Structure

Age

British Curriculum Stage

Year

3 - 4

Foundation stage

Nursery

4-5

Foundation stage

Reception

5-6

Key stage 1

Year 1

6-7

Key Stage 1

Year 2

8-9

Key Stage 2

Year 3

9-10

Key Stage 2

Year 4

10-11

Key Stage 2

Year 5

11+

Key Stage 2

Year 6

1. The UK Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage program focuses on early childhood development, which nurtures individual expression and love of learning.  Our students will develop in self-discipline and personal responsibility as members of the BSZ and global communities.

The Foundation Stage I program Nursery (ages 3-4), and Foundation Stage II Reception (age 4-5) at BSZ is an integrated thematic approach that ties the separate disciplines together into studies of the physical universe, the world of nature, and the human experience. In this way, one lesson leads to many others.

Prime areas of focus

  •  Communication & Language
  • Listening +attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking
  1. Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and Self-care
  • Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
  • Self-confidence
  • Managing feelings and behavior
  • Making Relationships

2. Key Stages 1&2

Primary level students (Year 1-6) continue to build on the foundations laid out by the UK Foundation Stage. Learning at this stage entails increasingly advanced and challenging lessons. Main academic areas of focus in these stages are Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Civics, History, and the Arts. In addition to those, there are additional areas of focus that challenge the student to become more independent and well rounded in preparation for secondary school. These areas include:

  • Developing independence and personal responsibility
  • Enhancing critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Nurturing leadership qualities
  • Learn innovative IT skills

By the end of the primary program at year 6, the student will have developed good character, confidence in articulating themselves clearly, develop a broad world view and possess key skills they need to succeed in secondary school. Most of our students successfully pass and exceed expectations in admission interviews to various secondary schools. Few do so well that they are admitted to the second level of secondary school due to their well advanced knowledge.