Academic Results


At The British School of Lisbon, a student’s academic results and progress is evaluated using established examination and assessment procedures. These procedures are typical in most UK and top international British schools worldwide. Therefore allowing us to accurately benchmark our school standards against comparable international schools worldwide.

Students in all previous Trustee schools have performed exceptionally well. As a result, the vast majority of former pupils achieved at or above the expected requirements of the English National Curriculum.

2016 / 2017 Academic Results (Our Schools v UK Average)

Grade IGCSE A-Level
Our Schools UK Our Schools UK
A* - A 77% 21% 52% 26%
A* - B 91% 42% 85% 53%
A* - C 98% 65% 90% 77%

ISI Inspection Reports

ISI is one of the major and probably the most reputable UK accredited inspection bodies. Below are links to ISI inspections of schools established by our Trustees.

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In Primary School, all pupils from Year 2 complete standardised assessments at the end of each academic year. This ensures that progress is carefully monitored. Moreover, these results are used to review individual growth compared with other children in the same age range. Standardised assessments aim to measure the performance of all pupils following the English National Curriculum and identify the level of attainment in English and Mathematics.

When students reach Secondary School, they will work towards the IGCSE’s and A-Level examinations in preparation for entry into university. Students in Years 10 and 11 take IGCSEs, a two-year programme that is academically rigorous and recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Many of the subjects have specific international elements and content, developed by specialists to make the subject matter relevant to international school students.

At Sixth Form level, students work towards obtaining AS and/or A-Level qualifications. A-Levels are one of the world’s most comprehensive and highly regarded university entrance qualifications. Most importantly, they are recognised around the globe, including all universities in the UK and USA.


We are always delighted to hear from prospective parents that are considering our international school for their children’s education. Please do not hesitate to call us on the phone number above or select from the options below.

You can ask us a question, arrange a virtual school visit (instant confirmation), or make a formal application to join the school. Please click one of the buttons below to make contact with our admissions department. Note: As an international school we conduct admissions placement all year. Applications for the academic year 2019-2020 are for children in Nursery (3 years old) through to Year 4 (8-9 years old), in 2020-2021 we will also offer Year 5 (9-10 years old.), we will continue to add year groups each and every year until we achieve full secondary school.


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