Academic overview

Academic overview

Brillantmont offers internationally recognised academic programmes which challenge and stimulate students of all ages. They provide access to top-ranking universities across the world.

The 8th Grade (final year of Middle School) programme of studies is designed to meet the needs of international 13-14 year olds and covers a broad range of subjects.

After 8th Grade the students enter High School (9th to 12th Grade) .Personalised timetables enable them to develop their strengths and interests, keeping in view their future university choices / career plans.

Brillantmont offers British IGCSE / AS and A Level examinations (Cambridge International Examinations) along with American PSAT, SAT tests and SAT subject test examinations and IELTS.

The courses offered and external examinations taken from 8th-10th Grade also provide suitable preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB).

Brillantmont also offers a Post High School 13th Grade programme for students who have already completed their High School studies.

Middle School

High School

Post High School

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Our vision of learning

Students are active partners in their learning and develop the positive attitude necessary to engender a love of learning for life. Embracing a collaborative and creative approach students possess the critical thinking skills necessary to meet the demands of the twenty first century and beyond.

At the heart of each individual student is the ethos of international understanding and a global digital awareness that builds on the cultural diversity of the Brillantmont family. Students show perseverance to overcome barriers to learning and are prepared to take risks in their pursuit of excellence.

Perseverance and ambition are integral for students to discover their talents and to take pride in their achievements.

A whole school approach to teaching and learning enables each individual to fulfil their potential, and recognises the importance of health and well-being to achieving personal happiness and success.

The BM library:
a great learning resource

The Library provides a collaborative space where classes come with their teachers to do research as well as a welcoming environment for both day and boarding students during their free time. It has a comprehensive collection of up to date resources as well as online databases which are curriculum related, and also novels, comics, and magazines of interest to teenagers and young adults. Our professional Librarian works closely with teachers to promote literacy and to help our students to develop their research skills. Every year, we welcome an author in our school during our Reading Week, a week filled with activities and games to foster the love of books.

8th-9th Grade

Get a head start

Brillantmont welcomes students from 8th Grade, which is the final year of Middle School. Usually students are aged 13-14, though exceptionally a student may be aged 12. There is a family feel and a supportive, caring environment to help students feel integrated, happy and settled. Their well-being is of great importance and we do all we can to help them flourish and become confident, responsible individuals.

The academic programme incorporates a broad range of subjects and provision is made for students who need to develop their English skills, thanks to the EAL (English as an Additional Language) programme.

9th Grade is the first year of High School and students continue to build on their study skills. The broad, comprehensive curriculum is designed to instil a love of learning. After class, 8th and 9th Grade students participate in extra-curricular activities, many of which develop leadership skills.

Course Outlines

ENGLISH

LANGUAGES

MATHEMATICS & ICT

SCIENCES


SOCIAL SCIENCES

THE ARTS

  • Art & Design
  • Music

PSHE & CITIZENSHIP

SPORTS

  • Sports
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10th–12th Grade

High School Programme

At every grade level, each student has a personalised timetable, which develops his / her strengths and challenges intellectually.

Students in 10th–12th Grade follow a selection of courses which cover a solid range of subjects. In 11th and 12th Grade the courses extend and build on students’ subject knowledge. They can focus on subjects in which they are particularly interested and which they may wish to pursue further at university.

Throughout the High School, students have the opportunity to prepare for external, internationally recognised examinations. Click to find out more about:

ICT is an integral component of all courses. Sports and PSHE classes are compulsory for all students. All teaching is in English. In addition to their academic programmes, all students follow extra-curricular activities, many of which develop leadership skills.

Course Outlines

LANGUAGES

ENGLISH

MATHEMATICS

SOCIAL SCIENCES

SCIENCES

THE ARTS

  • Art & Design
  • Music

PSHE & CITIZENSHIP

  • PSHE
  • Citizenship

SPORTS

  • Sports
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Post High School

Post High School

The Post High School Programme at Brillantmont International School is designed for students who have successfully completed their High School studies and wish to experience an enriching 13th year of study in Europe before going on to university. It is personalised to the student and depends on his /her achievements to date, his / her university plans and his / her objectives for the year.

Find out more about this programme.

13th Grade programme (Gap Year)

Our Post High School Programme is suitable for:

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“In the High School years, be prepared to work and when you’re done, to work some more!”

Ben, BM alum

After Brillantmont

Life goes on after Brillantmont

100% of our graduating class continue into Higher Education all over the world, with a small minority choosing to take a gap year. We are committed to providing maximum assistance to enable students to enter the university of their choice, wherever that may be.

Preparation for university and college entry begins in the penultimate year, when students are encouraged to think about where they would like to go and which course of study they would like to pursue. Our librarian is on-hand to assist students who wish to access university multimedia materials. Each year various university fairs and Open Days within the region provide further information and universities from all over the world regularly visit Brillantmont to give presentations to groups of potential students. Wherever a student’s choices lie, the school helps them and their families to organise visits either on official Open Days or on an individual basis

At all stages of the university planning process, students receive completely personalised support from our Deputy Director, assisted by our Student Well-Being and Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator. Both provide guidance and help students identify their strengths and interests, exploring all possible options. Students are closely supported in the preparation of their Personal Statements for university applications and also practice the communication skills, interview techniques and role play situations they will need later at the academic interview stage.


Check into which universities our students have been accepted in recent years.

“Being accepted at Oxford for an MSc in Integrated Immunology is due in no small part to the wonderful education I received during my four years at BM. I had the benefit of receiving the support and dedication of inspirational teachers.”

John, BM alum

 

“Studying international A Levels meant that I had covered much more material than many of my peers when I started university in the UK.”

Fraser, BM alum, working for Siemens

“Leaving the family home is usually a stressful experience, but not when you find yourself in much bigger international family that supports you during every difficult stage of adolescence. From this perspective, I always viewed BM as a starting point of my journey into adult life: an excellent academic record, friends for life, the opportunity to engage into virtually every single extra curricular activity possible. It gave me the chance to become an individual and not just another graduate. Since I left BM I’ve been affiliated with other academic institutions since, yet the warmest memories are with my BM years.”

Valeriya, BM alum, intern at Chatham House, UK