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 2020
Despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our students were able to complete all their courses and cover all aspects of the syllabi. The grades awarded therefore, although not decided by examinations, are valid and ones that we and our students should be extremely proud of.
The Graduating Class of 2020 was a cohort of 127 students, 125 of whom took the full IB Diploma. Congratulations to Grad’20, 98% of IB Diploma students passed, compared to a World Average (WA) of 78%. The average points score for students who passed the IB Diploma was 37 points compared to the World Average of 30 points while a mean grade of 5.8 was achieved in individual subjects compared the World Average of 4.7.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 for showing your resilience and perseverance in difficult times.
*World Average data is taken from the provisional statistical bulletin for the May 2020 session published in July 2020 prior to subsequent grade revisions.
Learn in-depth what our Senior Studies students are doing: