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British International School & Montessori Sierra Leone

School Curriculum

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed". _ Maria Montessori

Our Early Years section follows the Montessori approach which is recognised world wide. We cover the five key areas of learning, such as Mathematics, Languages, Exercise of Practical Life, Sensorial and Culture. The Montessori culture is made up of geography, history, zoology, botany and science.

The Montessori curriculum is the foundation stone of our Early Years and as they move into primary school they are then introduced to the Cambridge Primary Curriculum  supported by the Montessori approach to education.

The Lower Secondary school which covers Key stage 3 comprising of year 7 to 9, follow the Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum. The Cambridge Lower Secondary program covers a three year period of secondary school education. The Students are accessed in the key curriculum areas of Maths, English, Science and Global perspectives using standardised tests provided by Cambridge Assessment and international Education. In Key stage 4 which comprises of Year 10 and 11, students start to prepare for the IGCSE examinations. Maths, English and Science are compulsory while other subjects are chosen from a range of options. The ICGSE examination is taken at the end of Year 11. The IGCSE curriculum is culturally sensitive allowing the learners to adapt regardless of their educational background or abilities.

Music class plays a big part in our curriculum as well as ICT across all sections of the school. Other classes include Music and Movement, P.E, French as a second language while Chinese Language has been added as a third foreign language.

In our Extended Curricular Activities we offer Tennis, Contemporary Dance, African Dance, Gardening, Drama, Cooking Classes, Sign Language, Creative Writing and Media.

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