Key Stage 4 (Year 10 to 11)
At Key Stage 4, students follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education programme (IGCSE). This offers one of the most recognized qualifications around the world. IGCSE courses are renowned for developing vital educational skills, including: recall of knowledge; oral skills; problem solving; initiative; teamwork and investigative skills. The resulting qualification provides an ideal foundation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme offered at Regent’s International School, Bangkok.
Many of our students excel at IGCSE level with students consistently exceeding UK national averages in terms of A*-A grades and A*-C grades. Through the programme, students continue to develop their abilities in
- Literacy (specifically reading, writing, speaking, listening in English)
- ICT and digital literacy
They also continue to develop approaches to learning linked to
- Collaboration and interdependence
- Critical thinking
- Creativity and resourcefulness
Breadth and Depth
Students are encouraged to study a wide range of subjects at IGCSE level. In order to follow a broad and balanced curriculum, many students take courses from each of main subject groups (see below). Choosing across the subject range means that students will be well prepared for the IB Diploma course.
IGCSE examination information
The IGCSE programme is a two year course. Exams are normally taken at the end of that period, although early entry is occasionally offered at Regent’s International School. Examinations are held in November and in May. Subjects are examined through a range of assessment methods, including: coursework, oral and listening, practicals and written examinations. We enter students for the level most appropriate to their ability and base this decision on their prior attainment and their teachers´ expertise. Results are available in January and August for the preceding examination session.
Beyond the Classroom
At Key Stage 4, we continue to encourage students to develop skills that will enable them to become responsible and confident young adults. We provide a number of opportunities both through the formal curriculum and beyond the curriculum. Participation in House and inter-school competitions continue to be encouraged as are enrichment, service and extracurricular activities such as the International Award, MUN, Outward Bounds trip and sports, music, art and drama 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.