Britannica International School, Shanghai is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and offers the very best of international education for your child.

COBIS is a premier global association for British schools overseas, providing quality assurance and representing members with the British government. A recent COBIS Annual Research Survey shows Britannica International School, Shanghai and other COBIS schools set a global benchmark of quality and produce academic results that significantly outperform the high-standards of UK schools at both GCSE/IGCSE and A-Level.


COBIS schools perform strongly at A-Level compared with the UK average.

· 17.5% higher A*/A pass rate.

· 13.9% higher A*/B pass rate.

· 9.9% higher A*/C pass rate.

COBIS schools perform strongly at GCSE/IGCSE compared with the UK average.

· 36.7% higher A*/A pass rate.

· 26% higher A*/C pass rate.


COBIS represents more than 250 high-quality British International Schools in over 75 countries worldwide, which educate more than 150,000 pupils globally. COBIS schools offer exceptional opportunities for students to continue their studies at some of the world's top educational establishments and the UK remains a popular choice for graduating students of COBIS schools, followed by the US.

Cobis Competition

Picture above: Students accepting their medals as part of the COBIS / Mangahigh Maths Challenge, an international competition in which Britannica was awarded 19th place out of 89 COBIS schools competing globally.


Students graduating from COBIS schools are widely sought after by the world’s top universities.

· 92% of school leavers from COBIS schools go on to university.

· After the UK, the US is the second most popular university destination for school leavers.

Students graduating from COBIS schools attend some of the UK’s finest higher education establishments.

· 47% of COBIS school leavers attend a university in the UK.

· University College London is the most popular destination for COBIS students that decide to continue their education in the UK.


Students come to Britannica for its strong British foundation and truly personalised approach to learning, that enables your child to achieve the very best that they are capable of at IGCSE and A level. Britannica International School, Shanghai is an accredited member of COBIS and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools, and is committed to providing the very best of British education for your child.

The full survey is available for download at http://email.cobis.org.uk/t/j-...