Most of our Senior students (Year 12 and 13) follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. We believe that our Senior Studies Programme should be available to all students – our only requirement is that they should have the necessary motivation and enthusiasm to benefit from what we offer. We aim to see students grow in academic ability and maturity in order that they fulfil their potential.

The Senior Studies Programme at Bangkok Patana is a demanding one and students need to be:

  • motivated – both academically and socially;
  • able to cope with the range of subjects;
  • adaptable and flexible in their approach to learning;
  • resourceful and independent;
  • effective at time-management.

The ultimate goal of the Senior Studies Programme is for students to receive the Bangkok Patana School Academic Diploma and either the International Baccalaureate Diploma or Courses qualification. To do this students must satisfactorily fulfil all the requirements of the individual courses that they undertake and complete the relevant examinations in their chosen subjects.

In the case of the IB Diploma students will choose a course from each of the six option groups, as detailed in our Senior Studies Curriculum Guide, as well as complete the three core elements of the programme: TOK (Theory of Knowledge), CAS (Community Activities Service) and the Extended Essay. For IB Courses, a more tailored approach is possible, with fewer subjects chosen so as to most appropriately fit and challenge the individual student.

Our IB classes are generally smaller than classes in the other Secondary School Key Stages and this provides for focused and supportive learning environments.


IB Diploma Results 2024

The International Baccalaureate results have just been released and the Class of 2024 continued the school’s record of top level scores. These results are even more outstanding considering Bangkok Patana is an academically non-selective school. Bangkok Patana School’s average IB score is 35 points; five points higher than the world average of 30 points.

Of the 122 graduates this year:

  • 15 students were awarded 43 or more points out of the maximum 45 score.
  • 24% of students received 40 or more points (world average 9%*)
  • 52% of students were awarded 35+ points (world average 25%*)

For over ten years, Bangkok Patana’s graduating classes have achieved an average score five or more points above the world average with an overall pass rate of 94% to 100%.

Bangkok Patana School continues its path of excellence for its graduating cohort whose strong IB results came with numerous offers to leading global universities including offers from Oxbridge, Ivy League and Russell Group schools. Learn more about Grad’24 Patana Pathways here!

*World Average data is taken from the provisional statistical bulletin for the May 2024 session published in July 2024 prior to subsequent grade revisions.

Learn in-depth what our Senior Studies students are doing: