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The British International School of Kuala Lumpur

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): RM79,910
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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 22 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: RM79,910
Address: Changkat Bukit Utama Bandar Utama 47800 Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia
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Number of students

1278

Number of nationalities represented in the school

55

Most common nationality

Malaysian

Ratio of local students to international students

60% International , 40% Local

Max. number of students per class

24 for Primary and Secondary

Average number of students per class

22 for Primary and Secondary

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Mandarin, French and Bahasa

Use of technology in the classroom

Children in Primary use Ipads as part of IT lessons and they are integrated into lessons where appropriate. Children from Y4-Y6 get Ipads to take home and use for their leaning at home and in school. From Y7 upwards children are given Macbooks to aid them with their learning which they can use at home and at school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Homework varies greatly depending on age. In Primary, children will get two weekly tasks. In Secondary (Years 7-9) children will get one homework per subject per week which will increase in Years 10 - 13.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

In some year groups.

Entry evaluation for students

Some year groups will complete assessments and others will have a teacher interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

A mix between the child meeting the teachers, written work and online assessments. It is very much dependent on the age of the child.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline is imposed.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

87% of students in the 2018/19 academic year secured places at top ranking universities worldwide

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and A Level

Results in these examinations

IGCSE 2018/19: A* - A - 50%, A* - B - 75%, A* - C - 90%

A Levels 2018/19: A* - A - 22%, A* - B - 59%, Pass rate - 99.1%

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, however we do have prayer rooms onsite.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Religion is not taught as a subject so all children from all backgrounds are welcome.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We have learning support teachers and teaching assistants who assist these students in conjunction with the class lessons.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

All lessons are differentiated to ensure gifted and talented children are challenged.

School start time

7.45am

School finish time

3.30pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a wide range of clubs that aim to introduce the child to potential hobbies, develop particular sports, provide language learning or IT support and inspire an interest in areas that perhaps they would not be exposed to through the normal curriculum.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

The PE curriculum follows the English National Curriculum offering a range of sports, games and physical activities.

Sports facilities at the school

Two swimming pools, covered sports field, three indoor sports halls and two full-size football fields

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We have a 'Sport for all' philosophy meaning all students have the opportunity to be selected for teams in various sports. Our BSKL Lions Sport team are for our high performing students who take part in competitions across Malaysia and South East Asia. We also have sport academies to provide students with further opportunities to develop their skills.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

BSKL is part of the Nord Anglia Education (NAE) family, the world’s leading premium schools organisation with 56 international schools located in 25 countries around the world. The school provides a stimulating environment and the warm and welcoming approach to students, parents and staff is a signature experience. Excellent facilities across all disciplines highlight the school’s commitment to both curricular and extra-curricular activities. This is enhanced through collaborations with the world’s best - Juilliard, MIT and UNICEF. 100% of teachers hold international teaching qualifications from well-regarded institutions and all staff have access to unique professional development opportunities.

Teaching approach of the school

Each pupil at BSKL receives personalised learning that combines academic rigor with a strong focus on personal development and the nurture of a broad range of talents. BSKL follows a globally respected curriculum based on the English National Curriculum, and was graded “excellent in all areas of educational provision” in the most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate report; a result that is comparable to that of many top UK independent schools and is unprecedented in Malaysia. The school has also been awarded the COBIS (Council of British International Schools) Patron’s Accreditation and is the first school to gain this honour in Asia.

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