The British School of Kuwait (BSK) is a private, co-educational day school with its campus in the Salwa suburb. BSK currently has over 3000 students on roll, ranging from Reception to Year 13.
BSK is licensed by the Private Education Department of the Kuwait Ministry of Education. Award of our licence requires a successful inspection from approved inspectors registered with the UK Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). The last such inspection took place in March 2016.
Also in March 2016, BSK was inspected by a team from Penta International, an inspectorate approved by the UK Department for Education (DfE) to inspect British international schools.
British Schools Overseas (BSO) accreditation is a voluntary inspection system, monitored by Ofsted, which informs parents of students in British international schools how well the standards in these schools measure up against the standards that apply to independent schools within Britain.
You may learn more about the BSO inspection system at the DfE website, where you may also read the full BSK inspection report.
BSK follows the National Curriculum of England and is an approved examination centre for:
Currently, BSK offers GCSE, IGCSE AS and A Level examinations through Pearson Edexcel, IGCSE examinations through Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and AS and A Level examinations through the Assessment and Qualifications (AQA). Regular unannounced inspections of the arrangement for, and security of, public examinations, by officials of the Examination Boards, guarantees the quality and impartiality of the British examination system, the ‘Gold Standard’ so valued by leading universities throughout the world.
BSK is also an approved centre for examinations conducted by the London Academy of Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and our facilities are the base for the British Council to conduct the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examinations.
Curriculum accommodation is made for studies required by the Ministry of Education in Kuwait:
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The British School of Kuwait (BSK) has a curriculum managed into a number of operational or tactical groups. Students are placed into year groups according to their age on 15 September of the academic year, as required by the Ministry of Education in Kuwait. The National Curriculum of England is organised into Key Stages of development directly linked to these year groups in terms of content and challenge.
Five Departments, each with a Phase Coordinator (PC) or Department Coordinator (DC), manage and deliver the National Curriculum. Interestingly, these Departments work across Key Stages, ensuring continuity and progression. The Lower, Junior and Secondary Head Teachers (HTs) each lead teams of PCs/DCs, with further input from the Assistant Head Teachers (AHTs), Senior Teachers (STs) and Primary Year Heads (YHs).
We aim for maximum class sizes in Primary of 25 students. Subject sets within the Secondary phase enable significantly lower class sizes.
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