Reputation, tradition, academic rigour and international recognition.
Available to students in Morocco
The reputation of the British educational tradition is due in part to the fame and academic excellence of institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge, and at the school level, renowned independent schools such as Eton, Harrow, and Winchester.
British education is available in Morocco at SIST Sunderland (www.sunderland.ac.ma) that was established in 2001 and has branches in Casablanca, Rabat & Tangier, where students have the possibility to study to the same standards as in the UK, coming under the same quality assurance procedures as all UK Universities. In fact the students in Morocco get a double degree Moroccan and British, students also have the option of completing their final year either in Morocco or the UK.
All British Institutions no matter where they are in the world come under the control of the Quality Assurance Agency (www.QAA.com) The QAA regulates the national recognition of University courses. It is responsible for assuring the quality of recognised University courses, and the adequacy of standards of student achievement on these courses.
British education is focused on processes and outcomes as opposed to emphasising the acquisition of specific knowledge. The National Curriculum for England and Wales takes a progressive approach; each stage builds upon what has come before. Certain key principles, run through the whole of the education system: the notion that each student is unique and that this is important; an emphasis on developing positive relationships (with teachers, parents, peers); a focus on enablingenvironments (learning does not happen exclusively in the classroom); and finally, learning and development – looking at outcomes and results, but only as one facet of an education.
A British education emphasises the development of the whole student. When all of this is considered alongside the continuity and transferability offered by a British education around the world, and the fact that British institutions offer qualifications that are recognised internationally.
The popularity of British education can be seen in the huge number of British schools outside of the UK. There are more than 2000 schools outside of Britain teaching elements of the UK National Curriculum, and more are opening everyyear.
Choosing a British International school not only gives students the benefit of a British education, it is also eminently transferrable. The structure and consistency allows students to move easily in various countries including the UK.