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At English International School of Moscow, the highest quality, fully-trained teachers are selected for their experience and excellence. Each one is proficient in teaching the English National Curriculum, from the Early Years (from 3 years of age) through to achieving the highest pass rates in IGCSE and A level examinations.

Today, A Level examinations are sought after by all prestigious universities and employers across the world. At English International School of Moscow, we work with UK examination boards of Cambridge University and Edexcel to deliver the highly esteemed IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations.

We also have specialist teachers offering the highest quality English as an additional language (EAL) programme. In addition, all of our teachers are trained to deliver a curriculum to both English first language and second language students in their classroom.

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Early Years

Early Years Foundation Stage

3 – 5 years

Moscow West & Moscow South West

At the Early Years Foundation Stage, there are seven areas of learning and development. All areas are important and inter-connected and are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

The seven areas are:

  1. Communication and language

    Children are given opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

  2. Physical development

    Young children are provided with opportunities to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children are also helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

  3. Personal, social and emotional development

    Children develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; form positive relationships and develop respect for others; develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and have confidence in their own abilities.

  4. Literacy

    Children link sounds and letters and begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

  5. Mathematics

    Children develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

  6. Understanding the world

    Children learn to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

  7. Expressive arts and design

    Children explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.


Primary – Key Stages 1 and 2

5 – 11 years

Moscow West & Moscow South West

The English National Curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘Key Stages’ (KS). Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are referred to as Primary Education. Throughout their years of Primary Education at EIS Moscow, your child’s teacher will assess performance to measure your child’s progress.


For each subject there is a ‘programme of study’. It describes what children should learn. Each subject has ‘attainment targets’ - usually split into 8 levels for each subject. Parents receive two written reports during the academic year, telling you the level your child has attained. The first is a Progress Report, which is issued at the end of the first term. At this point you will be given a Level of Attainment for Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as progress and effort grades for each subject.

The End of Year Report will give parents an update on Levels of Attainment, progress and effort along with a comprehensive narrative for each subject.

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 subjects include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Russian
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

ICT is integrated into other areas of the curriculum, as technology is used to enhance learning as well as a research facility.


Secondary – Key Stage 3

11 – 14 Years

Moscow South West

Our secondary school curriculum, through Year 7 to Year 9, follows the British model closely. The subjects studied are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French
  • Russian
  • ICT/Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Drama
  • Physical Education (PE)

Secondary – Key Stage 4

14 – 16 Years

Moscow South West

At age 16, at the end of Year 11, all students sit the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination in 5 or more subjects with most students taking 7 subjects. This is an external award, ideal preparation for the Sixth Form and A Levels.

IGCSE is the national, broadly based exam taken at age 16. Subjects include:

  • English (compulsory)
  • Mathematics (compulsory)
  • Science - Biology, Chemistry and Physics (compulsory)
  • French (optional)
  • Russian (compulsory)
  • ICT/Computing (compulsory)
  • History (optional)
  • Geography (optional)
  • Art (optional)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) (compulsory)
  • Physical Education (PE) (compulsory)

Sixth Form

Secondary - Key Stage 5 / Sixth Form

16 – 18 years

Moscow South West

The English International School, Moscow has high expectations of our students both in work ethos and behaviour. Sixth Form students have reached an age where they are young men and women, so we want to them to realise their independence within the school structure.

The Sixth Form is a two-year programme focusing on studying their chosen Advanced Level subjects. It is obviously a very crucial two years as it is the step before going off to college or university.

We treat this period of time very seriously and encourage and support the Sixth Form students in every which way we can. This will come in the form of direct teaching of the A' Level academic programme and university and college guidance. A' Level success qualifies them for entry to major universities worldwide.

The Sixth Form is located in the Annexe building, a two-minute walk from our main building. Here students have their own classrooms and study areas for private study. Our Sixth Form has developed into a truly successful pinnacle of the English International School Moscow.

A Level subject options (students chose 3-4 subjects to study) include:

  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • ICT
  • History
  • Art

In 2021/22 we aim to offer one or two new A Level subjects, which will be taught online by subject specialists from throughout the Orbital Education Group.