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Bangkok Prep’s Secondary Campus Developments 2019/2020

Bangkok Prep’s Secondary Campus Developments 2019/2020

Including a state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre and a high-quality IGCSE and A Level Programme securing its status as one of the best schools in Asia.

  • The school’s Board of Directors aim to maintain the highest standards amidst the school’s growing popularity.
  • The only international school in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area which offers the A Level programme.
  • Additional developments including ‘Student Pathways’ provision – incorporating University Guidance Counselling, Career Guidance and a Gifted and Talented Programme.

Bangkok (June 19th 2019) – Further plans are underway for the development of the Secondary School. The construction of the 4th building, ‘Block D’, will start this summer from July 2019. This will allow Bangkok Prep to expand its current provision and to offer new additional subjects such as Media Studies. As a result of this exciting development, there will be an additional 1,000 m2 of academic study space. Block D will be dedicated to the Sixth Form Centre, consisting of 21st century learning spaces and a “co-working space concept” for group studies, research rooms, University Guidance Suite, assembly spaces and a self-service cafeteria for the kitchen – all of which will cater to our Sixth Form students. The maximum capacity for the Sixth Form will be 240 students.

There will be additional developments in our excellent pastoral care, including our own ‘Student Pathways’ provision – incorporating University Guidance Counselling, Career Guidance and a Gifted and Talented Programme catering to the most able students. These developments will enable every single student to reach their full potential and be successful when graduating from Bangkok Prep.

“Our Sixth Form programme has been in high demand for the past few years. We are lucky to attract the very best teachers from around the world to come and teach at Bangkok Prep. We offer a rigorous A Level programme with an exceptionally wide range of subjects, preparing students for university and beyond with personalised and tailored provision. Our ethos is for every student to leave the school a well-rounded individual. This is not achieved by the excellent examination results alone, but by having the opportunity to develop extra-curricular interests, build their leadership skills and engage in community service. We are so proud that Bangkok Prep students embrace and embody the school’s Life Values. Our growing graduating classes have the opportunity and experience to be truly community minded, giving back to society, as well as engaging with the international opportunities they will encounter as global citizens.” Tia Court Smith, Head of Secondary Designate.

Seven cohorts have graduated from Bangkok Prep and our students have received offers from prestigious universities around the world such as Imperial College London, London School of Economics (LSE), University College London (UCL), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), New York University (NYU) and many more universities placed highly in the world university rankings including the prestigious Russell Group of UK universities.

Bangkok Prep Secondary School at Sukhumvit 77 is now in its third year of operation. Currently there are approximately 600 students in the Secondary School and 600 in the Primary School with 5-form entry across the school – entry to the school is now oversubscribed in many year groups. The school’s Board of Directors aim to maintain the highest standards amidst the school’s growing popularity.

Construction of Block D is expected to be completed ready for students to start using the facility from August 2020. Bangkok Prep is currently the only international school in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area which offers the A Level programme.

About Bangkok Prep: Bangkok International Prep & Secondary School is one of the leading international schools in Thailand and is currently celebrating its 16th year of operation. The school operates as one school, two campuses: a Primary Campus in Sukhumvit 53 and a Secondary Campus in Sukhumvit 77. The programme of study is based on the National Curriculum of England, offering a high quality education to students from Nursery to Year 13. The school offers a rigorous IGCSE programme to Year 10 and Year 11 students as a precursor to the Cambridge-approved A Levels available to study in Year 12 and Year 13. The school also offers the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which can support students applications to university education worldwide. Bangkok Prep has affiliations and accreditations from 11 institutions & organisations: Cambridge Assessment International Education, Pearson Edexcel, Oxford International AQA Examinations, AQA, CIS, NEASC, FOBISIA, ONESQA, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, World Wildlife Fund and ISAT.

 

Contact:

Nicholas Ling, Communications & Development

Nling@bkkprep.ac.th

(668)260-7890

Additional Information:

There are four main components of the Bangkok Prep A Level Programme that give each student a challenging, enriching and personalised curriculum.

  1. Students usually choose 3 or 4 Advanced Level Qualifications (A Levels) that form the majority of their lessons and are the basis of their independent study. They are able to choose from a broad selection of qualifications: Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Mandarin, Mathematics, Media Studies, Photography, Physical Education, Physics and Psychology.
  2. Students have an opportunity to participate in the Bangkok Prep Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) programme. Gaining the EPQ qualification is the equivalent of half an extra A Level. Importantly, students can create a project that is unique to them and that they are passionate about. Often, they choose an area that best helps to prepare them for their University applications. The project outcome may be a written report of 5,000 words, a performance, a piece of artwork, a community project, CD, DVD or even computer software.
  3. All our students also complete a Community Service component throughout their tenure at the Sixth Form. Many students accumulate one hundred hours of service.
  4. The Sixth form students also complete a Core Curriculum of learning experiences that help them to become the young adults they are on graduation. This includes Personal Social Health Education (PSHE), Physical Education and Thai Cultural Studies.

Below are the artistic impressions of the exterior of Block D, the Sixth Form Centre and common area spaces.

Our Campus

BANGKOK PREP ADDRESS

77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

02-700-5858

Primary School

The Head of Primary at Bangkok Prep emphasizes the importance of primary education in shaping students’ lives academically and socially. The school aims to prepare global citizens capable of facing life’s challenges in an ever-changing world. With a dedicated team of educators, Bangkok Prep sets high standards, encouraging students to dream big and work hard towards their goals.

Aligned with the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school’s curriculum is adapted to reflect Thai culture and society. Teaching follows an innovative thematic approach, integrating real-life contexts with academic rigor to develop well-rounded individuals. Learning is personalized to cater to diverse abilities and talents, fostering mutual respect, trust, and inclusivity.

Bangkok Prep’s primary curriculum extends beyond statutory requirements, focusing on engaging cross-curricular themes to facilitate high-quality learning. Emphasizing active and interactive learning experiences, the curriculum encourages exploration, questioning, and collaboration. The school aims to nurture students’ curiosity, helping them discover lifelong passions and talents while preparing them for a fulfilling future.

Admissions Procedure

When choosing Bangkok Prep for your child, you’re welcomed into the school family, ensuring a warm and supportive environment. The admissions process begins with completing a brief enquiry form, followed by an invitation for an introductory visit and tour. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok Prep offers both Primary and Secondary campuses. Upon deciding on Bangkok Prep, applicants submit their application form and required documents. Assessment sessions are then scheduled based on the applicant’s year level, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The assessment includes various activities and tests tailored to different age groups. After assessment, the admissions team evaluates the application and notifies the family of the decision within 1-2 weeks. Successful applicants receive a formal offer letter and an invoice for initial fees, including placement, security, and registration fees, which must be paid within the specified timeframe to secure the child’s place.

Early Years

At Bangkok Prep, the Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England, emphasizing thematic topics and child-led learning for a stimulating and enjoyable school experience. It nurtures learning through play and focuses on developing concepts, skills, and positive attitudes across various areas including personal, social, emotional, communication, language, physical, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. The curriculum prioritizes individualized learning, ensuring continuous progress while maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. Specialist sessions in Thai language and culture, music, library, physical education, and swimming further enhance learning opportunities. Supervised by native English teachers and Thai-speaking teaching assistants, children immerse in language acquisition through the immersion method, preparing them for the international community. The Early Years program prioritizes outdoor learning environments, valuing them as essential for children’s wellbeing and development. It serves as ideal preparation for the transition into primary school and provides resources for parents on the Foundation Years website.

Secondary School

Bangkok Prep prides itself on being a distinct international secondary school in Bangkok, prioritizing student needs and providing a stimulating learning environment. Central to this is the pastoral system, where each student is assigned to a tutor group led by a Form Tutor, ensuring personalized care and support. The curriculum evolves to meet students’ changing needs, offering a core curriculum supplemented by option subjects as students mature. Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) focuses on a broad curriculum adapted from the English National Curriculum, fostering personal growth. In Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), students choose option subjects alongside a core curriculum, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) sees students specialize in Advanced Level courses while also engaging in a core curriculum and receiving support for university applications. Bangkok Prep fosters a warm, inclusive community and actively participates in regional competitions and events. The school encourages student involvement and leadership, ensuring a thriving learning environment. Contact information is provided for further inquiries.

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