British education is widely recognized in providing reliable pathways to the best universities in the world and producing students that are prepared and ready for the rigors and challenges of life. The estimated number of foreign students that are currently studying in British universities is quarter million. These students single out the UK universities to get their education simply because of its the best reputation. Today, the British Council continues to provide valuable information and assistance to people who want to know more about the British educational system and the requirements to enroll in a British university in one of the UK’s many learning institutions, including those in Japan.
Japan and the UK have a long history of collaboration. The partnership between the two countries has been involved in forming new schemes to encourage knowledge transfer and research collaboration, not only between the UK and Japanese universities but for the industry as a whole. Being two of the world’s major knowledge economies, a closer relationship between the higher education sector and the business has become a priority for Japan and the UK making these collaborations more holistically derived and sustained, resulting in a greater impact on the universities and the society.
There are currently two outstanding British schools in Tokyo that provide holistic training to students in preparing them for greater heights and challenges of pursuing college education:
THE BRITISH SCHOOL IN TOKYO
The British School in Tokyo (BST) is an international co-educational school located right in the center of one of the most exciting cities in the world with over 900 students aged between 3 and 18. Having achieved the highest grade, Excellent, in all 8 categories at every age level of the recent Inspection Report (conducted by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) – a body approved by the British Government for the purpose of inspecting schools in England and overseas); BST became internationally well-known for its high academic standards, the care taken with each of the students, and for the happy, multicultural environment for learning and play.
Offering an outstanding British education from Primary and Secondary School to the Sixth Form (a program that aims to enable students to select courses which best meet their needs at excellent universities around the world while following the UK ‘A Level’ system with a broad range of subjects which can be studied), BST provides a broad and contextually enriched curriculum, individualized to meet the needs of all the students. Also, a wealth of extra-curricular activities is offered to develop and encourage students to grow in confidence, flourish academically and develop a lifelong love of learning.
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
As a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School that caters students from Kindergarten 1 (4 years old) to Grade 8 (14 years old), Tokyo International School (TIS) brings together the very best teaching practices from education systems around the world and deliver it in a cohesive, meaningful and challenging way to all of its students.
Accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and recognized by the Columbia University (New York), Teacher’s College as an official Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project School; TIS prepare its students to successfully transfer to higher education focusing on solving global challenges, understanding the processes of innovation and design, and areas relevant to constant change. Students are regularly assessed using a wide array of tools to ensure development.