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Year 7 - 11

BST secondary students in physics class

We aim to ensure a seamless transition from Year 6 (Primary) to Year 7 (Secondary), a massive benefit of being an all-through school. BST staff ensure that the learning from Primary into Secondary is consistent and use the attributes embedded in the Learner Profile to support the transition.

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum for Years 7 to 9 is designed to give students depth and breadth in their studies. It is also carefully crafted to allow students to explore ideas across subject areas, develop interests and pursue passions. Founded on the English National Curriculum and tailored to meet BST's context, learning in Years 7 to 9 seeks to develop students' inquiry skills, problem-solving and critical thinking within the context of the wider world.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) begins the students' GCSE journey. The Secondary School utilises a combination of GCSE and (I)GCSEs to ensure that learning is bespoke to our British and international student body. The (I)GCSE qualifications include external exams set and marked by independent, internationally-recognised bodies and are taken at the end of Year 11. Each student can shape their curriculum through their subject choices, allowing them to pursue their passions and excel in their chosen areas of study.

To get an authentic flavour of the exceptional experiences BST offers each student academically and pastorally, please visit us.

Please note the below. 

The British School in Tokyo is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This 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.
* 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). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit



Secondary School Profile

BST senior students walking in the campus

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KS3 Curriculum

Subject decorations in BST classroom

 For Year 7-9 (Open in PDF)

(I)GCSE Options Booklet

BST Secondary students in class

 For Year 10-11 (Open in PDF)

Senior School Options Booklet

BST senior students in class

For Year 12-13 (Open in PDF)

BST student rafting
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BST Outdoors

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BST students music performance on stage
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Music, Sports, Art & Drama

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BST student using a sewing machine for artwork
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Clubs & Activities

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Showa Campus

Year 7 to Year 13