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The British School of Guangzhou

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 元221,940
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元221,940
Address: 983-3 Tonghe Road Baiyun District Guangzhou 510515 China
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Number of students

1500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

Approximately 40% of students are from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau; 30% are from America, Europe and Australasia; 10% come from Singapore, India or Malaysia; 10% are South Korean and the remaining 10% come from various other countries around the world.

Max. number of students per class

For Pre-Nursery, the maximum is 16. For Nursery, Reception and Lower Primary classrooms, the maximum is 20. For Years 5, 6 and Secondary classes, the maximum number is 24 students.

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Additional English Language Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, Chinese

Use of technology in the classroom

All learning areas are connected to each other and the outside world through a state-of-the-art wireless network. Interactive whiteboards are used on a daily basis.

A 1-to-1 information technology programme has been growing momentum at the school since 2011 with an age-appropriate Apple computing device given to each student aged 9+ at no extra costs to parents. In addition, banks of Windows PCs and other IT devices are available, offering students exposure to all popular platforms.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The following times are a guideline for weekly homework:

Reception: 10 minutes, 3 times per week
Year 1: up to 15 minutes, 3 times per week
Year 2: up to 20 minutes, 3 times per week
Year 3-5: up to 40 minutes, 4 times per week
Year 6: up to 1 hour, 4 times per week
Year 7-9: up to 2 hours, 4 times per week
Year 10-11: up to 2 hours, 4 times per week
Year 12-13: 5 hours minimum per subject per week

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Early Years (Ages 1 to 4): Assessment during the visit is informal and involves an activity in a classroom setting with some simple number and letter recognition (mainly ages 3 & 4). Standard of behaviour in a classroom setting will be taken into account.

Key Stage 1 (Ages 5 to 6): A simple written assessment will be undertaken in both Mathematics and English. Standards of behaviour and social interaction are also taken into account.

Key Stage 2 (Ages 7 to 10): An online and written assessment will be undertaken in both English and mathematics, with the expectation to perform at a similar level to
peers within the School and in the UK.

Key Stage 3, IGCSE and A-Levels (Ages 11 to 17): An online and written assessment will be undertaken to test both English and mathematical skills, with the expectation to perform at a similar level to peers within the School and in the UK. Students
applying for IGCSE or A-Level courses may be asked to undertake subject tests to demonstrate a potential to succeed in the examinations, with a capacity to reason and handle complex issues and
subject matters.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Results in these examinations

2018 IGCSE RESULTS - The two main criteria that are used to judge examination performance for 16 year olds in the UK are; achieving 5 grades at 'C' or above, and the number of the highest grades achieved. BSG is very proud that 92% of all examinations sat by the BSG students received grade 'C' or above. This is a tremendous achievement, but BSG's top students really shone with 51% of exams taken awarded either grade 'A*' or 'A '- the highest possible grades. This is compared to the UK's average of 21%, showing just how far ahead our students are as they move to university entry.

2018 A-LEVEL RESULTS - With a 98% pass rate, BSG's A-Level results are testament to its academic success and commitment to building a lifelong love of learning. 52% of exams taken by BSG's students achieved an 'A' or 'A*' grade (UK average 26%). 82% achieved A*- B grades (UK average 53%).

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Educational Needs and Learning Support

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Rapid Maths games, Chinese cross stitch, reading letters, archery, cage football, chess, origami, puppet making, swimming, athletics, debating, science, cross training, astronomy, rock band, dance, surviving Uni, leadership, life drawing, yoga, production costume, forensics club, brainHQ, computing, production, hip hop/break dancing, guitar, wildlife area, perler beads making, Model United Nations, experimental painting.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor swimming pool, basketball court, soccer field, gym

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

BSG is a member of the Pearl River Delta Conference of Schools and is fortunate enough to play a number of tournaments across a range of activities over the course of an academic year.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British School of Guangzhou is a British Curriculum premium international school serving the community located in Guangzhou, China.

Teaching approach of the school

BSG's primary aim is to nurture intellectual curiosity through engaging and enquiry-led teaching. BSG encourages students to work independently and collaboratively as they demonstrate creativity and innovation in their approach to solving problems. Students are always provided with a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment, allowing them the courage to take calculated risks and to learn and improve from feedback. BSG uses innovative teaching methods and technology to further enhance our students’ mastery and enjoyment of their studies helping to foster a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

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