BGE is committed to continuous improvement and ensuring that the education we offer is one of the best in the world. To this end, global accrediting agencies have been invited into the school to examine all aspects of how our school functions. Only those schools that meet the highest standards in all areas are awarded accredited status. The fact that Braeburn school has been accredited by both CIS and is an IB World School is your assurance that your child will receive a world class education whilst in our care.
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a global non-profit membership organisation. The CIS vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures and educators from every corner of the world. Within CIS membership are schools that have achieved a mark of high quality and rigour.
This recognition signifies that the school has completed a comprehensive self-study and international peer review as part of a continuous improvement process focusing on standards and indicators that promote the development of student knowledge, skills, attributes and actions aligned with the CIS Definition of Global Citizenship.
Colleges and universities worldwide acknowledge that a CIS Accredited School meets internationally-agreed and recognised standards and develops global citizens with the qualities and skills that they are seeking in students. CIS International Accreditation is recognised by the National Association of Independent Schools (USA), and by many governmental and non-governmental agencies around the world.
We have delivered the IB Diploma for over 13 years and we have taken on board the philosophy and educational thinking that this organisation extols. We are currently the only IB school in Africa to offer the IB Career related Programme which offers students an alternative route to tertiary education that suits their career objectives and learning styles.
Council of British International Schools is a membership organisation serving the needs of International Schools offering a broadly British-based curriculum and educational experience. Membership is only granted to schools that meet predetermined standards.
Braeburn Garden Estate School belongs to the following international examination boards.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two year course for students aged 16 to 19. It provides students with a balanced education, facilitates geographic and cultural mobility and promotes international understanding. Only schools that have successfully completed the authorization process may teach the IBDP. The International Baccalaureate Organisation supports schools in building the understanding and organizational structures needed to implement the DP and become an IB World School.
Cambridge International Examinations , through its A level and IGCSE programmes, prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.
BTEC qualifications are run by Edexcel . Only approved centres can offer these continually assessed courses with no examinations and a practical approach to study. In addition to knowledge, they focus on developing the skills of research, communication, collaboration, public speaking, organisation and presentation valued by universities.
The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) is one of a handful of associations offering dedicated professional training, leadership support and growth, effective governance, school improvement, child protection and student support for internationally accredited schools in Africa.
AISA is dedicated to transforming student Learning by Leading and supporting strategic thinking, Professional growth and school effectiveness. It is AISA's objective to support professional growth of school leaders and educators, develop and implement strategic thinking and planning in member schools, and increase the effectiveness of schools.