Program

 

We provide an outstanding quality of education and care in a small class setting which ensures that every child receives ample support for their learning. Our programs are delivered by highly qualified teachers who are dedicated to providing the best education for all learners. 

Age 3 to 5

Early Years at BIA is an exciting world of discovery – a time to grow through play and inquiry; to begin to make sense of the world around them, both inside and outside the classroom.

 

Our Early Years follow 4 Units of Inquiry giving a balance of subject areas – Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts (Visual and Performance) and PSPE (Personal, Social & Physical Education), with a real focus on development of independence and social skills.

 

The power of play is the primary catalyst for inquiry at this stage, supporting thoughtful and proposed opportunities for child-initiated play, hands-on learning and the co-construction of learning. Unit related field trips allow for further real life experience and reflection.

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Age 5 to 11

Early Years at BIA is an exciting world of discovery – a time to grow through play and inquiry; to begin to make sense of the world around them, both inside and outside the classroom.

 

Our Early Years follow 4 Units of Inquiry giving a balance of subject areas – Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts (Visual and Performance) and PSPE (Personal, Social & Physical Education), with a real focus on development of independence and social skills.

 

The power of play is the primary catalyst for inquiry at this stage, supporting thoughtful and proposed opportunities for child-initiated play, hands-on learning and the co-construction of learning. Unit related field trips allow for further real life experience and reflection.

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Age 11 to 16

Aspire and achieve with enthusiasm and growing confidence!

 

The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. It aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.

 

The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents. 

 

The eight subject groups comprise of:

  • Language & Literature

  • Sciences

  • Maths

  • Individuals & Societies

  • Arts

  • Personal and Health Education

  • Design

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Age 16 to 18

Learners become increasingly focused during Years 10 & 11, in preparation for entry to the DP (Diploma Programme) in Years 12 & 13. In BIA, DP students are supported to achieve and inspired to aim high and reach their full potential.

The Arts are a wonderful way to express ourselves and we develop both performance and appreciation. All classes have Visual Art and Music with Specialist Teachers every week. Additional activities such as Mini Makers, STEAM Club, Polyglot Performance, Choir and Drama Club are offered throughout the year.

We hold an annual Art Exhibition to showcase our visual masterpieces and parents are warmly invited to monthly Class Assemblies, which are student-led and give an opportunity for presentation and public speaking skills.

Science is integrated into our Units of Inquiry and also offered

through After School Activities. Science is not limited to the Science Lab (which we are currently developing), at BIA we make connections to Science through Nature, Art and Maths – it is all around us and plays an essential role in our everyday lives. Throughout the PYP, we challenge children to hypothesise, plan and reason, whilst also aiming to retain their sense of wonder in the natural world. Projects, experiments and investigations both in the classroom and outside capture children’s natural enthusiasm for scientific discovery.

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