British School in Colombo

The British School in Colombo (BSC) is an international school in Borella, a suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

British School in Colombo
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63 Elvitigala Mawatha

Coordinates6°54′21″N 79°52′38.12″E / 6.90583°N 79.8772556°E / 6.90583; 79.8772556Coordinates: 6°54′21″N 79°52′38.12″E / 6.90583°N 79.8772556°E / 6.90583; 79.8772556
TypePrivate, Day
International school
FounderElizabeth Moir
PrincipalDr John Scarth


The British School in Colombo was founded by British educator Elizabeth Moir in 1994.[1] She had previously founded Colombo International School twelve years earlier. In 2005 BSC moved to its current site in Borella.[2]


Students in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) prepare for the IGCSEs. Compulsory subjects are English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.[3][4]

Students in Sixth Form prepare for the GCE A Levels. Exams are validated by Cambridge International Examinations. There are four different pathways students may choose based on their intended course of study in university and interests. The following subjects are offered:

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "British Educator in Sri Lanka receives Queen's Honours". 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ "History".
  3. ^ "Senior School: Academic".
  4. ^ "A Level Subjects and Examinations".
  5. ^ Bedi Prize 2012 to Sri Lankan doctor. Daily News (Sri Lanka), Retrieved on 3 August 2012.

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