British National Curriculum

BSU is proud to offer the National Curriculum of England and Wales which is a curriculum offered by over 30,000 schools in the UK and in international schools around the world. This brings reassurance to parents and stability to students as the curriculum is delivered as a through process from when they first enter school as a child to when they leave as a young adult. It also offers security of progression when students move between countries as it enables them to more easily fit into another British school to continue their education. The National Curriculum of England and Wales prepares our students for their role in an increasingly challenging, cosmopolitan and rapidly changing world. This is done in a stimulating, caring and supportive setting where academic  excellence is balanced with opportunities for personal development.

Education pathway

The following information is designed to help you see the progression through the education process.

The UK Education Process

  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Primary (Year 1 – Year 6)
  • Secondary (Year 7 – Year 13)

To help teachers prepare for a child’s development and progression, the education process is broken down further into what are called Key Stages and children will pass through 5 of these before completing their school education. Early Years Foundation Stage is pre key stage.

Key Stages

  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Key Stage 1 (Years 1 – 2)
  • Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6)
  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9)
  • Key Stage 4 (Years 10 – 11)
  • Key Stage 5 (Years 12 – 13)

Our education system is like a child’s building blocks; laying foundations and building upon the previous one. It provides a continuous education year on year.

For further information on the National Curriculum of England and Wales please click on the following link:

Mongolian curriculum

Here at the British School of Ulaanbaatar we offer the opportunity for Mongolian children to study Mongolian Language, Literature and History. The teaching of these subjects begins in our Primary phase and continues throughout the student’s time at school.

The main aims are to:
  • enable our students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the language and culture
  • give our students an option to extend studies in order to obtain a Mongolian Certificate equivalency at the end of Year 13 (Mongolian system Grade 12)
  • prepare our students to attend universities and colleges within Mongolia
  • educate our students to be ‘patriotic global citizens’ in pursuit of personal excellence in an ever evolving community to become lifelong learners

As our Mongolian students progress through the school they will be asked to make the choice whether or not to take the Mongolian Language examination to gain the equivalency certificate. If a student chooses to work towards the equivalency they will be given additional lessons in Mongolian Language to supplement and enrich the learning needed for the examination in Year 13.