British College Yangon (BCY) is a British-curriculum international school that will open in September 2016 offering classes from pre-Nursery to Year 8 (2 – 13 years old). In each subsequent year we will open an additional year group until we have a fully-fledged Senior School with classes up to Year 13 (age 18). BCY’s purpose-built campus is located within the Star City residential development, in Thanlyin Township of Yangon
The College will offer a high quality international education that blends the best approaches from Eastern and Western traditions, one that is firmly rooted in academic rigour yet invested in developing the individual and embracing extra-curricular activities. The curriculum in our Early Years (ages 2-7) and Junior School (ages 7-11) will follow an enhanced English National Curriculum (ENC), designed to meet international and local requirements. There will be a strong emphasis on the application of technology and modern foreign languages, especially Mandarin and Burmese.
Our aim is to ensure that all the children in our care are happy, confident and enthusiastic learners. We provide an appropriate and balanced academic challenge that enables students to realise their unique potential in a supportive environment.
Our youngest students will engage in topic-based learning, a cross-curricular approach that integrates different subject matters under an umbrella topic/area of interest.
BCY will build a reputation for excellence in sports, music and the arts, underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasm of the student. We will offer a stimulating a creative curriculum that gives students more autonomy, allowing them to take ownership and responsibility for their learning. Our regular assessments will track student progress to ensure that every child achieves to the best of their abilities.
In the Senior School (ages 11-18), our students will continue to follow the enhanced ENC in Years 7-9, leading to IGCSE courses and examinations in Years 10-11. In the final two years we intend, subject to the necessary approvals, to offer students a challenging international, academic qualification which is fully recognised by, and gives access to, top-class universities worldwide.
BCY’s academic provision will be enhanced by opportunities for collaboration with the Dulwich College International schools. Students and staff from British College Yangon will be able to participate in learning exchanges, sporting competitions, music concerts and art exhibitions with their peers from across the Dulwich network. Our College will also benefit from the international partnerships with leading universities organisations shared by the Dulwich family of schools. DCI group comprises the international Colleges and the management team, Dulwich College Management International (DCMI). DCI has developed a comprehensive school leadership system that provides individual schools with sufficient independence and autonomy while at the same time ensuring each College is aligned with the Dulwich philosophy. In addition, the Head is a member of the DCI Steering Group, which helps shape network educational initiatives across the schools and high school programmes.