Higher Education Updates - 7th October 2022 - Bangkok Prep

Higher Education Updates – 7th October 2022

University Exploration Day

Students are invited to join a virtual CIS University Exploration Day on 22 October. All students will enjoy an exclusive keynote with international student alumni, artist and Forbes 30 under 30 winner, Maria Fragroso. Then they can meet with CIS member universities to learn more about the programmes they offer and their application process. Each university will have a virtual booth which includes information about the institution and the opportunity to ask questions. 

 

The event is designed specifically for students considering creative higher education programmes and careers. They’ll learn from admissions staff and faculty in panel sessions on these topics and more:

  • Art portfolio preparation: tips and tricks
  • Demystifying unique creative course from UX to Sustainable Product Design
  • Larger liberal arts universities vs smaller art specific universities
  • Career futures in the UK and US
  • Submitting quality dance and music audition videos

https://en.calameo.com/read/0047013025d239f9ef654?authid=kWlFA4qkVry5


Unifrog University Fair

Students in Year 11 and Year 12 attended a Virtual University Fair hosted by Unifrog on Thursday this week.

Representatives from universities around the world were available to share more information about their courses and to answer student questions.

For many of our students, this was their first experience of attending a university fair. They were really engaged throughout the event and found their interactions extremely useful.

The next fair will be the Canadian University Fair, taking place in person at Bangkok Prep from 8.30 – 10.30am on Monday 10th October.


Taejai Internships Talk

On Tuesday 11th October, we are very fortunate to be hosting the CEO of Thailand’s largest digital fundraising Platform, Taejai, to speak to interested students about internship opportunities tackling social issues. 

The talk will take place in the Sixth Form Centre from 12:45 – 1:15pm on Tuesday.


Parent Event: Making it in Medicine

Parents are invited to attend this free virtual event on 12th October:

Medicine has always been a popular and competitive career choice for students and this is only increasing. In fact, medical university applications were up 20.9% on the previous year in 2021, with factors like job stability, progression opportunities and a strong earning potential contributing to student interest.

Join us as we hear from leading medical experts about the ways you can help your child stand out in their journey into medicine. This parent event will discuss:

• The key skills required to pursue a career in medicine, including ways to build, develop, and present these attributes to universities and employers.

• The variety of opportunities and roles available in medicine and how to get there.

• A breakdown of the application process and some top tips to help your child excel against the competition.

The timing of this webinar is not ideal for Thailand’s timezone, but if you register, you will receive a copy of the recording to watch after the event.

>Webinar Registration Link<<

 


 

University Visits last week

Bangkok Prep was fortunate to have hosted a number of university representatives last week. We had representatives from The University of Hong Kong and the School of the Art Institute Chicago, as well as PSCM, Chulabhorn Royal Academy. Our students had the opportunity to learn about the different campuses and also got their art portfolio professionally reviewed. Our very own Bangkok Prep Alumni, Pam and Mos, who are studying Medicine at PSCM, Chulabhorn Royal Academy, also shared their experiences with our students who are interested in pursuing medicine.

 

The Canadian Uni Fair

On Monday, 10 October 2022, we would like to invite parents and students of Bangkok Prep to join us at the Canadian Uni Fair where there will be representatives from 15 Canadian Universities. The event will be held at the lobby of Block D, from 08.30 am to 10.30am.

 

 

 

 

 

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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