British International School - Ho Chi Minh City
About British International School - Ho Chi Minh City
The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, is a Nord Anglia Education School and has been functioning very successfully since 1997. From modest beginnings the school has grown to become the largest international school in Vietnam and a leading school in the South East Asia Region. With over 2,000 students aged 2-18 years from more than 55 nationalities and located on 3 modern campus sites in the city, it provides a first –class British style education to families in the vibrant and exciting Ho Chi Minh City.
Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across 27 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Together, our 56 schools educate more than 51,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary / high school. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities, and we inspire every child who attends a Nord Anglia Education school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.
All of the school campuses have excellent facilities: large libraries, music suites, indoor swimming pools and large sport halls.
The vast majority of Teachers are full-time, British qualified and trained with relevant UK experience. All EYFS and primary teaching classes have English speaking Vietnamese teaching assistants, many of whom are qualified teachers.
We provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to meet the wide ranging needs of our students.
Our school offers Early Years Foundation Stage (2 years) through to Year 13 (17 years). We operate within the framework of the National Curriculum for England which is adapted to meet the needs of the international community through the use of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The English National Curriculum is segmented into "Key Stages". At Secondary level, our curriculum will prepare your child for both the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
Working within the structure of the British system allows us to make meaningful comparisons with UK national data, to have realistic expectations of what an individual child can achieve and to develop individual targets for improvement.
ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION
The school is a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools and is registered with the UK Department for Education as an Overseas School. It is a registered Centre for the UK examination board CIE and is also an IB World School, authorised to deliver the IB Diploma Programme. The school is a leading member of FOBISIA and has recently been rated as “outstanding” in a British Schools Overseas inspection.
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