Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award - Bangkok Prep

Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award

Prae wants to be a doctor; first-hand experience has inspired her and she quite rightly admires the care and support that doctors and nurses provide people when they need it most. She joined Bangkok Prep in Year 8 from an independent school where lessons are mostly delivered in Thai. Her first Language is Thai and she excels at the subject. Of course when Prae joined our school she had less experience with academic English than many of her peers in Year 8 but she has been, and will continue to be, remarkably successful. It was a pleasure to congratulate Prae on her achievement and hear more from her about her experience.

 

Our Year 11 students have been sitting their mock examinations in school over the past few weeks and for nearly everyone this was their first experience (in a very long time) in the formal examination setting. Nerves and pressure are a normal part of taking examinations but we all feel for our students who will be the first cohort in two years to take external examinations in the more traditional sense.

On the first day of the mocks, Prae already had some wonderful successes to rely on: She has already achieved her iGCSE First Language Thai in May/June 2021. Prae achieved an A* and has been recognised by Cambridge Assessment International Education with a prestigious Outstanding Learner Award.

Prae is a learner who achieved the highest standard marks in Thailand for this subject!! Amazing!! Congratulations to Prae!

We are always very proud of our students when they achieve awards like these and we hope to be able to celebrate with more students and their families again after examinations this year.

Now, we have an opportunity to ask Prae about her success.

Prae is responsible and hard-working and her award is a credit to her and how well she performed in those few hours in the two examinations but there are a lot of hours that prepare us for examinations.

This is what Prae said to me:

Set goals for yourself and ask the people around you for their support and input to achieve those goals. Talk to your family and your teachers. Speak to friends who have similar ambitions and goals to make your plans together and support each other.

In a few words Prae reminds us all of how students, teachers and families are the team that help us to achieve our potential. Thank you Prae.

As she prepares for Sciences, Art, Business Studies, English Language, Mathematics and Psychology we know that it is her hard work that will count most. Clearly though, it is both home and school listening and supporting her that will help our future Dr Prae follow her chosen pathway.

Tia Court-Smith

Head of Secondary 

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77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 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.

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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