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The British Curriculum (podcast)

This episode will shed some light on the British Curriculum. If you’re still in the research phase, you might see it referred to online as the English National Curriculum or the UK curriculum.

If you are researching about high school aged students, this is the curriculum schools are using if they refer to GCSE exams and A-Levels for graduation. Our expert will explain what these mean and what their benefits are.

When discussing the British Curriculum/English National Curriculum, we sought expert advice from Ben Keeling, who is the Principal at Shrewsbury International School here in Hong Kong. Shrewsbury is a British school with over 400 years of history teaching young English minds. So, we thought Ben was the perfect person to turn to when learning about this option.

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British Curriculum Links

Shrewsbury offers a downloadable PDF about its curriculum. It has a handy grid that will tell you which school year is correct for your child in the British system.  This is easily worked out from their birthdate. See that guide here:




About this podcast series

Welcome to Schools in Hong Kong, Expat Living’s podcast that introduces expat parents to our city’s international schools. If you are moving to Hong Kong, or living here and starting to look at school options, this is the podcast for you! You can start at the very beginning with our Hong Kong Schools 101 episode.

Our editor has spent years visiting schools and meeting with Principals. She knows there are some fantastic education options available to us in Hong Kong. But, as parents, we know the school choices here can be overwhelming. This is why we put together this podcast, to help parents better understand their options.

Scroll through our feed and you can listen to a range of episodes. We will introduce you to the city’s experts who can help you learn more about schools in Hong Kong. The series covers different curriculum choices, popular international schools, the realities and advantages of learning Chinese, what the local system is like, and a whole lot more.

If you have a question or some feedback to share, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with our team by emailing us at editor@expatliving.hk

Learn more about education options in Hong Kong and moving to Hong Kong in our living in Hong Kong section:

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