The British Council International School Award has three entry points:

FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE

The FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE is awarded to schools that are preparing to embed international work into their curriculum.

Key activities

Schools wishing to achieve the Foundation Certificate will have completed the following activities:

1. Conducted audit of international activities already taking place in the school.

2. Appointed an international co-coordinator.

3. Registered on British Council Schools Online website

4. Started to look for and be preparing to work with schools in other countries.

5. Completed at least two curriculum activities with international dimension in six months.

6. Planned international activities across the school so that at least 20% of all pupils will participate at some point during their time at the school.

INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE

The INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE is awarded to schools that are developing their international work.

Key Activities

Schools wishing to achieve the Intermediate Certificate will have completed the following activities:

1. Conducted audit of international activities already taking place in the school.

2. Appointed an international co-coordinator(s) / committee.

3. Written an international policy

4. Started partnership with a school in another country.

5. Completed at least four curriculum activities with international dimension and skills in the last year, at least one of which in collaboration with a partner school in another country. As a whole, the activities should demonstrate the expected outcomes and involve several curriculum     subjects in the school.

6. Planned international activities across the school so that 50% of all pupils will participate at some point during their time at the school.

THE BRITISH COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD

The Full ISA or the BRITISH COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD accreditation is given to schools that have embedded international work into their curriculum.

Key Activities

1. Conducted audit of international activities already taking place in the school.

2. Evaluated the impact of international work on young people, educators and the school as a whole.

3. Appointed an international co-coordinator(s) / committee.

4. Revised and developed their international policy as required.

5. Completed at least seven curriculum activities with international dimension and skills in one academic year, at least three of which must be undertaken in collaboration with a partner school in another country. As a whole, the activities should demonstrate the expected outcomes     and involve majority of curriculum subjects in the school.

6. Planned international activities across the school so that 80% of all pupils participate at some point during their time at the school.