K-12 Curriculum

Academic Progression

Lower School

Early Years

(18 months - 4 years old)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Harrow Beijing encourages students to be happy, independent and motivated. The teachers plan for learning using the Early Years Curriculum Guidance for England and Wales. Alongside normal classroom activities, Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception children enjoy lessons from subject specialists in Physical Education (PE), Music and Mandarin.
Pre-Prep Phase

(Year 1 - 5 / 5 - 9 years old)

In Years 1 to 5, children continue to develop essential literacy and numeracy skills. Great emphasis is placed on the enjoyment of books and the teaching of reading and writing.As they progress through the school, students are also introduced to a greater element of specialist subjects in Mandarin, Music, Physical Education, Drama, Computing and Science.

Academic Progression

Upper School

Prep Phase

(Year 6 - 8 / 10 - 13 years old)

Modelled on the best practice of British Preparatory Schools and International Middle Schools, the Prep Phase is a blend of specialist-based subject teaching within the security of the Upper School. At the core of the Prep Phase are the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Mandarin. The students are also exposed to a wide and varied curriculum including: Art, Drama, History, Geography, Computing, Design and Technology, Music, PE and Sports, as well as the Modern Foreign Languages.
The Senior School

(Year 9 - 11 / 14 - 16 years old)

Our curriculum in Year 9 is designed to build on the learning and skills students have developed in the Prep Phase, and equip them for success in public examinations. Many of our courses take themes and skills from International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and introduce them early to students. This provides a strong bridge into Year 10 and ensures students are well prepared to follow the courses of their choice. In Year 10 and Year 11 students follow the GCSE and/or IGCSE courses.
The Sixth Form

(Year 12 - 13 / 16 - 18 years old)

After IGCSE, students move into the next phase of the School and prepare themselves for life at University. This is a two-year programme in Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) and Advanced Level (A Level) study.