Secondary

Regent’s International School Bangkok

A welcome message from Dr Peter Jones, Head of Secondary Welcome to the Secondary Section of Regent’s International School website. This aims to provide information about the curriculum. Our facebook page, secondary student and parent websites and portal will keep you up to date with our main news, notices and events. I hope that the website will give you an insight into the fantastic activities and exciting learning opportunities in our school. Our mission is to ensure every child develops into a well rounded leader for the future. Our aim is to ensure each child develops into a successful, confident and responsible citizen. The Secondary School is a warm and welcoming environment. We provide a secure place where they can expand their knowledge, develop their learning and hone their social skills through providing a rigorous academic curriculum along with opportunities beyond the classroom. Regent’s International School is not an academically selective school but we expect all pupils to strive for success in everything they undertake. Many of our pupils undertake university education in USA, Canada, UK as well as Hong Kong, Thailand and Australia. Our students represent the school locally, nationally and internationally in a range of activities and areas including Round Square events, MUN conferences as well as a broad range of arts and sporting events and a whole host of service activities. We believe that through a strong partnership between teachers, parents and pupils, your child will have the opportunity to flourish as a learner and as an individual. They will also benefit from working with our teaching staff, a group of dedicated professionals who are passionate about teaching children, experienced in teaching their subjects and specialism and who are also always striving for success in their teaching strategies and classroom practice. I look forward to meeting you in person and showing you first hand what a fantastic international school Regent’s is. Yours sincerely, Dr Peter R Jones Head of Secondary

Secondary curriculum

Regent’s International School offers a holistic education that places every child at the heart of the curriculum.  Our mission is to ensure that students develop into well rounded leaders for the future.  In order to realise this vision, we provide all students a broad, balanced range of academic subjects that is delivered by experienced international teachers.  We also ensure that all students develop their literacy in English.  This curriculum is supported by a strong pastoral team as well as a variety of enrichment and extracurricular activities.  Our curriculum is based on Key Stages that build on the Primary School curriculum and ensure progression from year to year.  The various areas of this website outline each of Key Stage and our Handbooks provide more detailed information on our curriculum.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to 9)

This stage builds on the foundations of knowledge, understanding and skills developed in Primary School, while seeking to deliver education to meet the needs of our young and society. There is strong emphasis on functional skills such as Literacy, ICT and Numeracy, as well as collaboration and interdependence, critical thinking, creativity, resourcefulness, reflection and resilience. We place great importance on wellbeing and aim to ensure students feel safe, stay healthy and are happy. We provide support for student’s mental and emotional welfare and offer a range of activity opportunities beyond the classroom including anything from MUN to drama and sporting activities, as well as curricular trips to further enrich their education.

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 to 11)

During this stage, students follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education programme (IGCSE), offering one of the most recognized qualifications around the world, providing an ideal foundation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme offered at Regent’s International School, Bangkok. Many of our students excel at IGCSE level, consistently exceeding UK national averages in terms of A*-A grades and A*-C grades. Students are encouraged to study a wide range of subjects at the IGCSE level. In order to follow a broad and balanced curriculum, many students take courses from each of main subject groups, ensuring they will be well prepared for the IB Diploma course.
Students also continue to develop skills that will enable them to become responsible and confident young adults. Opportunities include participation in House and inter-school competitions and extracurricular activities. The strong emphasis on academic rigour as well as on well-being and citizenship will mean that students are well prepared for the IB Diploma and university. This balanced approach is a core element of our mission in supporting students to become well rounded leaders for the future.

For more information you can contact
· Ms. Natasha Overy – KS3 Coordinator – natasha.overy@regents.ac.th
· Mr. Charles Barrow – Deputy Head of Secondary – charles.barrow@regents.ac.th
· Dr. Peter Jones – Head of Secondary – peter.jones@regents.ac.th

 

Pre-IB programme

IB Diploma Programme

The Regent’s International School Pre-IB programme offers new students the opportunity to prepare for the IB Diploma.  This programme is specifically designed for a student that is shown to have the ability and potential to be successful in the IB Diploma.  However, they may lack the language and literacy skills in English to fully access the IB course, or may not have completed the first year of the IGCSE programme.  

The Pre-IB Programme is a personalised intensive course that follows the second year of IGCSE.  It is specifically adapted to the interests and needs of the individual student.

Typically, the programme has an emphasis on furthering a student’s literacy skills in English.  It aims to ensure that by the end of the year students are at intermediate level in English and have become more able and confident in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a rigorous academic program emphasizing academic achievement, critical thinking, research skills and community service. It has been operating worldwide for almost 30 years and is in place in almost 1500 schools in around 120 countries around the world.  The IB Diploma is recognized in virtually every country in the world.

The Diploma Programme encourages students to:

  • ask challenging questions
  • learn how to learn
  • develop a strong sense of their own identity and    culture
  • develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.