British Council international award - Brockenhurst College Case Study

The international work and overseas collaboration of Brockenhurst College has embedded an international mind-set and raised aspirations of our learners and staff.

International recruitment to the college began in 2004, now with over 300 international students studying with us each year, from 30 different countries. This has transformed the culture of our highly rural college, significantly broadening the experiences of our learners and staff and developing a global focus across curriculum areas. This has provided further stretch and challenge within lessons, with a positive impact on overall student aspirations, achievement and progression.

In addition to international recruitment, the college has long established partnerships with three schools in China. Working with our overseas partners delivering A-Level provision, has enabled us to share good practice, innovate and learn from each other. For example, we have had a number of staff seconded to international schools. Currently our GCSE Maths co-ordinator is on secondment in Zhuhai exploring with Chinese counterparts mathematical pedagogy to develop and improve UK practice.

The college internationalisation strategy has been exceptionally important for our learners and staff; a catalyst for developing and sharing innovative practice and in strengthening our reputation and connections with other countries.