International Education

British International School of Budapest

The British International School Budapest is a private, co-educational day school providing instruction in English for pupils aged 3-18. As an accredited IB World School students over 16 are offered the International Baccalaureate programme. The school offers an academic and pastoral programme, reflecting the best practices of British and international education. BISB is part of the Nord Anglia Education Group, a British education company which owns and manages schools in Europe and Asia. The quality of education in the schools is monitored by experienced Education Officers who make regular visits to the schools from the group's Head Office in England.
The school welcomes children of all nationalities, races and creeds. In the Primary School non-English speaking children are admitted up to Year 2. Children entering Year 3 must demonstrate a basic level of English proficiency. Class size is limited to 22, after that a waiting list operates. For Years 7-9 all pupils are assessed to ascertain the level of ability, and a reasonable level of English proficiency is required. Classes are limited to 20 pupils. For entry to Years 10-13 (IB and GCSE) a good level of English proficiency is required, along with evidence of academic experience and ability to complete these demanding programmes. Discussion has to take place to ensure the school can provide appropriate subject choices. Classes are limited to 20 pupils and after this a waiting list operates. School Summary:
360 students, 3-18yrs
British, international curriculum Address:
Kiscelli Köz 7, Budapest, 1037, Hungary
Tel: (+36) 1 200 8488
Fax: (+36) 200 9969 www.bisb. hu
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
School Summary:
Founded 1996
120 students, aged 10 - 18
English National Curriculum, IGCSE, AS, A Level courses and examinations
staff: qualified British and international teachers Address:
Aga utca 10, Budapest 1113, Hungary
office@britannicaschool. hu
www.britannicaschool. hu