Experiencing the Tournament of Champions at Yale - Bangkok Prep

Experiencing the Tournament of Champions at Yale

After a long and hard working season at the World Scholar’s Cup 2019, ‘A World on the Margins’, we had successfully made it to the Tournament of Champions in Yale from the 8th to the 13th of November after being qualified from the Sydney Global Round. Being able to participate and represent Bangkok Prep in the World Scholar’s Cup event at Yale was indeed a memorable experience for us in which 60 Regional Rounds became 6 Global Rounds and it soon became 1 Tournament of Champions Round.

With 6 different subjects to study (Science, History, Social Studies, Special Area, Literature and Art & Music) and 4 different challenges (Debate, Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing and the Scholar’s Bowl) to put ourselves up to the challenge, we faced many problems such as having misconceptions of the answer to a specific question – but we eventually overcame them.

The debate was really enjoyable as we competed in 3 rounds with our opponents coming from diverse countries all around the world such as Germany, Vietnam and the UK. One of the topics, for example, in which we had debated against was to resolve whether every country should have a ministry of childhood ran by teenagers, which was by far one of the most unique motions we faced. The Scholar’s Challenge is a multiple choice challenge where you have 75 minutes to fill in 120 questions regarding this year’s theme: ‘A World on the Margins’. In the collaborative writing, we had the privilege of choosing 1 out of the 6 subjects to write an essay on.

Finally, the Scholar’s Bowl… it’s quite similar to the Scholar’s Challenge but the only difference is that you get to answer the questions with your teammates. Overall, each area has its own unique purpose: Debate – which helped build our confidence in terms of Public Speaking with the techniques; Scholar’s Challenge and Scholar’s Bowl – allowed us to apply our knowledge to the real world by linking various topic areas together and Collaborative Writing taught us the importance of communication. In total, we got 5 medals, 2 golds in individual debate and school’s top scholar, and 3 silvers in individual writing and team writing.

We would like to thank the following teachers for their constant support throughout this unforgettable journey: Mrs. Woods, Ms. Cantrill, Ms. Waszczylko, Mrs Veronique and our parents.

 

Ploytida 8AC & Bhudham 8VP

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77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

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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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