Curriculum

We strictly follow the curriculum plan of the Municipal Education Commission and make full use of our advantages as a bilingual school to achieve the integration of two languages and two cultures. Our courses are divided into Chinese national curriculum, English school-based curriculum and bilingual thematic project-based learning.


The Chinese national curriculum is made up of the basic courses specified in the curriculum plan made by the Municipal Commission of Education, including Chinese, Mathematics, English, Ethics and Law, Music, Art, Natural Science and Sports. The state-compiled textbooks are used. It is taught in Chinese by our Chinese teachers in accordance with state-compiled textbooks. 



To reinforce the learning and application of English and thus reflect the distinctive features of a bilingual school, we make an innovative approach attempt of two teachers and two languages in some non-exam national courses. Besides, the school-based practice courses are classified as bilingual courses, including My Trip to the Museum, Artistic Creation, Outdoor Classroom, and Volunteer Services. 

Our English school-based curriculum is taught in English by our expatriate teachers. It is divided into three blocks - Literacy, Discovery and S.T.E.A.M.. 


In Literacy we will focus on increasing the students' English language proficiency in all areas.  

In S.T.E.A.M pupils will explore the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics using practical activities and investigations.  

Discovery enables children to explore, investigate and develop an understanding of local and international environments. The focal points of discovery are History and Geography.


We launch our bilingual thematic project-based learning as per governmental requirements. It combines the advantages and resources of both Chinese and UK education. 


We adopt the mode "one class with two tutors" to manage our pupils, which is designed to give maximum support to the latter’s studies and life at SCBS. Each G1 class has a teaching assistant, who assists teaching and safety management. 


In terms of teaching approaches, we pay close attention to students' learning preferences and adopt the mode of small classes. Additionally, we give them more opportunities of kinesthetic and visual learning by adopting the methods of drama, games, practices and hands-on activities.