In Secondary we follow a curriculum based upon the English National Curriculum, so that our students are fully prepared for the external exams in Key Stage Four and Five. We ensure that we embody the best elements of the curriculum, whilst tailoring it to fit the needs of our students and their learning needs. The curriculum we offer has depth, rigour and promotes the values that we espouse as a school in our Learner Profile: determination, curiosity, independence, risk-taking, kindness, the ability to work in a team, positivity and a reflective nature.
Following Year 6, students transition to the Secondary School. Although we are housed on the same campus as Primary, we recognise that a carefully managed transition is absolutely vital to our students’ success. A transition day takes place in Semester Three of Year 6 to allow students to gain a taster of what a typical secondary school day is like.
Our school day begins with either an assembly or pastoral tutor time. Assemblies are run by teachers and students throughout the year, and are times to celebrate the success of our students as well as guiding them throughout their learning journey.
Curriculum – Years 7-9
In Key Stage Three, learning and teaching focuses on inquiry-based learning, using the flipped classroom when appropriate. Although each subject is timetabled discretely, opportunities for cross curricular links are sought out and exploited so that students are able to maximise their transferrable skills and gain the most from their education.
The subjects studied at Key Stage Three are as follows: English, Maths, Science, ICT, Humanities (History and Geography), Drama, Music, Art, Computing and Media, Thai, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish (Year 9 only), PE, BEAM (Building Effective Attitudes and Mindsets).
Curriculum – Years 10-11
In Key Stage Four, students study for their iGCSEs/GCSEs. The core curriculum consists of English, Maths and Science, with a further four options drawn from the following list, according to the option blocks available: Art, Drama, Music, Media, ICT, Geography, History, Travel and Tourism, Business, Economics, Thai, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish. Students also have a weekly BEAM (Building Effective Attitudes and Mindsets) and PE lesson.
Curriculum – Years 12-13
In Key Stage Five, students study for their A Levels, choosing four choices from the list below, according to the option blocks available. Students will typically need to have attained a minimum of an B grade at iGCSE/GCSE level before embarking upon the A Level course. The courses offered are English Literature, Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art, Drama, Music, Media, ICT, Geography, History, Business, Economics. Students also have a weekly BEAM and PE lesson.
From August 2016, we will also offer an alternative Diploma 6th Form pathway, enabling students to access work-related qualifications that allow entry to Higher Education Instutitions both in Thailand and overseas.
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