ACCREDITATIONS

British International School of Timisoara has achieved both international accreditation planned for this year – COBIS and Cambridge.

International Accreditations 

Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

The most prestigious accreditation for an international school with a British based curriculum, is the COBIS accreditation and this has been achieved following a rigorous inspection in November 2019 followed by COBIS Patron’s Accreditation in May 2021.

A school with the COBIS label is a school that operates based on specific guidelines of ethical practice and adheres to rigours and robust standards in all areas of the school life. A COBIS school is a school that puts the safety of the children, their emotional wellbeing and their development at the centre of everything they do.

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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

British International School of Timisoara is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students**. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org 

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP).

**Mission Statement from the IB

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become activecompassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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Cambridge Assessment International Education

BIST has become a Cambridge International School and is a Cambridge International Examination centre, as of February 2020. Cambridge Assessment International Education is one of the most prestigious examination boards and provider of international education and qualifications in the world. Cambridge Assessment International Education is offering examinations and qualifications to 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries. A Cambridge International curriculum school is a school that is offering a high-quality curriculum and gives its students the unique opportunity to achieve internationally recognised qualifications.

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National Accreditation

Agentia Nationala de Asigurare a Calitatii Invatamantului Preuniversitar (ARACIP)

BIST has started the authorization process with ARACIP and will be recognised as an international school with a British based curriculum, following the COBIS accreditation. 

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Qualifications

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16-year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 30 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide. The IGCSE programme offers a very good bridge towards the Key Stage 5 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

International Baccalaureate Diploma is the platinum card of international education and it focuses on fostering critical thinking and building problem-solving skills, while encouraging diversity, international mindedness, curiosity, and a healthy appetite for learning and excellence. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students which aligns with the vision of our school.

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Cambridge Advanced

Cambridge Advanced is typically for learners aged 16 to 19 years who need advanced study to prepare for university and higher education. It offers learners two routes: Cambridge International AS & A Level, and Cambridge Pre-U.

Cambridge Advanced builds on the foundations of Cambridge Upper Secondary, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one

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