More than just a school which guides students to world-beating examination results and into university, International School Brunei (ISB) has long distinguished itself by much more. With over 50 years of experience in international education, ISB has mastered the usual expecta- tions for institutions of its kind within Southeast Asia; a strong academic record with a 90 per cent average pass rate in IGCSE (grades A*- C) and a year-on-year consistency in achieving IB Diploma points scores comfortably above world average. The fact that over 90 per cent of ISB graduates are accepted into the top universi- ties all around the world – USA, UK, Canada, Australia and more – is just one measure by which ISB proves its success.
A recently instituted academic change at ISB is the introduction of an accelerated IGCSE programme. The initiative is aimed at alleviat- ing the pressure at the end of Year 11, when students face the task of sitting up to 33 exam- inations in 25 days, by beginning the IGCSE programme in Year 9 and allowing students to be examined in up to half of their subjects by the end of Year 10.
How ISB really distinguishes itself is by its commitment to shape students who are well rounded and self-assured, global citizens with a strong appreciation of and awareness for eco-sustainability, human rights, social justice and community service. From Kindergarten all through to Year 13, ISB nurtures the profile of an IB learner in everyone, and encourages each individual to use the opportunities provided here to develop their talents and maximise their potential. Whether in the classroom or the art and design studio; in the theatre, conference room or on the sports field, there is something for everyone.
With the school’s diverse and highly expe- rienced international staff, the dynamic of the ISB community is a vibrant and inclusive one; where every individual in the 46-nationality family is empowered to realise their full potential.
Occupying a 120 acre coastal campus, Jerudong International School (JIS) is a boarding and day school offering a host of internationally-accredited curriculums.
Opened in 1997, JIS gives its students the options of British International Curriculum which include IGCSEs and A Levels (AQA, Cambridge and Edxecel Boards) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, taught by 200 highly qualified teachers.
Over the years the school has consistently upgraded and expanded its existing facilities to ensure the needs of almost 1,700 students from 55 countries are met. Today the school features 26 Science Laboratories, an extensive Performing Arts Centre and music faculty, art, design and technology stu- dios, libraries and traditional classrooms, two swim- ming pools, three sports halls and three covered courts for basketball or netball and three pitches used for football and rugby. The school also has an onsite medical centre and an award-winning Outdoor Discovery Centre.
Their boarding facilities are designed for practicality and compliant with the national philosophy. Boys and girls enjoy separate houses and are cared for by boarding houseparents who are experienced staff and teachers in the school. JIS is an inter- national member of the prestigious UK-based Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) organisation, Council of British International Schools (COBIS), Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA).
A leading British international school in Southeast Asia, JIS has excellent examination results leading students to the world’s best Universities. Recent graduates are studying in UK – Cambridge, LSE, Imperial College; USA – University of California (Berkeley); Australia- Australian National University and Melbourne University and Canada – University of British Columbia.
A strong co-curricular programme exists with almost 300 activities on offer including a wide range of sports and arts activities, EcoJIS, House competi- tions, International Award (Duke of Edinburgh) pro- gramme and Model United Nations club.
JIS employs a holistic approach to education centred around a number of core principles, including leader- ship, integration, participation, active engagement, language and thinking skills, with the aim of produc- ing students who are all-rounders.
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