Bangladesh International School and College
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|Bangladesh International School and College|
|Motto||ربِّ زِدْنِي عِلْماً
Rabbee Zidnee ‘Ilma
(O Lord! Increase my Knowledge)
|Established||14 March 1995|
|Principal||Col. Md. Anisur Rahman Chowdhury, PSC (Retd.)|
|Grades||Nursery to Class XII|
Bangladesh International School and College (BISC), formerly Bangladesh International School (BIS), is a private school located in New DOHS, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is managed by the Bangladesh Army Station Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka. The school was established in 1995 to provide educational services in English.
The current Chairman of Governing body of BISC is Brigadier General Md.Zahedur Rahman,ndc,psc
Academic year and curriculum
The academic year starts from January and ends at December. Each year is divided into 2 terms, exams being held for all classes at the end of each term. In each term, the students sit for 2 class tests for 25 marks. The two class tests marks are averaged and added to the term exam which is of 100 marks but converted into 75. Students move to a higher class if they pass the exams. All students from KG to Class 5 follow the same curriculum. After passing Class 2, they are offered a choice to follow either the International or National curriculum.
Students in this curriculum are prepared for Edexcel IGCSE and IAL exams. Subjects taught include Bengali, English, Mathematics B, Further Pure Mathematics, ICT, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,Human Biology, Accounting, Economics and Commerce. Students select at least six subjects including the compulsory English, Bengali and Mathematics B, and are allowed to sit for their IGCSEs after completing Class 9, but most prefer sitting for the exams after completing Class 10.
The school started A level courses in October 2010.
The school started the national curriculum in 2006. In this curriculum the students are prepared for giving the Secondary School Certificate(S.S.C) examinations. The students of Class 5 and 8 give "somaponi porikha". The students follow the textbooks, translated in English, of and published by National Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Bangladesh. The first S.S.C batch of BIS passed their examinations in 2008.After the S.S.C exam of 2010,BIS was ranked in the top 20 schools of Bangladesh.The first H.S.C national curriculum batch of BIS Started in 2011 with 15 students.The Batch was inaugurated on 17 September 2011 and the school was renamed Bangladesh International School And College.
In March 2008 the school established four houses, each of which are named after historic Bengali figures and are assigned different colors to represent them. The students are required to wear colored shoulder badges to identify themselves according to their houses. The houses have their own prefects, and are planned to have permanent sports teams, which would then participate in inter-house sports competitions. The houses are:
- Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah House (Red)
- Dr. Muhammad Qudrat-i-Khuda House (Orange)
- Birshreshto Matiur Rahman House (Blue)
- Birshreshto Mohiuddin Jahangir House (Green)
- "History". Bangladesh International School and College. Retrieved 5 November 2016.