Brittanica International School, Budapest
Aga utca 10, Budapest 1113, Hungary
120 students, aged 10 - 18
English National Curriculum, IGCSE, AS, A Level courses and examinations
staff: qualified British and international teachers
Britannica provides high-quality education based on the English National Curriculum in a friendly caring environment. It has students from over 25 different nations.
Staff are predominantly expatriate UK teachers. It is an international examination centre for the Cambridge University Examination Board.
Up to age 16, students follow the English National Curriculum which covers a wide range of subjects, including a choice of several second languages.
At age 16, the students take the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
Senior students (age 16-18) follow a two-year study programme designed to qualify them for entry into higher education, either in Hungary or overseas. They take AS and A Level examinations at the end of the courses.
The school is particularly strong on extra-curricular activities with clubs every day after lessons. These range from various sports to drama, dance, photography, etc. There is a full range of trips and excursions every year, including summer camp, skiing and exchange trips abroad.
The school is in a purpose-built building with sports hall, canteen, outside sport facility, etc, located in a quiet part of central Buda.
The Brittanica school has regular visits from UK Education Advisers and Inspectors and the Ministry of Education in Hungary.
School day: 7 lessons with brerak and lunch, start 8.40am finish 3.20pm, clubs 3.30-4.30pm.
School year: start late August, finish mid-June.
See website for further details www.britannicaschool.hu