Our Schools

Pre-Prep School

Foundation Stage and Years 1 and 2

Mrs Deirdre Greaney Head of Pre-Prep

Senior Teacher Pre-Prep (to be announced)

Location: Abou Ela Villa and Wilson Building , Mahmoud Abou Ela Street.

 

Pre-Prep: The Foundation Stage  - Aboul Ela Villa

The Early Years Foundation Stage at the British School is built on an excellent reputation for nurturing the school’s youngest learners.  Occupying the lovely Abou Ela Villa, there are a very good range of classrooms, learning spaces and outdoor areas dedicated to children aged between 3 and 5 years old.

Learning in Foundation Stage is child-centred with free-flow learning between different activities both inside and outdoors. Children in Foundation Stage are grouped into FS1 and FS2 with a team of 6 teachers and 12 teaching assistants. The dedicated and experienced staff ensure that this is a safe and happy environment for children at this early stage of their development.

Pre-Prep: Years 1 and 2

Location: Wilson Building, Consulate Campus, Mahmoud Abou Ela Street.

For children aged between 5 and 7, the Year 1 and 2 classes are based in the Wilson building which includes its own music and art rooms as well as a children’s kitchen. Like classrooms in the Abou Ela villa all classrooms have interactive white boards within the comfort and safety of air conditioned rooms.

Classes are small and teachers, together with their teaching assistants, focus on learning well matched to individual needs. The children are taught in a ‘home-room’ with specialist teachers and lessons for Arabic language, music, physical education and French. The core curriculum is very well supported with a wide range of after school activities, trips and visitors all designed to develop in the students a love for learning based on the firm foundations of literacy and numeracy skills.

Prep School

Years 3 to 6

Ms Jayney Lucas Head of Prep School

Location: Stables, Consulate Campus, Mahmoud Abou Ela Street

As children transition to Year 3 their curriculum still includes a wealth of hands-on learning, opportunities for inquiry and appropriately challenging literacy and numeracy curriculum all matched to National Curriculum for England 2014. As in Pre-Prep the teachers continuously review and develop the curriculum so that it remains relevant to the children here is Alexandria and very well matched to the best practice in similarly very good schools world-wide.

In The Prep School classes are small and teachers, together with their teaching assistants, focus on learning well matched to individual needs. The children are taught in a ‘home-room’ with specialist teachers and lessons for Arabic language, music, physical education and French. The core curriculum is very well supported with a wide range of after school activities, trips and visitors all designed to develop in the students a love for learning based on the firm foundations of literacy and numeracy skills.

The Senior School

The Senior School begins in Year 7 and includes the GCSE programmes and AS / A level studies in the Sixth Form

Lower School

Years 7 to 9

Acting Head of Senior School Mrs Nichelle Jackson

The Lower School begins in Year 7 at which point the curriculum is organised into a range of subject disciplines each taught by subject specialists. English, Maths and Science are the core curriculum with Computing, Arabic, French, Art, History, Geography, Physical Education, Music, Drama, Personal Social and Education, Citizenship lessons throughout the academic year. There are also very good links across the curriculum so that learning builds on the student’s experiences in the Prep School.

Teaching groups are small and mostly supported by a learning support assistant so that learning is personalised to support students in making outstanding progress. Lower School facilities and shared with the Upper school although all students benefit from access to specialist facilities or well appointed classrooms for all their lessons. The after school activity programme affords students opportunities creative arts, academic, and hobby activities as well as regular sporting competitions in-school and between other schools. 

Upper School and Sixth Form

Years 10 and 11

Years 12 and 13 - Sicth Form

Acting Head of Senior School Mrs Nichelle Jackson

During Year 9 students are guided in their selection of GCSEs and IGCSEs that they begin to study throughout Years 10 and 11. These examination courses demand high levels of personal organisation, commitment to study and perseverance. Examination courses are studied over 2 years as they are in similar schools in England. Students usually selected 8 or 9 GCSEs/IGCSE and take their final examinations in May/June of their Year 11.

During Year 11 students may apply for further study in the Sixth Form. Students usually select four AS levels in subjects for which they will achieve at least grade B at GCSE/IGCSE. Examinations for AS level are taken in May / June. Sixth Formers have a high degree of autonomy in the school and only those with the maturity and higher order study skills are selected. Head Boy and Head Girl are selected from the Sixth Form. The British School also offers study in Year 13 to A level.

Teaching groups are small so that learning is personalised to support students in making outstanding progress. Mock examinations in early January of Year 11 help confirm the students progress and predicted grades so that they can focus on doing even better in their final examinations. Expectations are very high and students develop excellent study skills that are very well supported by frequent revision coaching and opportunities for tutorials with teachers. Upper School facilities and shared with the Lower School although all students benefit from access to specialist facilities or well appointed classrooms for all their lessons. The after school activity programme affords students opportunities creative arts, academic, and hobby activities as well as regular sporting competitions in-school and between other schools.