British International School, Uppsala (BISU)
Key Stage 1 | Years 1 and 2
Children in Key Stage 1 are taught through a ‘topic approach’. During these first two years of Junior School life, students are encouraged to learn both practically and academically and all work is monitored to ensure that students are making the desired progress.
We encourage children to take pride in their achievements and adopt an independent and self-reliant approach to school. Particular attention is given to the social and emotional development of all children.
Exploration and Learning the Basics
Children in Key Stage 1 are taught through a ‘topic approach’. During these first two years of Junior School life, students are encouraged to learn both practically and academically and all work is monitored to ensure that students are making the desired progress. We encourage children to take pride in their achievements and adopt an independent and self-reliant approach to school and particular attention is given to the social and emotional development of all children.
British International School, Uppsala, Sweden
Key Stage 2 | School years 3 – 6
During Years 3 and 4, much of the work is ‘cross-curricular’, meaning that one theme is covered by several subjects.
Topics are structured to allow children the freedom to explore new subjects in a stimulating way, encouraging a natural enthusiasm for more independent learning.
In Year 3, the reading and spelling homework experienced in the previous year is supplemented with written work, which increases in Year 4.
Throughout Years 5 and 6, a greater degree of autonomy and independence is expected of the children, during which they are softly encouraged to accept new levels of responsibility and demonstrate leadership skills.
During the latter part of Key Stage 2, subject teaching becomes more defined, especially in the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and Computing.
As students enter Year 6, they are prepared for the subject-oriented approach of the Senior School and are expected to become more independent in planning and completing their studies. The level of homework increases to three half-hourly sessions per week, plus spelling and nightly reading.
Moving up from Year 6 in Junior School to Year 7 into Senior School is a big step for both students and parents. All of the staff who work closely with the students appreciate the challenges they face in making the adjustment. The teachers in Year 6 help the students develop an increased level of independence and organisational skills necessary for this transition.
At The BISU, we are an inclusive non-selective school and welcome applications to our school all year round from students of all abilities. We currently have availability in all year groups.
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