Belvedere British School has different departments led by experienced curricular and pastoral managers. Each department focuses on different subject area. We pay close attention to each department to help our children progress and enables them to be fully prepared for their transition into their higher upcoming year group.
Belvedere British School – Primary Department
Belvedere British School is a multi-cultural, caring school community in which children are encouraged to become independent thinkers and learners from an early age within a safe and positive environment. Each individual child is valued, nurtured and encouraged to reach their full potential whilst developing a love of learning. The majority of learning is based on the English National Curriculum whilst including links to UAE culture.
The Primary Department runs from FS2 (4 years of age) to Year 6 where the children can make a smooth transition to Year 7 in our Secondary Department. The main subjects of Maths, English, Science, Computing, History and Geography are studied in Years 1 – 6 with streaming according to ability in English and Maths in Years 3 – 6. Arabic, Social Studies and Islamic Studies are also part of the curriculum and are taught by a team of specialist teachers. Children’s progress is carefully monitored by regular formal assessments and through on-going class work.
In addition to classroom-based subjects, the children have regular Physical Education and Art lessons. Our school also offers an extensive extra-curricular programme where the children not only develop their physical or creative skills, but enjoy making strong friendship bonds in a social and relaxed atmosphere.
Belvedere British School believes that children will progress if they are part of a happy environment. We place great emphasis on building a child’s self-confidence and ability by encouraging children in all aspects of school life, not purely in academic subjects. Regular celebratory assemblies are held and special certificates for a child’s achievements, however big or small, are part of Belvedere life. Each child belongs to a House Team which provides support for each other, whilst helping the children to engage in healthy competition. There is a strong partnership between school and home and we encourage parents to enjoy and participate in their children’s school life whenever possible.
Children who join Belvedere British School will have the advantage of a continual education from the age of 4 to the age of 18, although children are welcome to join at any year group age depending on the availability of places and completing our admissions standards.
Belvedere British School – Secondary Department
With students from nearly 50 countries, we celebrate our diversity. Have recently invested significantly in technologies for learning and we deliver a genuine and traditional English Curriculum with high staff to pupil ratios and a focus on 21st Century transferable skills to offer a truly international education which ‘prepares students for life.’
This year, Belvedere will be offering our students a range of GCSE and iGCSE through Edexcel as well as the ICDL and the Young Leaders Awards. Edexcel qualifications are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, they are an international passport to progression and success and offer a variety of routes for our learners making them ideally suited to the varied needs of our students, focusing on developing their skills, knowledge and understanding.