About New Cairo British International School (NCBIS)
The New Cairo British International School (NCBIS) primary school is comprised of two streams; International and Dutch. Both streams follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), a course of study that ‘prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning’. Both streams teach their respective national curriculums for English / Dutch and Mathematics but apply the PYP pedagogical approach of inquiry based learning to these areas of the curriculum where possible. In each case the school has adapted these curriculum requirements to its international setting to ensure its relevance to our student population.
Students from both streams come together regularly for learning activities, assemblies, events and trips. In our secondary school our Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – 9) students work with the British National Curriculum as its framework whilst also integrating learning ideas that promote independent learning and strong research skills. In Year 10 and 11 we offer a combination of GCSE and IGCSE programmes and examinations, while we offer the IB Diploma Programme as our pre-university qualification.
Based on the University of Durham ‘Value Added’ scores, New Cairo British International School students on average achieve in the 90th percentile (better than 90% of their peers) on their examinations.
Amazing!! One of the best schools I have ever been to. If you are unsure about whether or not to go there; don't be! That school has done endless amounts for me both as a person - as it has build up my confidence immensely - and academically as it has a superb set of staff members. I cannot thank each and everyone of my teachers enough from M.r Thorne, to the very thoughtful Miss Reddy, to Mr O'Neil, to Miss Gilchrist, to Miss Belal, to the incredible and very knowledgeable Miss Birch, the very helpful Mr Tonkinson and the incredible Mr Watson ( who gave up many of his lunch breaks for me and knew exactly how to teach to the specification but in a fun and humorous way always!!)
My teachers and time at NCBIS has simply been the best; and trust me when I say I am not overselling them! The supporting staff are of an unparalleled calabour( the amazing Miss Noha who helped me greatly through my time in NCBIS, and the lovely lost and found person who found my glasses maybe 3 times and looked for my phone only to find that it was actually buried deep in my backpack!) I come across as very intelligent, I know!
Last but not least, I would like to give the biggest thank you to the headmaster M.r Hurrell who has stood by my family and I since I set foot into NCBIS!
Many thanks to everyone in the NCBIS community for helping me achieve my academic and personal goals. This school is truly an unforgettable chapter in my life!