Berlin
International, British curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Berlin British School

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): €14,196
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €14,196
This school has more than one campus in Berlin:
Early Years Campus: Ages 2 to 6
Primary School Campus: Ages 6 to 11
Secondary School Campus: Ages 11 to 18

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Ratio of local students to international students

40% local : 60% international

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

To be able to gainfully access the curriculum, students who join BBS
without English Language skills, attend ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) classes during their first academic year at the school. After this twelve month intensive set of classes, they are supported by Learning Support Assistants in the classrooms.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
In the near future also the German MSA (Mittlerer Schulabschluss).

Results in these examinations

IB exam results of the last 5 years (Average Points Score):
2011 34.8 Points BBS 28.9 World Average
2012 30.0 Points BBS 29.8 World Average
2013 33.15 Points BBS 29.9 World Average
2014 33.0 Points BBS 29.8 World Average
2015 33.0 Points BBS 29.8 World Average

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

8:25 am

School finish time

3:25 pm

Supervised care before/after school

For employed parents or those who cannot be at school at the end of the day, on all weekdays BBS offers after school care until 18:00. Dedicated staff offer a wide variety of activities for the children.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Basketball, football, tennis, art, Taekwondo, samba drums, chess, ballet, coordination and balance club.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Orienteering, volleyball, football, hockey, basketball, yoga, handball, tennis, touch rugby, athletics, cricket, softball.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor gymnasium, playground

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Berlin British School is an independent private school experienced in combining the best of British, international and German education to students aged 2-18 from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.
The main purpose of the Berlin British School is to ensure that the young people the school serves are well prepared for the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. While preparing young people to thrive through academic success, a central part of their education at the Berlin British School is to nurture the development of character through an engaging curriculum and supportive pastoral programme. The school's community of thinkers has members from diverse international backgrounds, which gives students an opportunity to explore issues from multiple perspectives.

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum aims to combine the best practice of the British educational system with the local curriculum and ideas drawn from innovative international programmes, with the intention of creating well-informed global citizens.

By linking subjects in context and providing a programme of structured inquiry BBS gives learning relevance, and provide students with the opportunity for critical thinking. Lessons are characterised by differentiated activities tailored to meet the needs of individual children. Regular reporting and close contact with parents ensure that channels of communication on children’s progress are kept open.