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Senior School

Welcome to the Senior School at the British International School, Al Khobar. We follow the English National Curriculum, with some adaptations to reflect our international setting. Our pupils are taught how to be resilient, how to enjoy learning and are encouraged to share a responsibility for their own and everyone else’s achievements. They are taught to think creatively and are expected to complete schoolwork and homework to the very best of their ability. We celebrate the fact that pupils learn in a multitude of different ways and that our pupils come from a rich variety of backgrounds, bringing with them a wealth of different strengths, experiences and interests. Our pupils are well-prepared to attend world class universities.

William Lee Marsh BSC (Hons), PGCE, NPQH
Senior School and Sixth Form Headteacher

BISAK Curriculum

Our curriculum is not just about the academic challenge. It is supported and deepened by a vast range of pastoral, extra-curricular and global set of opportunities.

The Senior School Comprises

  • Key Stage 3: Pupils aged 11 to 14 (Year 7 to Year 9)
  • Key Stage 4: Pupils aged 14 to 16 (Year 10 to Year 11)
Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 our pupils are taught in mixed groups for many of their subjects, with setting occurring only in Maths.

Our pupils progress though Key Stage 3 where they follow the English National Curriculum, with some adaptations to reflect our international setting. Teachers develop pupils to become independent learners, so they can think critically and evaluate their own learning, students study a full range of subjects including:

Key Stage 4

During Year 9 pupils choose subjects to study at iGCSE/GCSE, in addition to compulsory subjects.


We provide rich opportunities to learn outside the classroom. There is a wealth of extra-curricular activities throughout the year. Clubs run from 2:00pm – 3:00pm and vary from term to term.

The range of activities includes:

  • Sports
  • Music
  • Art
  • Social
  • Academic
  • Languages
  • Performance
  • Debate
House System

Each pupil is placed in a “house” when joining BISAK. The houses comprise groups of pupils organised through the full age-range, allowing inter-year groups.  


For Academic Year 2023-2024

Pupils for Year 7 (age 11) and Year 11 (age 16)