Key Stage 3: Year 7 to 9
The age range in Key Stage 3 is from 11 – 14 and is by all accounts a time of change for the students. We welcome Year 7 students from the Primary School and other schools both locally and globally. Expectations and work load increase as they move through Year 8 and 9. Many students also join at different times throughout the Key Stage and all students undertake our “new student induction” programme. This ensures they settle quickly and become an active member of the Bangkok Prep community. Their settling-in is closely monitored by the Pastoral Team, Form Tutor, Year Leader, Key Stage Leader and School Counsellor.
It is a time of change not only in a physical and emotional sense but as learners they develop and grow. Key Stage 3 aims to create an ethos where every student is valued and cared for using the Code of Conduct and Life Values to shape our future school leaders. When students reach the end of Year 9, they are ready for their IGCSEs and are able to approach it with maturity. The Options process begins in October of Year 9 with a Parent and Student information exchange. Students are expected to select four IGCSE subjects with one in reserve. Typically Options subjects are confirmed in January.
There is a natural expectation that Year 6 students join Year 7 but for Key Stage 3 students who are not enrolled, there is an admissions interview conducted by an appropriate Senior Leader.