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An enhanced version of the National Curriculum for England is offered by Britannica. We have added extra languages and made the curriculum more relevant to our Central European location and internationally diverse student body. Subjects are taught using a child-centred approach integrating practical activity and academic rigour.

The English National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by schools in England and by British style international schools. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards students should reach in each subject.

High academic standards depend on a good working environment and a willing student. The school is lucky to have excellent facilities and educational resources. The programme is well balanced: there is time for music, drama and sports as well as academic work.

Primary Department

Primary Department
Age Year Key stage
5-6 Year 1 Key Stage 1
6-7 Year 2 Key Stage 1
7-8 Year 3 Key Stage 2
8-9 Year 4 Key Stage 2
9-10 Year 5 Key Stage 2
10-11 Year 6 Key Stage2
Link to more information about the Primary Department

Children in Years 1-6 (aged 5 to 11) have their own light, airy and well equipped classrooms.

English and Mathematics start the day. Science, History and Geography, Art and Music, Hungarian, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and PSHE are part of the regular weekly programme. Children have a choice of French, Spanish or German from Year 5. Class teachers are helped by well qualified assistants.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) support is available in small groups for those students identified as requiring extra support.

Physical education and swimming are also taught.

Secondary Department

Secondary Department
Age Year Key stage
11 - 12 Year 7 Key Stage 3
12 - 13 Year 8 Key Stage 3
13 -14 Year 9 Key Stage 3
14 - 15 Year 10 Year 1 of the two year IGCSE course
15 – 16 Year 11 Year 2 of the two year IGCSE course
16 - 17 Year 12 Sixth Form First Year of A Levels
17 - 18 Year 13 Sixth Form Second Year of A Levels

The subjects currently offered include: English, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education, including Swimming, and Hungarian, as a First or Second Language, In addition students have the opportunity to study French, German or Spanish.

Students aged from 14 to 16 study courses for 2 years which lead to examinations for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) of the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), usually taken at the age of 16.

In the Sixth Form students aged from 16 to 18 continue with the CIE Advanced Level diploma. Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19 year olds, and the Advanced Levels are a passport to university entry worldwide.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) support is available in small groups for those students identified as requiring extra support. Britannica uses high quality teaching resources purchased mainly from British suppliers. Homework plays an important part in our curriculum and so all students have work to do at home on a regular basis.

For more information on the Secondary English National Curriculum please go to:

Secondary Curriculum - External Link: education.gov.uk