BSB University

BSB University: Enriching, Extending and Personalising the Curriculum

For more than 10 years the British School of Bucharest has successfully conducted the BSB University programme. This programme, unique to the British School of Bucharest, is designed to personalise our Primary pupils’ learning through skills development, reaching beyond the National Curriculum for England expectations. The BSB University programme enhances and enriches the quality of education which our students receive.

Three times a year, Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils can choose from a range of exciting extra-curricular courses led by staff during school time and supported by parents and volunteers. Pupils receive a certificate at the end of the year in recognition of the specific skills learned from the three courses they selected. All courses fall under the following three categories:

  • Arts and Creative Development
  • Self-Development and Personal Challenge
  • Service and Community Enrichment

The BSB University provides a unique period in the timetable where children can work with students from different year groups, focusing upon common areas of interest.

Some of the courses are designed to help children develop worthwhile personal skills, such as enterprise, film-making, public speaking and debate. Others enable children to explore existing curriculum subjects at a deeper and more challenging level, supporting the needs of our able, gifted and talented students. Such courses include Art Masterclass and Advanced Coding, as well as those which focus on the performing arts, sport, science, technology and various other academic areas. The BSB University programme also encourages our children to participate in service opportunities and appreciate the importance of community.

Watch the video to get a real flavour of the variety of BSB University courses available for children to enjoy.

SchoolTube at the British School of Bucharest

One of the BSB University courses is our School Online Video Magazine, known as ‘SchoolTube’. Each term a different team of students plan, film, edit and present the show. Past SchoolTube episodes can be accessed here