Higher Education Updates - Bangkok Prep

Higher Education Updates

Colleges & Careers Discussion Forum 1

On 13 September 2022, the Higher Education Office held our first College & Careers Coffee Discussion Forum for Academic Year 2022/23. The event was attended by parents of Sixth Form students. In this session, we discussed the roles and expectations, parent support and contribution as well as the application timeline for this academic year.

The event was well-attended and parents were engaged in a lively discussion about the topic. For parents who are not able to attend the session but would like to find out more, please scan the QR code to visit the Higher Education Firefly page for access to the presentation.

 

At this juncture, we at the Higher Education Office, would like to thank all parents for your support and we hope to see an even greater participation from you in our College and Careers Discussion Forums in the next academic year. The next Colleges & Careers Discussion Forum will be held on 15 November 2022 and we will be discussing the process of deciding on the right university.

 


University of British Columbia Visit

On 14 September 2022, Mr. Scott Lee, the Associate International Advisor from the University of British Columbia visited our campus to speak to our Sixth Form students about the latest developments in the university. For the first time this year, students engaged in a face-to-face discussion with a university representative about the different programmes available at UBC, the differences between the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses and the perks of living and studying at UBC. Mr. Lee also shared with the students the different types of scholarships available for international students and what they can do to enhance their chances of receiving one. Students were also given the opportunity to have a quick chat with Mr. Lee individually to find out why UBC would be a good fit for them.

Bangkok Prep can look forward to more university visits in the coming week, from reputable institutions such as Dickinson College (US), Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern (Switzerland), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong) and Temple University (Japan).


Upcoming Greater Bangkok Fair

In the coming week, Bangkok Prep, in collaboration with other international schools in Bangkok, will be organising the Greater Bangkok Fair where around 200 global universities will be participating. Year 13 students will be attending this fair so that they have the opportunity to speak to admissions officers from these universities on 21 September 2022.

In conjunction with the Greater Bangkok Fair, Bangkok Prep will be hosting the US Case Studies Evening on 22 September 2022, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. During this event, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with admissions officers from 50 US universities in a mock admissions exercise. Bangkok Prep students and parents, as well as those from other international schools around Bangkok are invited to join this event. If you are interested in taking part in this event, please refer to the information in this poster and register your interest.

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

School Fees 2023-2024 – Download

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Application Form – Download

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2023 – 2024 School Calendar – Download

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Year Group Equivalent Information – Download

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