Our Primary curriculum is comprehensive, thematic and creative, with clear learning processes and specific learning goals

It is based on the English National Curriculum and enhanced to meet the international needs of our students through a topic-based approach. This ensures a learning programme that is academically rigorous, but is also exciting, active and meaningful for children. It encourages personal learning - cooperation, communication, resilience, thoughtfulness and respect - and promotes international mindedness – a respect and understanding of other perspectives, cultures and languages.

As part of the Orbital Education group, we have the added advantage of being part of a wider global educational family of schools with links to our sister schools around the world, giving our students the unique opportunity to learn, think and act globally.

The information below gives an outline of the Key Stages in Primary school following the British curriculum and shows which Key Stage your child would be in at Britannica International School.

Primary Curriculum

Key Stage 1: for students aged 5 to 7 – Year 1 and Year 2

Key Stage 1 (KS1) is taught with a special emphasis on developing the core subjects of literacy and numeracy, ensuring that the building blocks of children's learning in these core areas are fully developed and understood.

Combined with activities to develop these core curriculum areas, specialist teachers introduce the students to Physical Education, Hungarian, and Music. Extra support is also given to non-native students through our English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme, to ensure they can have full access to the curriculum as quickly as possible.

Each class has a low teacher to student ratio. This allows each student to get the attention they need to optimise their development.

Key Stage 2: for students aged 7 to 11 – Year 3 to Year 6

Key Stage 2 builds on the strong foundations laid in Key Stage 1 preparing the students for the next stage of their education. The subject content and approach to teaching guarantees continuity of learning and a smooth transition from Key Stage 1.

Throughout Key Stage 2, students continue to be given experience in, and the opportunity to learn and make progress in, linguistic, mathematical, scientific, human, social, physical, aesthetic and creative education. Subjects are brought to life through project work, assembly presentations and exhibitions focusing on science, mathematics and other areas of the curriculum. In their specialist subjects, they are introduced to new areas including Swimming, Drama, Art and Modern Foreign Languages.

Extra support is available to non-native students through our English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme, to ensure they can have full access to the curriculum as quickly as possible.

Your child will be regularly assessed in a discreet manner using standardised material published in the UK, which measure a student’s attainment in English and Mathematics against UK expectations for their age. At every step of their development we are aware of the areas of their learning that need additional support to ensure they are always challenged and are progressing. Students with particular gifts and talents are also identified and provided with additional opportunities to flourish in their areas of strength.

Our son has had a wonderful time at Britannica and loves every part of it very much, whether it concerns friendships, academic programmes or safety and anti-bulling policies. We are thankful for your kindness and professionalism.

Year 4 Parent