The BSF Award

The BSF (British Schools Foundation) Award is a programme of personal endeavour open to all BSF pupils from Year 7 to Year 9. The award started during the 2016/2017 academic year at the majority of BSF schools, including BSKL. For 2017/2018, our Year 8 students will continue with the second year of the programme and our new Year 7 students will commence the first year.

To receive the award pupils need to fulfil a set of challenges, and demonstrate progress in the areas of personal development that are set out in the BSF School Charter.

Programme structure
The award is a year round on-going programme, structured into three levels: Merit, Distinction and Honours. The levels are achieved by meeting their corresponding criteria for each level. The programme is designed so that pupils can realistically, and with dedication, achieve one level per year. For example, Year 7 achieved Merit last year, so this year (Year 8) they will be working towards Distinction and next year (Year 9) they will work towards Honours. 

Elements of the Award
The BSF Award consists of five different elements:
  • Endeavour
  • Service
  • Global Awareness
  • Leadership (not part of the Merit level)
  • Expedition

Final evaluation
To receive the award students must submit an application for evaluation. Evaluations take place annually at the end of the year. The process is formal and the format depends on the level of the award. Click to view the final evaluation format. 

How do I sign up?
  • Parents will need to complete a permission slip and return it to Finance, along with the admission fees, by Friday 3 November.
  • Parents will be able to find out more about The BSF Award during the Year 7 Parent Teacher Consultations on Thursday 26th October, where we will provide an information leaflet, permission slip and answer any questions.
Contact Nicola Fletcher or Janine Murphy for more details, and take a look at our photo gallery of previous activities and events. 

What do our students have to say?
"My favourite part of The BSF Award was global awareness. I like art and music a lot, so I went to watch concerts and visit art museums, and I really enjoyed it.​"

"I really enjoyed the expedition because we tried new things that were very challenging, and also learnt to be more independent."

"The most difficult part of the award was the expedition, because I had to overcome a lot of fears I never faced before, such as my fear of heights. But I'm glad I accomplished it."

"Students should take part because they can learn many new things that they may not have a chance to do in their lives."

"It is a great opportunity to make new friends and have loads of fun."