Middle Years Programme

Fascinating stage in education for 6-10 graders

Things change quickly, students develop from being Primary school children to IGCSE students and it seems relationships with friends, teachers and parents change every minute. In this second stage of education, we try not only to develop the academic potential of Middle Year Students, but we are also committed to the social and emotional aspects of learning. Our students in Grade 6 to 10 follow a bilingual programme based upon the requirements of the Berlin Rahmenlehrplan, and our understanding of Middle Years in international education.


International General Certificate of Secondary Education

The IGCSE, the final stage of our Middles Years, is an internationally recognized qualification for school students, typically in the 14-16 age groups, grades 9&10. The IGCSE prepares students for further academic work including progression to the IB Diploma Programme. It is recognised by academic institutions and employers around the world. IGCSE encourages learner-centered and inquiry-based approaches to learning. It develops learners’ skills in creative thinking, inquiry and problem solving, giving learners excellent preparation for the next stage in their education.


German exam at the end of Grade 10

The MSA (mittlerer Schulabschluss) is a nationally recognised German exam, designed for all students in Berlin to make sure that those students who leave school after Grade 10 have a recognised qualification.  B.I.S. offers students a unique possibility in providing them with various and varying pathways to educational and vocational achievement. It recognises the importance of awarding our national and international students with a certificate that opens up many pathways for success nationally and internationally.


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Organised by the International Baccalaureate Office based in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a very rigorous academic program emphasising academic achievement, critical thinking, research skills and community service. It has been operating world-wide for over 50 years (1968) and is in place in almost 1500 schools in around 120 countries around the world. The IB Diploma is recognised in virtually every country in the world.