Early Years and Primary School
In Reception year, our school children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
Complementing the fundamentals of communication and language, as well as personal and social development, teaching at the British School of Geneva focuses on specific areas of learning including literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts. In this early stage, carefully planned play forms an important part of children’s development and learning.
In Years 1 to 6, children follow the curriculum outlined in Key Stages 1 and 2 of the English National Curriculum covering a wide range of subjects including Mathematics, English, French, Science, Humanities, ICT (Computers), Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education.
These first years of a child’s education are vital for developing their critical thinking and problem solving skills, and as such, we have created a school environment in which our young students feel empowered to ask questions, feel safe to meet challenges head on, and are accompanied on their journey towards reaching their full potential.
This is a time to instil a love of learning that children will carry with them throughout their lives. Our teachers tailor their lessons to suit each individual student’s abilities and learning styles, and the positive and supportive environment throughout our school and the personal attention each student receives are both key differentiators and the cornerstones of our success.
Students will graduate from primary school with a solid academic foundation upon which to build and the confidence and curiosity to strive for ever greater academic heights.
Teachers in BSG Primary will assess pupils’ learning and progress regularly and accurately. For more information, view our Primary Feedback and Assessment Policy.
All those successfully completing Year 6 with us are guaranteed a place in the Secondary programme.