The Primary Years Programme
Our school is authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). This constitutes our international curriculum framework, which is enhanced by the Berlin Rahmenlehrplan. The PYP promotes an inquiry-based approach to learning and teaching and aims to develop internationally-minded students who can think critically, knowledgeably and respectfully about the world around them.
International General Certificate of Secondary Education
The IGCSE, the final stage of our Middles Years, is an internationally recognized qualification for school students, typically in the 14-16 age groups, grades 9&10. The IGCSE prepares students for further academic work including progression to the IB Diploma Programme. It is recognised by academic institutions and employers around the world. IGCSE encourages learner-centered and inquiry-based approaches to learning. It develops learners’ skills in creative thinking, inquiry and problem solving, giving learners excellent preparation for the next stage in their education.
German exam at the end of Grade 10
The MSA (mittlerer Schulabschluss) is a nationally recognised German exam, designed for all students in Berlin to make sure that those students who leave school after Grade 10 have a recognised qualification. B.I.S. offers students a unique possibility in providing them with various and varying pathways to educational and vocational achievement. It recognises the importance of awarding our national and international students with a certificate that opens up many pathways for success nationally and internationally.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Organised by the International Baccalaureate Office based in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a very rigorous academic program emphasising academic achievement, critical thinking, research skills and community service. It has been operating world-wide for over 50 years (1968) and is in place in almost 1500 schools in around 120 countries around the world. The IB Diploma is recognised in virtually every country in the world.
Director: Richard Eaton