Secondary School Programme
SKILLS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
As a young adult, your child’s life in the secondary programme will see them begin to choose interests they will continue to pursue for years to come. With a broad range of programmes in music, science, arts and language, SBS allows them to blossom in their chosen fields, while also preparing them for the important benchmarks that will determine their university education.
As your child grows, the breadth and quality of our facilities becomes increasingly important to their development, be it our state-of-the art science labs, Olympic-sized swimming pool, advanced Information Technology equipment or well-stocked library.
Our world-class facilities and speciality programmes constitute the perfect environment for the advanced pursuit of process-based learning. Despite looming exams, our secondary programme remains firmly focused on developing your child into a happy and holistic being with a deep thirst for knowledge.
PATH TO TOP UNIVERSITIES
SBS meets Thailand’s academic standards, develops bilingual students and follows the curriculum content for Cambridge’s IGCSE. This approach allows your child to pursue a bright future in Thailand’s top national universities or attend a leading university abroad. Beyond SBS, bilingualism and experiential learning remain the best guarantee your child won’t just get into the right school, they will also thrive in their university education and beyond.
GREATER SELF-CONTROL AND FOCUS
“The school taught me how to think when under pressure. I just won the Krasae Tennis Camp competition and I want to go pro when I grow up.”
-Taentawan Taddeo Majoli Magglioli, 13
MORE CHOICES IN BOTH CULTURES
“Before coming to SBS, I couldn’t speak Thai, since my mom is Spanish and my dad is from Hong Kong. Now, I’ve been a member of Opera Siam for ten years and it’s becoming a career. At SBS, you can make your own choices, like being able to choose a music track.”
-Thalassa Ferrand, 15
A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT
“I like that we speak multiple languages here. I’m very close to my friends but also to the teachers. SBS really supported me in my go-kart racing and I placed second in the T-Kart Mini World Championship.”
Jakkarin Sirinonthanawech, 16
“I was a shy kid but growing up with a lot of activities taught me to be more self-assured. Now I’m confident in my English and singing skills. Last year, I won the My Achievement Singing Contest and, this year, I was runner-up. I’m also on a science and math track, so I’ll be able to choose anything I want later, from medicine to music.”
-Juthaporn Rungpiti, 15
READY FOR CHANGE
SBS is a strong preparatory school for not only university but also, more importantly, for life
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
With SBS, your child is ready for the best of both worlds
- Access to a top university in Thailand
- The option to move abroad to study or work
“I’m studying mechanical engineering at Midwestern State University in Texas, and my high GPA was key to getting scholarships to pay for it. I also got an athletic scholarship, and the teachers at SBS really supported me whenever I’d miss class due to a golf tournament. This month, I’m competing in a qualifier for the Thai LPGA where my sister and I will be playing alongside pros.”
-Panisara Chimsuti, 19
OPTIONS TO STUDY HERE OR ABROAD
“Studying at SBS gives you more options because of the bilingual programme. You can study in a Thai university or abroad--it’s up to you. Currently, I’m in Rangsit’s bilingual medicine programme and also in a medical internship programme with Rajavithi Hospital.”
-Nattaya Wangsupkitkosol, 21
RESULTS YOU CAN COUNT ON
- Placement in the top three national universities
- Higher proficiency scores in both Thai and English
- Higher academic scores than the national average
HIGHER RESULTS THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE
“I’m going to study business finance at Hawaii Pacific University. We started studying at SBS when we were eight years old and the school has been so supportive. I’m also getting both athletic and academic scholarships to cover my tuition, living costs and tournament expenses. SBS has really helped me get where I am.”
-Pranisa Chimsuti, 19
READY FOR A GLOBAL WORKPLACE
“I’m studying art and design communication and I’m starting an internship with Wallpaper Magazine, next month. Getting a bilingual education has helped me in so many ways. If I’d gone to a Thai school I’d have difficulties at uni. Sometimes, I have tohelp my Thai friends, actually. But having been at SBS, I really understand both worlds—Thailand, and the West.”
-Schwin Suthisuvan, 21
ACCESS TO RANGSIT UNIVERSITY
“Compared to a Thai school, it’s just so much easier to get into Rangsit University’s pharmacology programme coming from SBS.”
-Apinan Watcharaphicart, 21
STRONGER ABILITY TO ADAPT TO OTHER CULTURES
“Studying at SBS helped me learn other languages as well. I was in the Chinese and English programme and went on to study medical science at the Zhejiang University School of Medicine, in China. Studying in a bilingual programme prepared me for living abroad and speaking with people from other countries. I was very lucky to study at SBS. It was the first step to developing a good future.”
-Tipousa Chuaysai, 25
Good schools deliver a solid basic education. Great schools also prepare you for change.
STRONG LANGUAGE AND THINKING SKILLS
“In a couple of months, I’ll be starting med school at Chulalongkorn University. Getting in was one of the hardest things I’ve accomplished. But I made it, and the high scores I got in English definitely helped make it possible.”
-Naphon Upanisakorn, 18
Innovative Educational Tracks
SBS Pathway to Success
SBS is proud to announce the modernization to both our Cambridge International Programme as well as our Bilingual Programme. The improvements will ensure that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully complete their University studies and are future leaders in the 21st century workforce.
Cambridge International Programme
The Cambridge International Programme will be made available to our students from an early age, ensuring that our students are better prepared for both National and International University entrances.
SBS students, that meet the criteria, are able to select the Cambridge International Programme at the start of Secondary One. Students will continue with the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme, focusing mainly on Cambridge English Language, Cambridge Mathematics, Cambridge Computer Science and Cambridge Combined Sciences throughout their Secondary One studies.
Students will start their Cambridge IGCSE studies in Secondary Two and continue with the Cambridge IGCSE course until the end of their Secondary Three studies. The students will focus on the following subjects whilst studying the Cambridge IGCSE course: Cambridge IGCSE English as a First/Second Language, Cambridge IGCSE Thai as a First Language, Cambridge IGCSE Biology, Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry, Cambridge IGCSE Physics, Cambridge IGCSE Combined Sciences, Cambridge IGCSE Coordinated Sciences, Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies and Cambridge IGCSE Computer Sciences.
At the end of Secondary Three, our students will complete their IGCSE studies as well as their PSAT (Pre-SAT) exams. The PSAT exams ensure that our students are prepared for the SAT exams at the end of their Secondary Four studies.
Our Cambridge International students will start their Cambridge AS-Levels in Secondary Four, where they select three subjects which they will focus on for the next 3 years of their studies. The three subjects selections are aligned with their future studies at Universities.
Students will select three out of the six Cambridge A/AS-Levels subjects we offer: A/AS-Level Biology, A/AS-Level Chemistry, A/AS-Level Physics, A/AS-Level English Language, A/AS-Level Mathematics and A/AS-Level Business Studies.
At the end of Secondary Four, our students would have completed their Cambridge IGCSE, PSAT, Cambridge AS-Levels, SAT as well as their IELTS examinations.
The above will allow our students to enter Universities abroad, on the basis that they complete one year of “Foundation Studies”.
The “Foundation” year is a one year course that students complete before entering Universities abroad.
Please note, if students wish to “Fast Track” and enter the foundation year abroad, they are not eligible for a Mathayom Six transcript.
If students wish to continue their studies with SBS, they will start their Cambridge A-Levels at the beginning of Secondary Five. The next two years will see our students complete their A-Level studies and also having the opportunity to improve on their previous AS-Level, SAT and IELTS exam results.
During their final year studies, our students will experience an Internship program, giving them the work experience they need to be better prepared for their future studies.
If our Cambridge International students complete their Cambridge A-Level studies with SBS, then there is no need for a foundation year. Students are able to enter Universities abroad, without having to complete the one year of “Foundation Studies”. Students will meet all the Cambridge International standards as well as the Thai Ministry of Education standards. Allowing our students to enter Top Tier Universities around the world, including leading Universities in Thailand.
SBS Bilingual Tracks
The Bilingual program will allow students to choose their “Track of Study” at the start of Secondary Four, giving them a head start to their future Tertiary Studies. Below is a short description of our New and Innovative Bilingual Tracks:
SBS Enterprise Track (requirement: GPA ≥ 2.50, Mathematics Grade ≥ 2.5)
Our SBS Enterprise track is a unique curriculum that brings the world of business into the classroom and gives learners a clear insight into what it means to think like an entrepreneur and also experience the 21st century skills needed to succeed in today’s business market. The new and innovative track asks learners to adopt the thoughts and actions of entrepreneurs, developing their knowledge and understanding of the practicalities of setting up and running their own enterprise. Our SBS Enterprise track equips learners with a range of vital life skills for use in planning and organisation, communication and financial management.
The Enterprise track will prepare our students for University Faculties such as Business Studies, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Business Management, International Marketing etc.
SBS Tourism and Hospitality Track (requirement: GPA ≥ 1.75)
Our SBS Tourism and Hospitality track is designed to help meet the need for skilled and knowledgeable individuals in this rapidly diversifying industry. The curriculum develops practical skills across a range of working roles, as well as providing a global and local perspective on travel and tourism. Learners gain an overview of the industry, and learn about popular destinations, customer care, working procedures, travel and tourism products and services, and marketing and promotion.
Through their studies, learners will gain an understanding of the concepts, models and theories used within the industry, and also enhance their skills of investigation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation.
The track will ensure that our students gain work-based learning experiences that prepare them for careers in high-wage, high-skill and/or high-demand fields.
SBS Music Track (requirement: GPA ≥ 1.75)
Our SBS Music track provides a foundation for the study of music or related courses in higher education. Learners are encouraged to develop their musical skills in a variety of music styles and traditions and build on their musical interests. Learners are encouraged to listen, compose and perform with understanding, analysis and confident communication. They learn to become independent and critical thinkers.
Our SBS will pair with distinguished lectures at Rangsit University for the duration of their studies, ensuring that they receive quality guidance by renowned musicians.
SBS STEAM Track (requirement: GPA ≥ 2.75, Mathematics Grade ≥ 3.0)
The current technological revlution is transforming the jobs of tomorrow, our STEAM track will ensure that our SBS students are ready to excel in the ever changing labour force. As boundaries between disciplines become increasingly blurred, new disciplines are emerging such as bio-engineering and neuro-economics, and the emphasis is shifting from learning facts to combining ideas from different places to develop more creative solutions to complex problems. As these changes gather pace, having skills which are transferable across academic disciplines is vital for students’ academic and career success in the 21st Century
The STEAM track will cover a range of core subjects with an emphasis on Physics, Coding and Robotics. This will ensure that our students are well prepared for faculties such as Engineering, Architecture, Computer Science, and Robotics.
MedicinePlus (requirement: GPA ≥ 3.0, Science Grade ≥ 3.0)
Our SBS MedicinePlus Track embraces the proud traditions of our past Science Track while keeping an eye towards the future. The MedicinePlus track, that includes practical experience, ensures that our SBS students become successful future leaders in medicine.
The MedicinePlus track incorporates pedagogical approaches that foster active learning and critical thinking skills as well as early clinical experience. The course will ensure that our students are well prepared for medical faculties at all the top tier Universities in Thailand. Not only will they be prepared for University entrances but the practical experiences gained will be invaluable to their tertiary studies and future job applications.
- Students Receive 30 Credits at RSU
INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (IGCSE)
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an English language curriculum offered to students to prepare them for International Baccalaureate and A/AS Levels. It is based on the GCE O-Level and is recognised as being equivalent to the GCSE. In the UK students take GCSE in Year 10 (M4) and A/AS Levels in year 12 (M6).
The IGCSE was developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations.
The IGCSE is comparable to many secondary school curricula worldwide, such as England's GCSE, the American GED or high school diploma, Hong Kong's HKCEE, Singapore's O-Level, and the Indian CBSE or ICSE courses.
The IGCSE prepares students for further academic study, including progression to A/AS Levels and IB Diploma Programme and other equivalents. It is recognised by academic institutions and employers around the world and is considered as an equivalent to the standard GCSE as studied by nearly all schools in the UK.
IGCSE’S TAUGHT AT SBS IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/19
- English Language
- Thai language
BROAD AND FLEXIBLE STUDY PROGRAMME
Cambridge IGCSE provides a broad and flexible study programme and covers subjects from a variety of areas: Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Creative, Technical and Vocational. Most IGCSE subjects offer a choice of tiered examinations: Core or Extended papers. This is designed to make IGCSE suitable for students with varying levels of ability.
For more information, please refer to the Cambridge IGCSE website.
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University is a Cambridge International School offering IGCSE and A/AS Levels examinations.
A/AS LEVELS TAUGHT AT SBS IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/19
A/AS Levels M5-M6
- English Language
- Business Studies
INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION – ADVANCED LEVEL (IGCE-A/AS LEVELS)
CAMBRIDGE A LEVELS
The A Level (Advanced Level) (Year 12 / M6) is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education. A Level qualification is generally required for university entrance.
A Levels are worked towards after completion of IGCSE’s (Year 10 / M4) over two years and split into two parts, with one part studied in each year. The first part is known as the Advanced Subsidiary Level, A1 Level or AS Level. The second part is known as the A2 Level and is more in depth and academically rigorous than the A1 Level.
The AS Level is a qualification in its own right and the AS Level combined with the A2 Level forms the complete A Level qualification, with the exception of linear qualifications in which all of the A Level marks are obtained from exams taken in the second year.
A Levels are the secondary school leaving qualification offered in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Cambridge International AS and A Levels are equivalent to the AS and A Levels taken by learners in the UK, and are accepted for entrance to UK universities.
The Lisbon Convention (an international agreement signed by 50 countries and international organisations, including the European Union, USA, Australia, Canada, Israel and New Zealand) facilitates the recognises the IGCE-A Level as a pre-university qualification.
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University is a Cambridge International School offering IGCSE and A/AS Level examinations.
Secondary School Parent's Handbook
For more information please read our parent hanbook below:
You are welcome to have a look inside our secondary school classrooms, just visit our Open Day Secondary School website.
CAMBRIDGE IGCSE AND GCE A/AS LEVELS
Cambridge IGCSE is widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academic achievement. Many universities require a combination of Cambridge IGCSE’s and A/AS levels as one way to meet their entry requirements.
WHO CAN TAKE THE EXAMS?
Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University will accept any candidate who wishes to take any of the Cambridge exams having studied the syllabus. You do not need to be an SBS student. External candidates are welcome to take the exams at our Exams Centre. All examinations are conducted in English.
Design Your Life
Design Thinking Workshop
Intensive workshop, Spring 2020.
Instructor: Aj Jeff Hamilton
Office: Rangsit University, Building 8, Room 706 Office hours by appointment only. Revision: A
This course is an intensive, hands-on, problem-based learning module which will allow students to shape their own directions of inquiry while developing valuable life skills as researchers, designer/developers, and budding entrepreneurs.
The most valuable skill a young person could possess in the twenty-first century is the ability to learn, un-learn, and re-learn a variety of professional skills, cognitive flexibility. Organizations around the globe contend with the dynamics of a constantly changing world that is developing new technologies, products, and services faster than consumers can adapt. This is the pace of innovation and competition today. Whether a student wants to pursue a path of social innovation or a commercial career path they must possess the skills necessary to gather data, synthesize data, and turn this data in viable product or service concepts which are desired by their intended consumers. This begins with developing an empathetic understanding of their consumer/user group.
DESIGN THINKING begins with mixed methodology research, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods will be used to investigate areas of interest selected by the students. Students will move from product category, to users and observational analysis into synthesis, concept generation, and concept testing, finishing with a final presentation (slide show).
This course presents an introductory approach to DESIGN THINKING. Students who complete this course will be able to understand user/consumer groups, synthesize research into creative concepts and test those concepts in the marketplace.
- Engagement, this intensive fast-paced workshop is designed to create an awareness of the twenty-first century professional. Engaged with their consumer groups, colleagues, and society as a whole
- Responsibility, students will work to further understand both accountability and responsibility, how to put what might be emotional impulses aside for the greater good of their particular project.
- Confidence, once students go through the Design Thinking framework they will posses a new knowledge and experience greater confidence, the goal is to learn to embrace “failure” and accept it is a healthy part of the process
- Innovative, Design Thinking is a world recognized innovation framework, this intensive hands-on workshop will walk students through the process in a step-by-step manner
- Reflective, students will work to develop an empathetic level understanding of their users, understand their role as a team-member with their working group and end the workshop with a reflective practice exercise on all that has been practiced and learned
Six ten-hour days make up this intensive hands-on problem based learning module where students will earn three college credits (Rangsit University) and develop as engaged, responsible, innovative, confident, reflective young adults.
Understand and empathize, is phase one where students learn mixed methodology research practices aimed to help them thrive in the competitive landscape.
Define and synthesize, helps students make sense of their research data and for the purpose of turning out meaningful creative concepts which could be products, services, marketing, or even socio-political campaigns.
Ideate and create, will give students professional level experience generating ideas, rating and ranking ideas, and down selecting ideas to meet the needs of their intended users.
Prototype, students will learn how to quickly turn their ideas into simple concept models which can be tested for learning with their users.
Test, a variety of methods for user testing, collecting feedback and refining prototypes into robust marketable solutions. Whether it is a physical or virtual product, a service, a marketing campaign, or a socio- political call to action your Design Thinking goals can be realized in this class.
Numeric Analysis, communication, and information technology skills:
- Email, shared cloud space, file organization
- Basic concepts in quantitative and qualitative data
- Calculations in developing appropriate product size
- Geometric development considering form, light, and shadow
In this introductory PBL module students will participate in classroom lectures, students will make phase by phase working plans, present those plans in class to receive feedback then make necessary changes to their working plans. This class will be a combination of classroom working sessions as well as field research activities. Ajarn Jeff will work and travel with each student on at least one field research activity.
Course Date: 23rd - 28th March 2020
- Students study together as one group. typically teams of 4-6
- Students are divided into two sections: Life Style and Hardware
LIFE STYLE: Relates to technology platforms that are designed to improve the lives of its users, think GRAB, AIR BNB, LINE MAN, FOOD PANDA, etc.. These lifestyle platforms meet previously unmet needs thus enhancing the lives of those who use these services.
PRODUCT FOCUSED: you may have at one point in your life you thought could improve an existing product or wanted some sort of specific product which currently does not exist. Consider the products you use in your everyday life and your hobbies. Is there a product you could make which would improve some aspect of your life as well as other people like yourself? We will craft some sort of prototype for you to test your product idea.
The course is one week and the students will receive credits from Rangsit University.