kclogo-1 BRS Curricula

A broad range of international curriculum include AP, A-Level, and IB.

AP Program

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.

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    1,English Language and Composition

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    4,Computer Science A

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    7,American History

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    10,Physics 1

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    13,Physics C:Electricity and Magnetism

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    19,Environmental Science

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    22,Studio Art: Drawing

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    2,Calculus AB

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    8,World History

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    11,Physics 2

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    17,Art History

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    20,English Literature and Composition

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    3,Calculus BC

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    9,Human Geography

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    12,Physics C:Mechanics

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    21,Chinese Language and Culture

Cambridge Curriculum

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.

CIE K12 Programs

CIE K12 Programmes

  Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education curriculum and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds, divided into four stages.

Cambridge Primary (Ages 5 to 11 )

Cambridge Primary, typically for learners aged 5 to 11 years, gives schools a world-class curriculum to develop learner skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science. It enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress with two optional assessments: the curriculum is flexible with specific learning goals, and provides comprehensive assessment and evaluation, helping schools to monitor learners’ progress, enabling teachers to give structured feedback to learners and parents.

Cambridge Secondary 1 (Ages 11-14)

 Cambridge Secondary 1 develops skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science for the first three years of secondary education. It combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment. It can be used to monitor learners’ readiness for the next stage of education, and to provide feedback for parents.

Cambridge IGCSE (Ages 13-16)

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible curriculum, with a choice of a wide range of subjects in any combination. The Cambridge International IGCSE offers a wide range of directions for students of all abilities, including non-native English speakers. Assessment is conducted at the end of the course, with written, oral, homework and practical exam options.

Cambridge International AS & A Level (Ages 16 to 19)

Cambridge International AS and A Level prepare students for post-secondary education, help thousands of teenagers get into the world’s leading higher education institutes. The curricula are flexible and inspiring. Students can choose combination of a wide range of subjects, and the school can provide almost any combination of subjects. Students can choose from a variety of assessment methods to obtain a Cambridge International A Level High School Diploma Certificate. Thousands of learners gain places at leading universities around the world with Cambridge International AS & A Levels every year.

Currently the school offers AS & A level courses in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Business Studies, and Accounting, with new subjects being added in response to student interest.

Cambridge International AS and A Level prepare students for post-secondary education, help thousands of teenagers get into the world’s leading higher education institutes. The curricula are flexible and inspiring. Students can choose combination of a wide range of subjects, and the school can provide almost any combination of subjects. Students can choose from a variety of assessment methods to obtain a Cambridge International A Level High School Diploma Certificate. Thousands of learners gain places at leading universities around the world with Cambridge International AS & A Levels every year.

Our international education programmes and qualifications lead seamlessly from primary through to secondary and pre-university years. Our flexible approach means schools can offer every stage of a Cambridge international education, or just focus on specific stages. We offer full support, designed carefully around the curriculum, qualifications, classroom resources and the needs of our global learning community.

In the year 2003, Beijing Royal School, together with Cambridge International Examinations, set up IGCSE and AS & A Level courses, becoming the first Cambridge International Examination Centre approved by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission. The course is widely recognised around the world, being accredited as the “Gold Standard Course.”

Advantages of As & A Level courses in Beijing Royal School

Thorough curriculum system: the combination of the school’s teaching strategy requirements, combined with AS & A level students’ own characteristics, developed a rigorous, reasonable and thorough curriculum and planning.

Flexible choice of courses: Students can choose AS & A Level courses in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Business Studies, Accounting and so on, according to their knowledge, interests and future overseas study plan to choose the appropriate subjects to study.

Humane examination arrangements: AS & A Level examinations are ‘learning and testing by the side’, and there are opportunities for resit. This has greatly reduced the psychological pressure of the student examinations, and is also conducive to students to perform their normal academic standards.

Beijing Royal School has always insisted to build the school into the first coherent system curriculum Cambridge school in China, and the flagship teaching demonstration centre and teacher training base. At present, in addition to the IGCSE, AS and A Level courses, the school also successfully introduced the Cambridge International Curriculum in the Primary and Secondary 1 courses, in order to get through the Cambridge International Curriculum consistent education system.

The Cambridge Qualifications are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide as a proof of learning ability.

For a global recognition of Cambridge courses, please read the following documents:

(1)Where will a Cambridge qualification take you? Guide to the recognition and acceptance of Cambridge qualifications.

(2)The recognition database, an online directory of worldwide organisations which have specifically provided us with formal written acceptance of Cambridge qualifications

(3)Cambridge International GCSE

(4)Cambridge International AS & A Level

AQA K12 Programs

Oxford International AQA is a joint venture between Oxford University Press, a leader in English language learning and scholarly publication and AQA, UK’s leading academic credentialing organizations.

Oxford-AQA is notable for maintaining the rigor of GCSEs and A-Levels taken in the UK while being tailored to the needs of students studying outside the UK.

In 2015, the AQA Oxford International Curriculum and Assessment System were formally introduced into China, with Beijing Royal School becoming, in 2016, one of the nation’s first AQA centers.

Pearson Edexcel Programs

Pearson Edexcel, the only privately owned examination board in the UK, is part of the the Pearson multinational educational services group. Edexcel is the UK’s largest credentialing organization offering both academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and internationally.

The Pearson Certification Program covers all phases from primary to pre-university course and includes:
• UK International Primary and Secondary Level Program (PLSC)
• The GCSE / International GCSE (Common Intermediate Level Certificate)
• GCE A Levels Certificate of British High School

In 2016, Beijing Royal School became one of China’s first Pearson EdExcel International Centers.


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.


If you have any questions about IB program, please call 010-81789017 or send an email to cambridge@brs.edu.cn. We will reply as soon as possible.

IB Center

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.

About IBO

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.



Primary Years Programme(PYP)

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.

Middle Years Programme(MYP) 

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.

Diploma Program(DP)

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.

Congratuations to BRS Class of 2021 on Their IBDP Results

  We are proud of our graduating Class of 2021 and happy to  congratulate them on their IB Diploma Programme (DP) results. The 2021  IBDP results are consistently high, with a 100%  pass rate for IBDP, and a  37.33  mean score f …

On campus teacher training: Introduction to IBDP Assessment

What is the purpose of IBDP Assessment? How to calculate the score of students? How about the average score of IB candidates? What are the assessment forms of different subjects?

Teachers’training: How to teach based on concept

‘MYP: From Principal to Practice’ indicates that IB class is ‘concept based’. Teachers should teach through designing concepts. Since concepts are so important, the question of ‘what is concept’, ‘why should teachers involve concept int …

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is one of the world’s most exciting educational courses for 16-19 year olds.
It focuses on personal, professional and academic development and is globally recognized by universities for the holistic and rigorous education it provides.
The IB works hard to make sure the DP is globally recognised by universities, with its students gaining competitive offers for further study.
There are IB World Schools in nearly 150 countries throughout the world, and students send exam results to higher education institutions in nearly 90 countries annually. Given the wide diversity of local education systems it can be difficult to understand how the IB is recognized in various parts of the world.

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    The University of Cambridge:

    The International Baccalaureate is highly regarded by Admissions Tutors at Cambridge University for entry to all subjects. Candidates should expect to reach an overall score in the range of 36-40 to stand a realistic chance of acceptance, normally with 6s and 7s in the Higher Level subjects. Applicants for some subjects, particularly sciences, may have 7s specified in Higher Level subjects where appropriate.

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    Oxford University:

    Oxford University welcomes applications from International Baccalaureate students. Admission is, however, extremely competitive and in general IB candidates should have, or expect to achieve, a total score of 38 points or better, with 6s and 7s in subjects offered at the Higher Level.

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    University of Buckingham:

    The University of Buckingham is pleased to accept applications from students following the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. Applications are looked at individually, but normally a student would be expected to achieve34 points depending on programme. (NB: The grades quoted give an indication of a typical offer at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion, alternative qualifications or gradings may be considered).

    Scholarships: Scholarships are available to students achieving a minimum of 34 points in the IB.

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    Yale University:

    Yale awards as many as two acceleration credits (the equivalent of two Yale courses) in certain subjects to students who have received either a 6 or 7 on the higher level examinations. These credits can be applied if the student wishes to graduate early, and the decision to accelerate is made during sophomore year. No acceleration credits are awarded for standard level examinations. Students who score a 6 or 7 on higher level examinations may also use these scores to place into more advanced courses in some disciplines.

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    Harvard University:

    Students who have earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma with a grade of 7 on at least three Higher Level examinations may qualify for Advanced Standing. Students wishing to use IB exams for Advanced Standing should request that the IB Americas’ office send an official IB transcript directly to Harvard.

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

    MIT receive the official grade report directly from the IBO before credit can be processed. Only exams taken at the IB Higher Level (HL) are recognized.

    Mathematics: For a score of a 6 or 7, credit will be given for 12 units of subject 18.01, Calculus I, and students may begin immediately with subject 18.02 and variants (Calculus II). For scores lower than 6, no credit is awarded.

    Physics: For a score of a 7, credit will be given for 12 units of subject 8.01, Physics I and students may begin immediately with subject 8.02 or 8.022 (Physics II).

    For updates to the above, please check the MIT website.
    Physics: For a score of a 7, credit will be given for 12 units of subject 8.01, Physics I and students may begin immediately with subject 8.02 or 8.022 (Physics II).
    For updates to the above, please check the MIT website


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