MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY –31ST MAY 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY –31ST MAY 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

We have had a particularly busy this week as we were able to see the full educational cycle of Secondary school in action. We have had the KS3 Assessments being undertaken all week whilst on Friday we closed with our Y13 Graduation Ceremony. For many of our Year 7 students this may have been their first experience of ‘formal assessments’ and their exposure to another aspect of learning; solving unseen problems through the use of learned knowledge and new subject skills. For us as teachers, the analysis and feedback of the over 2000 assessments generated across the Key Stage, gives us greater understanding into the needs of individual students and the effectiveness of our curriculum. It allows us the opportunity to keep improving.

Our youngest students were taking exams as our Y13s had a break. Year 13 students and their parents were quite emotional celebrating graduation as it marks a tangible step between school and, for most of our students, leaving home and setting off into the world as adults. Preparing our students to graduate is far more than attaining academic grades. We have given them the survival skills and self-belief, to not only survive but thrive in their next ventures. We have now had 184 Graduates from our Sixth Form and are looking forward to developing them as alumni in the coming years. I cannot wait to see what they make of themselves!

We have one more Parent Forum to host which will be for Sixth Form parents on Tuesday 4th June, please let Khun Mod know if you would like to come secondary.sec@bkkprep.ac.th. Following this will be a Parent Workshop given by our UGC, Ms Allen, on University pathways. The morning should be very informative and is a real ‘double bill’.

Please remember that school will be closed on Monday due to the new public holiday, although we will be posting relevant work for students to complete via Firefly. Please see my letter sent out on Monday. Please note that we will still be open for those students taking the six external examinations; these will carry on as planned and the school will be staffed to ensure there is no disruption.

 

Enjoy the long weekend.

 

Kind regards

 

Nigel Wilsonlock

Head of Secondary

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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