The British School of Kuwait

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The British School of Kuwait

Address
PO Box 26922, Safat, Kuwait City, 13130, Kuwait
Tel: (+965) 562 1701
Fax: (+965) 562 4903
excellence@bsk.edu.kw
www.bsk.edu.kw

School Summary
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National, UK, curricula.
1400 students, 3-19

The British School of Kuwait is a large international school catering for 1,400 students from 55 nationalities between the ages of 3 and 19. The school was founded in 1978, and in 1993 moved to its present spacious campus in Salwa. A full range of examination courses is provided including 'AS' and 'A2' level courses in the sciences, the humanities, music, art, drama, business studies and economics, computer studies and French. The Sixth-Form numbers 85 and teaching takes place in the large, new Britannia Sixth-Form Centre.

The curriculum at the British School of Kuwait is designed in accordance with the principles of the British education system and the medium of teaching is English apart from in Arabic, Islamic Studies and French and German language lessons. Due regard is paid to the cultural context of the Middle East and the traditions of the 55 nations from which students come. All the English-speaking teachers at BSK are recruited in the United Kingdom. They are all highly qualified and recognized by the UK Department for Education and Skills.

British School of Kuwait places a strong emphasis on the all-round education of students through the provision of a rigorous academic curriculum and access to a range of specialized 'British Schools' including those for ballet, basketball, chess and bridge, computing, creative arts, gymnastics, languages, martial arts, music, soccer, speech and drama, swimming and yoga. There are many opportunities to participate in drama and music productions as well as to join sports teams involved in inter-school competitions

Among the excellent facilities at the British School of Kuwait are the Charles Babbage Computer Centre, with 60 networked Pentium PCs, a suite of modern laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology, a large Learning Resource Centre, a theatre and a suite of art and music rooms including the Bernard Leach Ceramics Studio. Provision for sport includes a heated swimming pool, a gymnasium, two astro-turf tennis courts, and an international standard basketball court.

In 2003 the British School of Kuwait embarked on a project that will equip all its students from Y3-Y13 with personal laptop computers.

The school year runs from September to June and a summer school is offered during July. BSK welcomes students of all nationalities who are able to demonstrate that they can take advantage of an academically challenging education. All prospective students are interviewed and are required to take an entrance examination.

 

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