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Varee Chiangmai International School - Secondary

Secondary

Class Size
25
Age Range
11 to 13 years old
Teachers
1 homeroom teacher per year and subject specialists for each subject
Assessment
Cambridge exams in English, Maths and Science
  • Key Stage 3

    During these years, the focus is on encouraging tolerance, building social skills and providing opportunities to both support each other and excel in their school work. Students study English language as well as literature, Mathematics and Science based on the UK Curriculum. Research skills and inquiry learning are developed through Humanities. All students take Computer Science and Digital Literacy, Physical Education, Art, a second language and PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education). Non-Thai students must study Thai as a foreign language.

    At the end of Year 9, students write the Cambridge Checkpoint exam for Key Stage 3 in Mathematics and Science, and English for First Language English speakers. Second Language English speakers write the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate in English.

    The other subjects are assessed internally using level descriptors similar to the UK system. Students progress through 8 levels over the three years and are assessed according to these specific levels. Specific targets are set for students by their subject teachers and all students are encouraged to aim for progression through levels, in order to work to the best of their ability.

Class Size
25
Age Range
14 to 15 years old
Teachers
1 Homeroom teacher per class and subject specialist teachers
Assessment
Cambridge International General Certificate of Education
  • Key Stage 4

    Teenagers in this age group learn more independence and are able to reason at a higher level of thinking. Critical to their development is continual social development and self-expression through art, drama, music or sports. All students study English (first or second language), Mathematics (Core or extended), Co-ordinated Science, Geography or Environmental Management, another language (First Language Thai, First Language German or Mandarin as a Foreign Language), and a subject choice is made between Business Studies, Travel and Tourism or Art and Design, and between Enterprise, Physical Education or Computer Science. Download our IGCSE@Varee booklet here for more information on each subject.

    Students study over two years, in order to take their IGCSE exams at the end of Year 11. These exams are set, assessed and certified by Cambridge International Examinations and provide students with an international qualification that is recognised around the world. During the two years, internal assessment is done by qualified teachers, working closely with students to help them improve through the performance levels and set targets for achievement.