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BSS College Academics

Education at BSS College is divided into 2 educational cycles.

Cambridge IGCSE – Grade 9 – 10

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a flexible curriculum and students may choose between different subjects. They need to take 3 mandatory and 2 to 5 elective IGCSEs. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula. 

Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course. Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January. You can learn more about the Cambridge IGCSE examinations here.

IGCSE is a worldwide recognized programme and allows students who have graduated it to continue their education in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

You can apply here.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme – Grade 11 - 12

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups that form the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay. Leading universities all over the world accept students with IB Diploma. Research from leading institutions shows that IB students are more likely than their peers to succeed in higher education.

 

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The aim of the IB programmes is to develop open-minded, knowledgeable, caring, reflective, principled and balanced young people who are also inquirers, thinkers, communicators and risk-takers.

DP Core consists of 6 subject groups – Studies in language and literature, Language acquisition, Individuals and societies, Sciences, Mathematics, The Arts. Students choose subjects form these subject groups and take some of them at higher level and some at standard level. Each student takes at least 3 subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level.

Theory of Knowledge – Theory of knowledge (TOK) is assessed through an oral presentation and a 1,600 word essay. It provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge.

Creativity, Activity, Service – Studied throughout the Diploma Programme, CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. It is not formally assessed. You can find more about the CAS activities at BSS here and watch a video.

Extended Essay – A mandatory component of the IB Diploma Programme, the extended essay is a piece of research, finishing with a 4000-word paper.

Assessment - The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the DP.

You can find more detailed information about the International Baccalaureate here

You can learn more about the advantages of the IB Diploma Programme from the video.

Exams Results

 

BSS College Facilities

British School of Sofia's facilities secure the smooth and enjoyable learning process. Our school is equipped and furnished to high standard. Students enjoy their day here.

Multifunctional Sports Field
Here students play football, volleyball, basketball and tennis.

School Dining Room
The school dining room is cheerfully decorated. While having their lunch, the children enjoy, discuss and criticise their peer’s exhibition of paintings on the wall.

Science Lab
The school has a brand new science lab. As true scientists, pupils can venture in the world of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Science classes are exciting and memorable indeed.

Computer Lab
The school has an innovative MAC Lab, equipped with the most advanced and developed computers.

Interactive Classroom
BSS started to use iPads in the classrooms to improve teaching and learning activities. Every student has a device to enable endless opportunities at school.

Art Room
We are very fortunate to have a separate art room, where the students have the opportunity to develop and extend their creativity and their potential.

Gymnasium
This is the school gymnasium. When the weather does not allow training outside, the PE classes are held here.

Dancing Stage
Here, students learn to dance, rehearse and enjoy their dance and vocal classes.

College Admissions and Fees

 British School of Sofia welcomes students in College as follows:

  • Grade 9  - students from 14.5 - 15 years old
  • Grade 10 - students from 15.5 - 16 years old
  • Grade 11 - students from 16.5 - 17 years old
  • Grade 12  - students from 17.5 - 18 years old

More information about the fees you may find here.

The College in British School of Sofia is split into two two-years programmes. In Grades 9 & 10 the students follow International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme and in Grades 11 & 12 - International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP).

How to apply?

1. Fill in the online application form, which you may find  here.

2. After a consideration of the application, the Аddmissions officer will contact you to invite you to an individual interview in a day and time convenient to both sides.

Once parents receive notification of acceptance of their child, they need to pay the enrolment fee and submit the necessary documents for registration.

  1. Filled Confirmation for Enrollment;
  2. Copy of child’s Birth Certificate and / or Passport;
  3. Copies of parents’ Passports;
  4. School Academic and Attendance Reports for the last two years (where applicable). These should be translated in English or Bulgarian;
  5. Pass on English, Mathematics and Science Entry Exams (Grades 9 - 12);
  6. Successful interview with the Deputy Head & IB Coordinator;

* Exams can be arranged individually with agreed day and time

Medical documents needed for enrolment in School (6 – 18 years old) at BSS

  1. Health prophylactic card child completed by GP (General Practitioner);
  2. Data from GP for immunization status of the child, in accordance with Regulation N15 2005 immunizations in Bulgaria (OG. 45th 2005);
  3. Medical note from your GP about the lack of contact with infected patients;
  4. Information about the GP;

BSS College Day

Our school day accomodates all the core, additional and the extracurricular activities which helps us to revel and develop the potential of every child. Here are some of the activities:

Computer Education
The computer training complies with the age of the students. Students are gradually introduced to the world of the computers.

Dance
The dance creates the sense of rhythm and melody, provides coordinated movements, creates love for the beauty, grace, aesthetic values, strive for perfection.

Art and Craft
These classes expand children's knowledge of textiles, cardboard, paper, clay, from which children create various beautiful things.

Lego / Robotics
In these classes the students get most out of BSS innovative resources. The mission is to use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students.

Music Culture
We aim to educate a music culture in our students - love to the beautiful classical music. We introduce the most popular styles, authors and artists of all times.

Physical Development
These classes build motor skills in children, improve their overall physical ability and create a positive attitude to sport.

BSS College Teaching staff

College Meal

Menu - March
Friday (1.03)
  • Carrot sream soup with cheese
  • Mackerel fillet served with fresh salad and Greek sauce
  • Oven baked stew with buffalo cheese baked with eggs
  • Fruits
Monday (4.03)
  • National Holiday
Tuesday (5.03)
  • Borsch soup with pork
  • Potato meatballs with fresh salad
  • Chicken fillets with risotto and vegetables and onion sauce
  • Fruits
Wednesday (6.03)
  • Soup with potatoes, peas and carrots
  • Stuffed zucchini with egg and cheese ina a French sauce
  • Fresh pasta foam with bacon and cream sauce
  • Fruits
Thursday (7.03)
  • Chicken soup with potatoes
  • Spinach souffle
  • Roll of minced meat with vegetables on a bed of puree with fresh herbs
  • Fruits
Friday (8.03)
  • Lentil with carrots and green peppers
  • Stuffed peppers with Bulgur with sautéed fresh tomatoes and basil
  • Salmon with broccoli, potatoes, carrots and red pepper with Terquaki sauce
  • Fruits
Monday (11.03)
  • Chicken soup with salary
  • Cheese soufflé
  • Pork knuckle prepared at low temperature with wild mushrooms and Brett Juss sauce on vegetable rice
  • Fruits
Tuesday (12.03)
  • Cream of broccoli soup served with Petti Bouche, baked with emmental
  • Eggplant stuffed with vegetables, served on a bed of spinach and sautéed tomatoes
  • Cordon bleu-style (pork neck, stuffed with cheese and ham, fried with egg) with roasted potatoes
  • Fruits
Wednesday (13.03)
  • Soup of turkey meat with vegetables, corn and turkey
  • Spinach meatballs with tomato sauce on green salads flavored with herbal dressing
  • Pork steak with caramelized onion and puree of roots, flavored with sauce
  • Fruits
Thursday (14.03)
  • Veal soup with vegetables
  • Rice with mushroom sauce, baby spinach leaves and fresh tomatoes
  • Chicken steak with a cake of carrots
  • Fruits
Friday (15.03)
  • Cream of lentils soup with bacon croutons
  • Green baby beans in the oven with baby carrots and shallots
  • White fish with potato salad and fresh lemon juice with fresh basil
  • Fruits
Monday (18.03)
  • Spinach soup with black rice and beef broth
  • Vegetable moussaka served with milk sauce
  • Chicken sliced meat with baked potatoes and honey sauce
  • Fruits
Tuesday (19.03)
  • Tomato soup with feta cheese
  • Pene pasta with tomato sauce sprinkled with parmesan and fresh basil
  • Schnitzel of minced meat garnished with Coleslaw salad
  • Fruits
Wednesday (20.03)
  • Cream soup of cauliflower with herb croutons
  • Beans stew oven baked
  • Roast pork with ratatouille and Braten Juss sauce
  • Fruits
Thursday (21.03)
  • Salmon soup with zucchini strips and lemon peel
  • Stuffed peppers with rice and mushrooms served with Bessamel sauce
  • Pie with pork baked with potato mousse and cheese, served with tomato salsa
  • Fruits
Friday (22.03)
  • Minestrone soup with vermicelli
  • Pea baked with a ball of crushed milk with fresh oregano
  • Trout with sautéed vegetables with lemon sauce
  • Fruits
Monday (25.03)
  • Soup of pork knuckle with seasonal vegetables
  • Fresh cabbage baked with tomatoes and dill
  • Chicken schnitzel with roasted potatoes and cream
  • Fruits
Tuesday (26.03)
  • Cream pumpkin soup with whipped cream and pumpkin seeds
  • German Potato stew
  • Chicken fillet baked with tomatoes and cheese with broccoli, cauliflower, red pepper and cinnama with cream sauce
  • Fruits
Wednesday (27.03)
  • Minestrone
  • Fresh zucchini gratin with milk sauce
  • Chicken meat with rice and peas
  • Fruits
Thursday (28.03)
  • Rabbit meat soup with vegetables
  • Vegetable Pie with Sauce
  • Mousaka of chopped meat served with yoghurt
  • Fruits
Friday (29.03)
  • Pepper cream soup with cheese croutons
  • Cheese pie with tomatoes
  • White Fish served with leeks souffle
  • Fruits