortfolios of coursework, including a compulsory ePortfolio for the personal project.
Budapest British International School is committed to developing confident, globally aware, motivated and self-disciplined learners, who can realize their full potential and make a responsible contribution to the world, in a caring, Arts oriented teaching and learning environment.
At BBIS, we believe that learning should be fun, interactive and focused on children’s own personal learning goals. Our curriculum is exciting, challenging and innovative.
Learning about working together in teams, taking individual responsibilities, being trusted and being respectful is equally as important for us as academic development. BBIS uses Jigsaw, an in-depth PSHE (personal, social and health education) scheme to develop each child’s understanding of how they can contribute and fit into the world.
As 21st Century learners, our children are to entitled to engage in specialist I.C.T. lessons every week, with fully qualified teachers. With iPads and laptops available, there is always an opportunity for students to use technology in their learning.
Our enthusiastic, qualified and experienced teachers draw on their wealth of knowledge, as well as collaborative work, to deliver our curriculum, which is supported by world-class resources. Follow the links to learn more about these resources: