BSS College

BSS College Academic

High School – students from 14 to 18 years old

The curriculum in the high school includes delivering a various number of cultural and academic disciplines such as English, Bulgarian, Foreign Languages, Information and Communication Technologies, Social Studies, Citizenship, Science, Economics, Art & Design, Physical Development. We put focus on learning a Modern Foreign Language and we aim our students to mark a significant progress on it. Students develop different learning techniques, reasearch approaches, reporting and presenting. Learning and improvement in untraditional subjects is also an important part of the curriculum. Students are involved in individual and team projects during the planning and researching activities. Sports and Arts play an important part of students’ program. Students sit on IGCSE exams at the end of Grade 10 and IB Diplomma Programme at the end of Grade 12. For the successful preparation students are involved in many practical activities such as laboratory Science experiments, speaking and presentation exercises, working on projects, art exhibitions, etc.

Learning Process

Years 10 and 11 constitute of a two-year cycle during which students prepare for the GCSE examinations (General Certificate of Secondary Education). Many students in international schools take minimum 5 IGCSEs (International GCSEs), rather than the standard British GCSEs. These are fully recognised and equal to the standard GCSEs.

With following successful results in (I)GCSE examinations, students wishing to continue their education in university or other institutions of higher education, will take International Baccalaureate (IB) Diplomma Programme.

  • English is the main language for communication
  • Preparation for external examinations
  • Developing skills for learning, understanding, presenting
  • Information and Communication Technologies education

Core Subjects

  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Design and Technology - Robotics and Computer Programming
  • History
  • Economics
  • Modern Foreign Language - Spanish, French or German
  • Physical Development
  • Art & Design

Bulgarian Language

  • Bulgarian Language and Literature for children
  • Bulgarian Cultural Studies

Additional Subjects

  • Theatre
  • Dances
  • Self-defence

Extracurricular activities

  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Yoga
  • Painting
  • Design and Computer Programming
  • Journalism
  • Piano
  • Ballet
  • Mtv Dances
  • Ski Week and many more

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 excellent Computer Laboratory equipped with the most advanced and developed machines.

High-Tech TV
Every classroom is equipped with TV. This engages the students, focuses their attention and keeps curious minds interested in the lesson. The software used, helps the teachers bring lessons to life and to grab students' attention.

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.

BSS College Admissions and Fees

BSS is an International School and we accept students from every nationality and religion. We accept very strong candidates in College with excellent command of English and significant knowledge of Mathematics and Science. Due to the high demand, the admission's process is selective. During the application process the following is considered:

  • date of birth
  • maturity of the applicant
  • successful completion of entry exams in English, Mathematics and Science
  • academic performance for the past two years
  • attendance and behaviour for the past two years

Due to the high demand the enrollment is limited.

  • Grade 9 (Key Stage 4, GCSE) - children from 14.5 - 15 years of age
  • Grade 10 (Key Stage 4, GCSE) - children from 15.5 - 16 years of age
  • Grade 11 (IB Diploma Programme) - children from 16.5 - 17 years of age
  • Grade 12 (IB Diploma Programme) - children from 17.5 - 18 years of age

Fees

HIGH SCHOOL

  ENROLMENT FEE THREE PAYMENTS TWO PAYMENTS ONE FULL PAYMENT
IGCSE Grade 9 & 10 € 1 000 3 x € 3 250 2 x € 4 530 € 8 600
IB Diplomma
Programme 11 & 12
€ 1 000 3 x € 3 630 2 x € 5 300 € 9 900

To apply you need to:

  • Fill in the online application form, which you may find here
  • 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 enrollement fee and submit the necessary documents for registration.

  1. Filled Confirmation for Enrollment
  2. Copy of child’s Birth Certificate and 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), interviews with the School Counsellor and Head of Academics

* 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 - January
Monday (1.01)
  • School not in session
Tuesday (2.01)
  • School not in session
Wednesday (3.01)
  • School not in session
Thursday (4.01)
  • School not in session
Friday (5.01)
  • School not in session
Monday (8.01)
  • Veal soup
  • Cabbage with rice oven baked
  • Grilled sausages with mashed potatos
  • Fruits
Tuesday (9.01)
  • Beans soup
  • Chicken kavarma
  • Stewed pork Knuckle with rice
  • Fruits
Wednesday (10.01)
  • Meatball soup
  • Spaghetti Carbonara
  • Grilled meatballs with grilled vegetables
  • Fruits
Thursday (11.01)
  • Monastery style lentils soup
  • Pork with cabbage stew
  • Breaded white fish fillet/potato salad
  • Fruits
Friday (12.01)
  • Chicken soup
  • Lasagna with spinach cheese and cream
  • Chicken stake on a grill garnished with stewed vegetables
  • Fruits
Monday (15.01)
  • Boiled chicken soup
  • Potato meatballs with youghurt sause and dill oven baked
  • Meatballs Chirpanski style
  • Fruits
Tuesday (16.01)
  • Lentils soup
  • Veal stew with peas
  • Larded pork garnished beans and red onion
  • Fruits
Wednesday (17.01)
  • Rabbit meat soup
  • Stuffed cabbage leaves with meat and rice
  • Meatballs Tzarigradski style
  • Fruits
Thursday (18.01)
  • Vegetable cream soup
  • Omelette of eggs with cheese and green salad
  • Schnitzel of minced meat with stewed peas carrots and dill
  • Fruits
Friday (19.01)
  • Veal goulash soup
  • Yellow cheese pants garnished with cabbage and carrot salad
  • Chicken stake in mushroom sauce and mashed potatos
  • Fruits
Monday (22.01)
  • Veal soup
  • Breaded eggplant with tomato sauce
  • Pork steak with grilled vegetables
  • Fruits
Tuesday (23.01)
  • Meatball soup
  • Potato gratin with cheese and yellow cheese
  • Grilled mackerel with potato salad
  • Fruits
Wednesday (24.01)
  • Monestery style beans soup
  • Eggs in youghurt with cheese and butter topping
  • Stewed veal meat garnished with rice in butter
  • Fruits
Thursday (25.01)
  • Lentils soup
  • Potato meatballs with youghurt sause and dill
  • Grilled spiced meat rolls/ Kebapche/ garnished with beans and lutenitca
  • Fruits
Friday (26.01)
  • Vegetable cream soup
  • Mushrooms with rice and dill oven baked
  • Larded pork with grilled vegetables
  • Fruits
Monday (29.01)
  • Chicken cream soup
  • Spaghetti bolognese
  • Chicken stake with stewed potatos
  • Fruits
Tuesday (30.01)
  • Fish soup
  • Pizza with smoked chicken and cheese
  • Schnitzel of minced meat garnished
  • Fruits
Wednesday (31.01)
  • Meatball soup
  • Rissotto with spinach, carrots and fesh onion
  • Grilled meatballs garnished
  • Fruits