A broad range of international curriculum include AP, A-Level, and IB.
Through the school’s extensive College Board AP program, BRS students take college level courses, thereby demonstrating to college admissions officers that they can be successful in higher education and beyond. Each BRS AP course culminates in a college-level exam developed and scored by college and university faculty members as well as experienced AP teachers. Top colleges and universities and universities worldwide recognize AP in the admission process and accept successful exam scores for credit, advanced placement, or both. Performing well on an AP Exam also increases the chances of admission to the most elite universities in the US and beyond.
Since 2006, BRS has operated China’s most extensive AP program, offering courses and examinations in 22 subjects. BRS is also the only official College AP Demonstration School in China. All BRS AP courses undergo the College Board’s rigorous audit process and are taught by highly qualified instructors with the experience and training required by the College Board. BRS also offers Pre-AP courses that provide the language training and subject fundamentals crucial to success in more advanced AP courses.
In 2003, BRS established the Cambridge International Education Centre (CIE) to provide a comprehensive K-12 courses and related examinations developed by Cambridge University and based on exemplary educational practice and standards in the UK and Commonwealth.
Currently BRS offers students four levels of CIE stages.
Beijing Royal School was awarded the Cambridge Professional Development Centre by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in the year 2016, and has started the Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications Programme in the same year. The Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications Programme is an in-service teacher-training programme developed by the Cambridge International Examinations, and is supported by the University of London-Institute of Education (UCL-IOE, ranked top in the world for three consecutive years in the field of education). Teachers will be awarded the PDQs Certification from Cambridge International Examinations that is widely-used around the world.
Cambridge Professional Development Centre
Complementing but extending beyond the Cambridge International Education Program offered to students, BRS is an approved provider of the Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications Programme, an in-service teacher-training programme developed by Cambridge University and supported by the University of London-Institute of Education (UCL-IOE, ranked top in the world for three consecutive years in the field of education). BRS offers its own teachers and those from the region an opportunity to earn Cambridge PDQ Certification.
Certification will be completed in three stages. Upon completion of the first stage of study, the phasic certificate will be obtained, and teachers who complete the all three phases will eventually receive a degree certificate. Each stage will include 40 hours’ instruction of teaching methodology and theories, 40 hours’ listening assessment and reflection, and 40 hours’ professional seminars.
At the same time, the Cambridge International Centre will select teachers with rich teaching experience and solid theoretical background as the mentors of the PDQs programme. The mentors will provide effective classroom management suggestions and guide the students in the form of supervision throughout the programme. Each mentor who participates in PDQs will receive a certificate.
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Beijing Royal School becomes an IB World School which is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in January 2018. We offer IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) for high school students.
Beijing Royal Foreign Language School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme /Middle Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
BRS Vision- Mission- Core Values
The vision of BRS is to cultivate global citizens who have both an international perspective and a good understanding of Chinese culture. Its mission is to gather and utilize international resources to give both the students and the staff the opportunity to explore global education, especially to experience cultural diversity, thereby bringing the world closer to families, communities and districts. It is believed and expected that empowered, students and staff at BRS will have the opportunity and capacity to contribute in global affairs either now or in the future.
The International Baccalaureate Organization was founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Assessment Centre is located in Cardiff. The regional offices cover work in Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe etc.
The IB offers three high-quality and challenging educational programmes for students aged 3 to 19. The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
As IB learners we strive to be:
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
ndividuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences. our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.nal development.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with an emphasis on inquiry. The PYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums and provides the best preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme.
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement – essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
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