Discover Germany, Issue 81, December 2019

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E DU C ATIO N PROFI LE OF THE MON T H

Berlin British School – a vibrant, challenging all-round international education For 25 years, Berlin British School (BBS) has been educating students from more than 60 different countries and preparing them for the challenges of a globalised future by providing a stable, supportive and disciplined environment in which all students strive for academic excellence and develop confidence and creative thinking skills. TEXT: BERLIN BRITISH SCHOOL, ANDREW WALSH, CAITRIONA PHELAN-KÖRNIG, LEONIE VON LILIEN I PHOTOS: BERLIN BRITISH SCHOOL GGMBH

A caring community that provides strong pastoral support and the framework of British educational traditions ensure that all students are guided and nurtured throughout their time at the school and learn to celebrate diversity and embrace tolerance and mutual respect. A wide-ranging co-curricular educational programme enables students to develop 46  |  Issue 81  |  December 2019

holistically and appreciate the importance of developing important skills and dispositions that go beyond the walls of the classroom. Fully accredited by the Council of International Schools, and implementing programmes from both the globally recognised International Baccalaureate and

Cambridge International Examinations, BBS has been at the forefront of educating students from Berlin’s international community since its foundation in 1994. Believing that the most successful schools blend innovation and tradition, the curriculum incorporates exciting pedagogical innovations – for example, inquiry and concept-based learning – alongside traditional, tried and tested educational principles, such as differentiated instruction and the teaching of language across all areas of the curriculum. Students are prepared thoroughly for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which is seen across the globe as the gold standard of pre-university educational