MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 16TH NOVEMBER 2018 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 16TH NOVEMBER 2018

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

We have had a lovely week in school with our focus on International Week through the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs. Friday was a riot of colour as our students and staff dressed in international dress from around the world. An extra special thanks must go to our parent helpers in FoBP who made lunchtime so diverse and enriching as well as tasty and in some cases a little too spicy! We undertook a survey amongst students and staff to see what they thought being international was…I will share the results with you as a wordle and as you will probably see, our community interpretations are as wide and diverse as each of us although there are definite themes that come forwards. We are an international school and for me that is not about where we come from but the fact that we choose to respect and celebrate our differences and similarities. We do this because we communicate and focus on listening.

We had cause to celebrate our current Y12’s fantastic IGCSE results on Tuesday afternoon when we held our IGCSE Certificate Presentation Afternoon for our 78 Y12 students and parents. Our own Bangkok Prep students had a record-breaking, overall pass rate of 89.9%, were 49.7% of all grades were A* or A. The most important result for me though was the value added score of +0.54. This improved again and showed the progress our students made in their attainment. It is a reflection of the effort our staff and students showed in improving every I/GCSE result by half a grade.

Thursday afternoon was a big event in the lives of our Y9 students as they had their Student Led Conference. This is the last step of consultation and discussion, before students make and submit their initial IGCSE option choices for Y10 next year. I’m pleased to say that we have our largest number of subjects available to students in our aim to ensure that every child can follow their own individual pathway. My advice is to always have an interest in what you want to do or study so that you have the long term motivation to succeed.

 

Kind regards and enjoy the weekend.

 

Nigel Wilsonlock

Head of Secondary

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BANGKOK PREP ADDRESS

77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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