Areas of learning

Areas of learning

Our curriculum is British-based but adapted to fit our European context and international student body.

At age 16, students typically take nine or 10 GCSEs or IGCSEs. In the final two years of school (ages 16-18), our curriculum is unique. We are the only school in Belgium to offer three pre-university routes: English A Levels, BTEC and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Our curriculum is wide and varied. Students are encouraged to pursue their own interests through a wide choice of subjects.

Course guides

Years 7-9

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Years 10 & 11

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Senior Section

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Languages are integral to our curriculum

A French-English bilingual stream is available in Years 7-9. French is also a core subject at BSB and students are placed in sets according to ability, allowing some students to take GCSE and International GCSE French early and continue to AS Level French or GCSE and International GCSE French as a First Language. Post-16 students may study for a bilingual IB Diploma in French-English or Dutch-English.

Engaging with the outside world

Our Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) programme is an important part of the curriculum. This provides our students with opportunities to engage with the outside world in purposeful and ethical way. Students are encouraged to make a positive impact on the community and become more self-aware, as well as becoming engaged and active citizens of the world. CAS activities can be as diverse as helping at a centre for hippotherapy to organising a charity campaign in school.