Bangkok Patana School profile

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Mr Matthew Mills, Head of School Mr Matthew Seddon, Secondary Principal Mr Andrew Roff, IB Coordinator Head of Careers and Universities Mr Kevin Keller, Careers and University Counsellors Mr Karel De Cock, Ms Danielle Sheppard, Mr Andrew Haughton, Mr Kim Ekstrom,

EXAM CODES: CEEB 695190 AND IBO 000765 IGCSE: CIE TH100 AND EDEXCEL 98001 An IB World School accredited by CIS

Community Overview • • • •

Non-selective and not-for-profit 2,300+ students from Nursery to Year 13 1,109 Secondary students 61 different nationalities: 20% Thai 14% British 11% North American 7% Indian 5% Australian 43% Rest of the World • 50 acre suburban campus

The Educational Programme • • • •

All courses delivered in English, except language-specific courses (I)GCSE in Years 10 and 11 Cumulative examinations International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and Course programmes in Years 12 and 13 • 95% take the full IB diploma course, the remaining sit a combination of individual IB Courses • Grade designations follow the British school system: Year 10 = Grade 9; Year 11 = Grade 10; Year 12 = Grade 11; Year 13 = Grade 12

Reporting System Progressive Grading: • (I)GCSE grades reflect current attainment compared with overall programme grading criteria at the culmination: • It is expected that initial grades will be lower than the final outcome and will increase through each two-year course as the student progresses toward the culmination of their studies. Projected Grades: In an effort to more accurately portray our student’s achievements on their academic records, Projected Grades are used to report Term Grades for students in the International Baccalaureate programme. These grades are designed to demonstrate the students’ expected level of achievement on the final exam in relation to their achievement at that point in the course. • There is no weighting of grades or calculation of Grade Point Average • It is the policy of the school not to rank students • In cases where universities require or request, Bangkok Patana School reports all changes to student enrolment status as a result of a serious disciplinary incident. Policies and Procedures of Note: • Bangkok Patana School students sign and submit an application integrity agreement before university applications are processed. This agreement ensures understanding of the Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission outlined by the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) • Bangkok Patana School students are limited to 10 well-considered applications to university. UCAS, OUAC, University of California, Studielink and Australian State Application systems each count as one. • Bangkok Patana School policy allows for a maximum of one counsellor recommendation and two teacher recommendations unless otherwise required by a university. COVID-19 Pandemic • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangkok Patana School was closed by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Thailand from 11th January until 1st February 2021, 19th April until 25th June 2021 and 18th August until 27th October 2021. Instruction was carried on through virtual platforms and students continued to receive personal and academic support from teachers, mimicking a normal day’s timetable. As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, the 2023 graduating cohort of students were unable to take their (I)GCSE exams. Please see this link for more information about the 2021 (I)GCSE exam cycle here.

Our mission is to ensure that students of different nationalities grow to their full potential as independent learners in a caring British international community.

(I)GCSE Curriculum and Results 2022 The (International) General Certificate of Secondary Education are examinations which originate and are the standard qualification in England and Wales for students aged 14 to 16. All students take cumulative examinations in the following required core subjects: English (Language and Literature) Mathematics (Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Vector Geometry) Coordinated Sciences (Single, Double Award or Triple Science) World Languages (French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish or Thai) In addition, students choose three from a list of optional subjects: Art, Business Studies, Computer Studies, Drama, Design + Technology, Economics, Geography, History, ICT, Music and Physical Education. Grades are awarded on a nine-point scale, through one of two different examination boards. Cambridge grade from A* - G and Edexcel use a 9-1 scale, with 8 and 9 being considered equivalent to A*.



three-quarters of the grades were A*-A (9-7)


of students achieved grades A* - B (9-6)


students received 9 or more A*(9-8)

Extra-curricular Programme Bangkok Patana has a vast extra-curricular programme which aims to enrich and extend students’ academic lives. Should the campus be required to close temporarily, we offer a range of LIVE online ECAs to continue to engage our learners. • Over 200 activities available to students at recreational and internationally recognised levels. • Opportunities include sports, visual arts, drama, music, community service, technology, language learning and student government. • Programmes such as the Model United Nations, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and the Junior Achievement programme plus service activities such as Habitat for Humanity are popular amongst students. • Students are encouraged to pursue entrepreneurial activities fully supported by the school.

International Baccalaureate Curriculum and Results 2022 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) • A two-year course where students take six subjects: three at Higher Level (240 class hours per subject) and three at Standard Level (150 class hours per subject) • Students choose one subject from each of six academic groups: Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts (or a second subject from Social Sciences or Science). • Each course is awarded a grade between 1 and a maximum of 7 points Additional components offer the possibility of three bonus points: • Theory of Knowledge (ToK) – a course which critically evaluates knowledge and culminates in an internal presentation and externally marked essay • Extended Essay (EE) – a 4,000 word piece of original, independent research supervised by a faculty member • Evidence of commitment to Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)

IB RESULTS 2022 39

Patana Average point Score

World average point score 38


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Teacher Awarded Grades

Pass Rate


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Predicted Grades Realistic prediction based on academic evidence and teachers’ professional judgment. Over five years, the average predicted total points score was within 0.5 of actual scores attained. IB Course Programme An alternative to the full IBDP. Students are required to complete four to six IB courses, an appropriate level of EE and the full CAS requirement. Students also graduate with a US accredited high school diploma and nearly all go onto university education.

University Acceptances 2021 and 2022 Universities where students have matriculated are shown in bold, more than one offer show in parenthesis Nintey-nine percent of students from Bangkok Patana pursue undergraduate degrees at highly selective universities around the world. Our 2022 graduates recently matriculated according to the following general breakdown: United Kingdom: 27%, United States of America 27%, Canada: 9%, Australia: 8%, Rest of the World: 29%

United Kingdom

United States of America



Arts University Bournemouth (6) Aston University Bangor University Birmingham City University (3) Bournemouth University Brunel University London (3) Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff University (11) City, University of London (3) Coventry University (5) Durham University (5) Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh Napier University The Glasgow School of Art Goldsmith’s, University of London (2) Imperial College London (7) Instituto Marangoni King’s College London (26) Kingston University (4) Lancaster University (7) Liverpool Hope University London College of Communication London College of Fashion London Metropolitan University (2) The London School of Economics and Political Science (7) Loughborough University (30) Manchester Metropolitan University (5) Manchester School of Architecture MetFilm School Middlesex University Newcastle University (3) Nottingham Trent University (4) Oxford Brookes University (3) Point Blank University Queen Mary University of London (5) Royal Halloway, University of London (4) Royal Veterinary College School of Oriental and African Studies (2) St. George’s, University of London St. Mary’s, Twickenham, London Staffordshire University University College London (18) University of the Arts London (3) The University of Aberdeen The University of Abertay, Dundee University of Bath (35) University of Birmingham (7) University of Brighton (2) University of Bristol (23) University of Chester University of Chichester University of Dundee University of East Anglia The University of Edinburgh (11) University of Exeter (17) University of Glasgow (8) University of Hull (2) University of Kent (6) University of Leeds (17) University of Leicester (6) University of Liverpool (7) The University of Manchester (27) The University of Nottingham (13) University of Oxford (2) University of Plymouth (3) University of Portsmouth (3) University of Reading (11) University of Salford The University of Sheffield (2) University of Southampton (7) University of St. Andrews (8) University of Stirling University of Strathclyde University of Surrey (15) University of Sussex (9) University of the West of England (7) The University of Warwick (14) University of West London (3) University of Westminster (5) University of York (5) York St. John University

Arizona State University Babson College (5) Barnard College Bentley University (2) Boston College (3) Boston University (20) Bowdoin College Brandeis University Brown University (3) University of California, Berkeley (4) University of California, Davis (22) University of California, Irvine (6) University of California, Los Angeles (9) University of California, Merced (2) University of California, Riverside (7) University of California, San Diego (13) University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz (13) California College of the Arts (3) California Lutheran University Carnegie Mellon University (3) Case Western Reserve University Claremont McKenna College (4) University of Colorado, Boulder (2) Columbia College Chicago Cooper Union Cornell University (2) DigiPen Institute of Technology Drexel University Emory University Fashion Institute of Technology Fordham University (3) The George Washington University (2) Georgia Institute of Technology Harvard University University of Hawai’i at Manoa University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (10) University of Kansas Lehigh University Loyola Marymount University University of Massachusetts, Amherst (4) University of Massachusetts, Boston Michigan State University (2) University of Michigan (4) Middlebury College University of Minnesota, Twin Cities New York University Northeastern University (15) Northwestern University University of Notre Dame (2) Occidental College The Ohio State University University of Oregon (2) Pace University The Pennsylvania State University (10) The University of Pennsylvania (2) Pepperdine University University of Pittsburgh Pratt Institute (2) Purdue University (7) Rice University University of Rochester Rutgers University- New Brunswick University of San Francisco (3) Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art and Design (5) Smith College University of Southern California (6) Syracuse University (3) Texas A&M University University of Texas at San Antonio The New School (3) Tufts University (4) Virginia Tech (2) Wake Forest University University of Washington (14) Wellesley College University of Wisconsin - Madison (8) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2) Yale University

Amsterdam University College Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)/Siemens Breda University of Applied Sciences Catalyst, Berlin Cattolica University University College Cork (2) École hôtelière de Lausanne Eindhoven University of Technology Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (2) Geneva Business School Glion Institute of Higher Education Hotelschool The Hague Humanitas University HZ University of Applied Sciences IE Spain KU Leuven Leiden University College (2) Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Luiss Guido Carli (2) Maastricht School of Management Maastricht University (5) NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti National University of Ireland, Cork Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2) SAE Institute Saxion University of Applied Sciences Stenden University of Applied Sciences Tilburg University Trinity College Dublin Universiteit van Amsterdam (4) Universiteit Leiden Universiteit Utrecht University College Maastricht University College Roosevelt University College Utrecht University of Münster

Chiang Mai University Chulabhorn International College of Medicine (3) Chulalongkorn University (2) City University Hong Kong (4) Dusit Thani College ESSEC Business School (2) Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong University (7) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (3) Keio University King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology (2) Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2) Mahidol University International College (2) National Taiwan University National University of Singapore New York University, Shanghai Ritsumeikan University Singapore Institute of Management Singapore University of Technology and Design Sophia University Srinakharinwirot University Symbiosis International University Thammasat University (6) Vellore Institute of Technology Yale - NUS College

Canada University of Alberta (3) Bishop’s University Brock University University of British Columbia (26) University of Calgary (3) Carleton University (3) Concordia University - Montreal (2) Emily Carr University of Art and Design University of Guelph (2) Lakehead University McGill University (3) McMaster University (5) Mount Royal University Ontario College of Art & Design University of Ottawa Queen’s University (5) Simon Fraser University (2) Toronto Metropolitan University (2) Trent University University of Toronto (34) University of Waterloo (4) Western University (9) Wilfrid Laurier University York University (11)

Australia and New Zealand Curtin University Deakin University The University of Melbourne Monash University (3) The University of New South Wales (2) RMIT Queensland University of Technology The University of Queensland Victoria University of Wellington Victorian College of the Arts University of Western Australia (2)