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Subjects & Specialists

Our faculty is made up of  highly qualified, passionate specialist teachers whose breadth and expertise bring their subjects to life.  

Every student is known across their subjects giving them the opportunity to build mastery in a breadth of disciplines as well as relationships with a full staff of teachers, assistants and specialists who are all there to ensure their happiness and success across the curriculum.

For more information on the subjects offered and our approach to learning, we welcome you to explore below and contact us with any questions.

 

English Language & Literature

The study of English equips every student with lifelong skills that encourage a love of reading, an appreciation of literature and the ability to communicative effectively, through both the written and spoken word.

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Science

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students are introduced to the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and applications of science.

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Maths

It is important, whenever possible, to instill a foundation of creativity and imagination in the learning of Mathematics, so that students can think their way around any difficulties or inconsistencies in their solutions and apply their mathematical knowledge to the world in which we live.

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Throughout the eight years I have attended BIS-NY I have learnt so many valuable lessons, experienced once in a lifetime opportunities and was overall prepared for upcoming years in high school and beyond. I am so grateful for the staff members, my peers and the facilities. BIS-NY helped shape who I am today and my opinions of the world. 

BIS-NY STUDENT

"Students consistently demonstrate positive attitudes towards learning and have a hunger for
knowledge and understanding. They engage readily in class, discuss ideas and issues with enjoyment and develop into truly independent learners. They are proud of their school."

COBIS Report

In our Lower and Middle School we deliver the English National Curriculum through the lens of the International Baccalaureate (I.B). 

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In our Upper School students prepare for the IGCSE's, AS and A-Levels with the Cambridge International Examinations Board. 

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In our Middle School, students enjoy a range of Elective subjects, designed to promote deeper intellectual understanding, students may choose new areas of interest or immerse themselves further in a particular area of study.

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Take a sneak peek inside the BIS-NY Technology room.

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"From the early stages of their education, pupils show a marked ability to link different areas of knowledge, and recognise that information can be applied to different situations."

ISI Report

BIS-NY is proud to support a number of thriving competitive sports teams.

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After school clubs provide an opportunity to explore new interests and skills beyond the classroom. 

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We are exceptionally proud of our Arts Department which comes together to put on a range of activities and events throughout the year. Take a sneak peek inside BIS-NY Arts...

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"Subjects like art, music and physical education are also important aspects of the curriculum, and are further developed through whole-school activities."

ISI Report

"Subjects like art, music and physical education are also important aspects of the curriculum, and are further developed through whole-school activities."

ISI Report

Drama

The BIS-NY Drama curriculum is designed to enable students to learn about and experiment with a wide range of techniques, philosophies, genres and theatre practices from different cultures. 

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Technology

Technology at BIS-NY blends practical use of technology with progressive design & digital thinking. From day 1 students learn to use technology effectively and safely across their subjects and develop practical skills in dedicated Technology & Design classes. 

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Design

Design, and the subsequent development of new technologies, has given rise to profound changes in society: transforming how we access and process information; how we adapt our environment; how we communicate with others; how we are able to solve problems; how we work and live.  

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Art

Visual art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

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Modern Languages

World Languages are at the heart of student learning at BIS-NY. Beyond learning to speak another language, the acquisition of a second tongue enables a learner to gain a more profound understanding of their own culture through learning about that of others.

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Music

Music is a universal form of human expression.  It is a unique way to engage all students in effective, imaginative and productive activity. Learning through music helps students to explore, share and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world, while providing opportunities to develop self-confidence, resilience and adaptability.

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Individuals & societies

In Individuals and Societies we teach history, geography and social science through their points of intersection. In the spirit of the IB we reward questions more than answers and in the words of Margaret Mead, above all, we attempt to teach students “never [to] doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

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Physical Health & Education

our Physical and Health Education journey begins with students in the Early Years Program developing a mastery of fundamental movement skills. This step towards physical literacy provides a platform to move confidently and with control through a range of physical activities for the years ahead.

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