The Senior Section of the BSS comprises of four grades – Form 4, Form 5, Lower 6 and Upper 6, with an approximate strength of 40-50 students. It is in this section that the students are prepared for the London Edexcel Examinations.
- Form 4 & 5 – IGCSE
- Lower 6 – AS Levels
- Upper 6 – A Levels
The results at these examinations have always been held in high regard as a measure of success of the school, and as such have always been the focal point of all activities in the senior section. However, this does not undermine the overall values and leadership qualities that are inculcated and developed within the students during this age. Prefect leadership positions, Sports House Captaincies, Head and Deputy Head Prefects, and School Games Captains are all chosen from students in this section.
FACULTY AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY
The faculty comprises a team of subject specialists who have in-depth knowledge and vast experience in teaching their subjects and syllabus. The classroom approach is student-centered and student-driven, which is keenly monitored and facilitated by the teachers.
As is normal practice, mid-term assessment exams and end-of-term exams are held for the senior students too. Additionally, in February the students are required to sit for a mock/withdrawal examination. If students do not succeed in clearing this exam, they are advised to drop the subject and are not allowed to apply for it through school. Additionally, students attempt past papers for all subjects on a regular basis and these are submitted to the teachers for marking and assessment. ‘Feedback Assessment Forms’ are maintained with records of all past papers done by each student and their progress by each subject teacher for continual review.
BSS has fully equipped Physics, Biology and Chemistry laboratories supported by well-qualified lab staff, to ensure that the science students are able to engage with all necessary tools, appliances & chemicals to help their understanding of the subjects better. We also have two ICT labs which are accessible to the entire school. Senior school students effectively use them for their IGCSE ICT Practical preparations and IAL Project submission composition, and also for research on all subject areas.
SELECTION OF SUBJECTS
We offer a range of subjects for students to choose from;
Optional subjects offered:
- Human Biology
- Business Studies
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- English Literature
International Advanced Level
- English Language
- Business Studies
- Information Technology
BSS prepares its students for the London Edexcel Qualifications for the May/June
Examination Series. IGCSE (International General Certificates for Secondary Education),
is the main qualification acquired by 14 to 16 year old students, and is the most popular
exam in secondary education, being studied by students in over a 100 countries. The
International Advanced Level Examinations are also accredited by Edexcel, and are
offered in the May/June Examination Series.
Edexcel is an internationally recognized world-class academic qualification, the preparation for which, equips the students to be more competitive in this fast changing globalized world.