Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Brunei Darussalam? Here you can find a list of schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
Education standards are high in the tiny, oil-rich state of Brunei, where GDP rose by 226 per cent in the 10 years to 2012. The Muslim sultanate on the north coast of Borneo has the second-highest human development index in South East Asia and more than 30 per cent of school leavers went on to university or college in 2015.
Public schooling from age five to 18 is free for Brunei citizens but not available to foreign nationals. A private sector comprising 30 per cent of all schools caters for the large, culturally diverse community of expatriates working in the oil and gas industries and other businesses.
It includes two large, international schools, which are both close to the capital Bandar Seri Begawan. The International School Brunei and Jerudong International School offer modern, spacious campuses with boarding facilities, British and international curriculums and a strong suite of extra-curricular offerings.
Both are IB World Schools authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with ISB accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), while Jerudong International School is accredited by British Schools Overseas (BSO) and the Headmistress and Headmasters Conference (HMC).
Jerudong follows the English national curriculum and offers A-levels alongside the IB Diploma, while ISB provides American SATS and the Brunei national school-leaving qualification in tandem with the IB programme.
Study of both Brunei’s official language Malay and of English, the language of business, is compulsory in public schools and an emphasis on language education is common in schools of all sorts. Most private schools teach in English, while also offering study of Malay and foreign languages. Several Chinese schools offer Mandarin, English and Malay.
Brunei is a former British protectorate and British influence remains strong in education. The Brunei-Cambridge O-level is taken in many private schools, while others offer IGCSEs and A-levels. The private sector includes many missionary schools, both Catholic and Anglican, as well as Islamic schools that require study of Arabic and the Qur’an.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Brunei Darussalam. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com