Senior Studies - IB programme
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 2018
122 students took the diploma achieving a 98% pass rate and an average point score of 35. This is an outstanding achievement, set against a world average of 30 points and something that as a non-selective school, makes us very proud. Two students achieved the maximum score of 45 (out of approximately 300 in the world) whilst 18% (22 students) of the Class of 2018 attained 40 points or more (compared to a world average of 3%). Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2018!