Secondary guide line - RBIS
 
 

Key Stage 3 can be with detail on subjects and activities that we provide. Residential trip and other things that they learn. Year 9 in particular, on how we help to advise on subjects that they will choose for IGCSEs.

Key Stage 4 that we already have some information, I think we can add on how we provide for career guidance as they are moving on.- Ibi sent that.

Assessment is another topic that we can explain. - Assessment Coordinator can add this.

Key Stage 3

Timetables:

Throughout Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form we work on a two week timetable, week A and week B. This allows for a broader and more enriching curriculum for our students; we have introduced drama, extra swimming lessons, a careers lesson for Key Stages 4 and 5, and we launched design and technology last year. We aim to provide an education for our students that helps them to develop not only academically, but also socially and as part of a community. We help to prepare our students for success after school.

 In Key Stage 3, students studying the following subjects:

  • English (literature and language)
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art and design
  • Design and technology
  • Thai first and second language
  • French (for second language Thai students)
  • Chinese
  • Physical education
  • Swimming
  • PSHE/ Tutor time

 In the majority of these subjects, we follow the British National Curriculum, which prepares our students for Key Stage 4, when they take their IGCSE examinations in the core subjects and their optional subjects. We provide our students with the essential skills for each subject area, and we can support and challenge all students to allow them to reach their potential.

Students experience enjoyable, challenging and unique lessons, where our teachers offer practical and theoretical lessons to allow our students to make progress. Our science labs are often engaged in fascinating experiments, where our students are regularly applying their scientific investigative skills. This is because we value the importance of learning in all environments and providing our students with the opportunity to learn in different ways, which our students love.

 

Uniform in Key Stage 3 and 4:

In Years 7-11, our students wear our RBIS uniform which is available from our school shop. If you contact our Admissions Team, they will be able to support you in the purchase of our school uniform, PE kit, swimming attire and House shirts.

Uniform in Key Stage 5:

As our students are preparing for life after Sixth Form, we allow our students to dress in business attire, and we recognise their maturity by providing our Sixth Formers with the responsibility to dress appropriately. They act as role models to our younger students and display a professional level of presentation.

Secondary Leadership and Community Opportunities

All of our Secondary year groups are paired with a Primary year group, and on a regular basis, our Secondary students arrange fun and exciting activities to run with their Primary class. We introduced this scheme this year as an opportunity for our Secondary students to continue to develop their leadership skills. They have all risen to the challenging of planning and leading appropriate activities, and they have demonstrated their kindness and school spirit during these activities. 

Our RBIS students often work within the community, which is one of our students’ greatest attributes and it is an essential part of our students' learning. Our students show kindness, generosity and empathy, and they often participate in charity events to raise money for important worldwide issues. Over the years we have raised money for: the victims of the Nepal earthquakes; the Anti-Bullying Alliance during Anti-Bullying Week; young, disadvantaged people around Thailand at Christmas time; annual community projects for disadvantaged schools around Thailand, and finally going to the schools to implement important changes and improvements in the school. If you look at our blogs, you can see a daily account of 2017’s community project residential, where our Year 11 and 12 students and Mr Reed worked hard to support Baan Hnong Kradaad School. These are only some of the examples of the community work and charity work our students participate in.

 

Learning Without Walls:

At RBIS, we believe that it is essential to provide our students with the opportunity to learn in different environments and to learn different skills. We challenge and support our students academically in the classrooms, but we also present them the with the opportunity to build vital personal skills such as determination, grit and perseverance, as these are essential skills for life in the classroom and life after education.

We have annual residential trips to different locations in Thailand, where our students learn practical skills, experience different challenges and leave their comfort zones. For example we had a cultural trip to Sukhothai, where our students have experienced Thai dessert making, they learnt about rice farming, they visited historical parks and many other fun activities.

Our last residential adventure trip was to Khao Yai, where our students learnt how to rock climb, how to belay for a climber and how to Kayak in a 2 person kayak. They hiked through the beautiful national park, learnt about stalagmites and stalactites when they went caving, and learned to push past their fears when zip lining over the river. This trip was a fantastic opportunity for our students to challenge their fears and take on new and exciting trials. It gave our students the chance to work together as a team and to build new friendships.

This is a core feature of our curriculum at RBIS, and we aim to explore different aspects of education, such as leadership, conservational work, adventure, team building and community. This year, our Secondary students will be going to Rayong, where the programme is designed to introduce them to the ocean and outdoor activities to challenge them by placing them in unfamiliar environments. The main activity of this residential is the reef study day and giving them a good understanding of how to protect our planet and its inhabitants.

 Year 9:

In Term 2 of Year 9, we prepare our students for choosing their IGCSE option subjects, which they will study in Years 10 and 11. Students take a selection of core subjects and between one to three optional subjects. The Year 9 Tutor, Head of Secondary and all subject teachers provide guidance and support during this process, allowing students to make choices based on their strengths, their passions and potentially their future career paths if they know them.

 Core subjects:

  • English first and second language
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • ICT
  • Thai first language/ French

Optional subjects:

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Art

Geography

Physics

World literature

Business studies

Chemistry

History

Extra English

Extra English

Extra English

Mandarin

 

 

 

Extra English

 

Each student has their own unique pathway in Key Stage 4 and we, therefore, create a range of option groups that support each students’ needs. The option groups change depending on student choices, therefore if for example there is a high demand for both art and business, the option groups would change.

Year 9 students are offered taster lessons for business studies to allow students to explore what this subject entails and to help students decide whether that is a subject they wish to pursue. The Year 9 Tutor also focuses on future aspirations with our students, providing them with the chance to explore a range of potential career paths, universities and other exciting opportunities. 

It can be a daunting task for students to choose specialist subjects in Year 9, and we aim to offer effective support to help them make the best decisions. Where possible, this includes inviting in a range of our experienced parents to speak to students about different fields of expertise and other external professionals.

 

 

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Mr Sam Brougham

Mathematics, Science and Physics

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About me

I graduated from Keele University, UK, with a degree in Biology and Mathematics and then continued on to study towards my PGCE. After graduating I worked at a school in the UK teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This gave me an opportunity to teach a wide range of scientific topics at different levels.

Why you I like to work at RBIS 

Since working at RBIS, I have had the opportunity to develop my Physics and Mathematics teaching to students at iGCSE and A-Level. Students at RBIS are so polite and hardworking and they are a pleasure to teach.

 

More about Mr Brougham

" As some of you may know, I am a keen sportsman. As a student at school and university I competed for many teams in Fencing, Badminton, Atheltics and Squash. Fencing however, is my primary sport. I have been fortunate enough to compete for the Great Britain U17, U20, Student and Senior teams at international tournaments around the world. Fencing taught me a lot growing up, it taught me how to win graciously, lose with dignity and most of all, how to work hard towards a goal. Whilst at RBIS, I am excited to be able to help students achieve their goals both inside and outside of school."