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Title: Focus on: Open Day, British International School Yangon
Date of publication: 26 May 2013
Description/subject: "BISY is part of a worldwide group of schools run by the British Schools Foundation, with branches in Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, Sao Paulo, Manila, Nanjing, Marbella, Pamplona, Tashkent and Kiev. The Yangon campus will initially cater to students from pre-nursery to primary (ages 2 to 11). The school says classes will be taught by British nationals educated at UK universities and will follow the UK curriculum – the first international school in Myanmar to do so. “Rather than focusing on preparing for tests,” its prospectus says, “[school staff] believe a broad and vibrant curriculum creates the enthusiasm for learning that will lead to success. Good examination results simply follow.” BSF states 95 percent of its students come in at or above the UK average. The school also promises Myanmar language and culture will be a “major element” of its local curriculum, to “prepare children for Myanmar university should they choose this route in their further education."...
Author/creator: Wade Guyitt
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Times
Alternate URLs: www.mmtimes.com
Date of entry/update: 26 September 2014