Secondary School | The British School of Tashkent

Secondary School

The secondary school at BST opened in 2014 and curently covers Year 7 to Year 9. Over the next four years, we will develop the secondary school up to Year 13 through the addition of subsequent year groups each year. The academic programme is based on the English National Curriculum, but is not bound by its constraints. Instead, we apply the most appropriate elements and enhance the curriculum where necessary to provide an innovative, challenging and creative programme that is crucial in laying the foundation of core knowledge, skills and understanding required to embark on the IGCSE and A Level programmes.  Lessons and materials are adapted to our international and local context.

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Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Drama, Music, Art, Design Technology, Computing and PE. In addition students will study Russian as a Modern Foreign Language and can choose other language options too. Where appropriate, instruction is enquiry based and geared towards problem solving. Each subject is taught by a specialist in that subject.

The opportunities for independent learning increase throughout Secondary School. Pupils are encouraged to assess their own work and to learn to formulate their own next learning steps. Pupils are encouraged to think critically and take risks in the classroom in order to develop problem-solving skills, for we believe that making mistakes is a vital part of the learning process. Project work is an essential component both individually and in groups. There is also a range of opportunities for pupils to pursue their areas of interest in greater depth both in school and through relevant enrichment experiences beyond the classroom.

Learning is supported by up-to-date technology. Every pupil is provided with an iPad and Internet access is available throughout the school campus. Lessons incorporate technology where appropriate, and rely on more traditional media where technology does not provide a clear benefit.

Highly experienced and specialist teachers with high expectations ensure BST pupils are engaged, inquisitive, and eager to progress. Above all, if you visit the school, you will see how much our pupils enjoy their learning!

Key Stage 4

In Years 10 and 11, students at BST will work towards obtaining IGCSE qualifications offered by the Cambridge, Edexcel and AQA examination boards. The two-year IGCSE programme is academically rigorous, and recognised to be amongst the best in the world for this age range of students. Many of the subjects have specific international elements and content, developed by specialists to make the subject matter relevant to students worldwide.