Higher Education Updates - 10.03.2023 - Bangkok Prep

Higher Education Updates – 10.03.2023

University of Cambridge: Virtual Pre-University Summer Programme

Bookings are now open for the University of Cambridge 2023 Virtual Pre-University Summer Programme. The two-week virtual sessions brings together 16-18-year-olds from across the globe who are considering applying to any leading UK university and combines subject specific lectures with sessions on study skills, careers and how to apply.

Through taster sessions and live interaction with some of the finest academics, you will get a flavour of undergraduate study in a wide range of disciplines. This year’s themes include Astronomy, Evolution, Politics and International Relations, Economics, and the History or Science among many other topics.

The programme will take place over two identical terms:

  • Option 1: Monday 3 July to Friday 14 July 2023
  • Option 2: Monday 24 July to Friday 4 August 2023

To find out more visit: https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/virtual-pre-university-summer-programme


 

FOBISIA 6th Form Leaders, University Counsellors & Careers Advisors Network JAWS

On 3rd March 2023, The recent Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) Jobs Alike Workshop (JAWS) event brought together top educators from member schools to share best practices and learn from each other. Among the many workshops on offer, some of the most popular focused on key topics in education, such as the impact of AI on the future of university counselling, student accountability, and supporting student transitions to university.

The Bangkok Prep Higher Education team are proud to have led the discussion on ‘Making Decisions’ where they discussed the different paradigms involved in the student decision making process with a group of colleagues. The session included sharing experiences with planning a program, gathering data, and empowering students to take ownership of their own decision making process.

One workshop that generated a lot of interest was focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on the future of university counselling. As universities increasingly use AI to assist with the admissions process, counsellors need to understand how to work with these tools to help their students navigate the process effectively and responsibly.

Another important topic discussed was student accountability. In this workshop educators shared best practices for helping students take ownership of their academic progress and understand the consequences of their actions on their university application. This workshop emphasised the importance of building a culture of responsibility within schools as we prepare our students for the next stage after graduating from secondary school.

Supporting student transitions to university was also a key area of focus at the event. Participants learned how to help students navigate the challenges of moving from high school to university and how to provide ongoing support to ensure their success. We heard from the voices of recent high school graduates and how they prepared themselves for life in the different institutes of higher learning that they are currently attending.

In addition, the event offered workshops on supporting applications to highly selective institutions and US financial aid. These workshops provided counsellors with the tools and knowledge they needed to help their students succeed in a highly competitive landscape.

The FOBISIA JAWS event is a valuable opportunity for educators to come together, share their knowledge, and learn from one another. The diverse range of workshops on offer ensures that participants gain insights into the latest trends and best practices in education, and return to their schools equipped to help their students succeed.


 

UC Berkeley’s Thai Student Association Webinar

The UC Berkeley’s Thai Student Association (ThaiSA), I would like to invite high school students to attend the virtual “UC Berkeley: A Guide for Students by Students” webinar.

 

ThaiSA will be hosting this webinar on Sunday, March 19, 2023, from 9 to 11 a.m. (Thailand Time) via Zoom. In this webinar, students will have the opportunity to learn more about student life at UC Berkeley and California, specific majors/programs, and career opportunities. Speakers will include both current Thai UC Berkeley students and alumni.

Please fill out this RSVP form by Sunday, March 12, 2023, to get the Zoom link.


 

UK Medical Summer School for International Students

Residential Programme, 9 – 16 July 2023

Cumbria, UK

 

Gain useful experience, insight, and knowledge from medical school staff

What does the summer school include?

  • Clinical skills:
    • Communication skills with simulated patients
    • Physical examination
    • Airways workshop
    • Suturing and venepuncture workshop
    • Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator training
  • Introduction to anatomy and practical workshop
  • Virtual patient scenarios using VR technology
  • Introduction to professionalism
  • Personal statement advice and feedback
  • Mock Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and feedback session
  • Visit to a Mountain Rescue Centre
  • Evening guest lectures
  • Talk from a former UCLan medical student on studying medicine in the UK
  • Social programme including Lake District National Park excursions (a World Heritage Site)
  • Guaranteed UCLan MBBS interview for all successful, eligible participants
  • 7 nights, fully catered accommodationPlus, lots more!

Price: £2,750

Eligibility:

All applicants must:

  • Be an international (non-UK) student
  • Be in Year 12/Year 13 of education (e.g. 1st/2nd year of A Level/IB)
  • Be aged 16-18 for the duration of the summer school (9 July – 16 July 2023)
  • Have a good level of English – iGCSE (international GCSE) or equivalent at Grade B and above

Places are limited to 32 students

https://www.uclan.ac.uk/events/listing/uk-medical-summer-school-for-international-students

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.

School Fees

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2023 – 2024 School Calendar – Download

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