Key Stages 3: Years 7-9 | Ages 11-14

Secondary School

Shaping Futures: The Vital Role of Secondary School in a Child’s Journey

Secondary school years shape students’ academic knowledge, cognitive abilities, interpersonal skills and ethical principles. During these transformative years, students require a nurturing and stimulating environment that allows them space to grow as individuals.

Welcome to RBIS Secondary School, where education is not just about what’s taught in books but about who our students become.

RBIS’s Key Strengths are smaller class sizes, quality of teachers, and broader scope. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment that goes beyond academics. We understand that the ages of 11-14 mark a pivotal time when young children begin to shape their character and values to become individuals. Secondary school is about character development, particularly the development of the ability to think critically and to form meaningful social relationships with oneself and others. These can influence who they become - a successful person with a positive outlook, a must-have trait for a happy person.

Our commitment extends beyond textbooks and tests. We're dedicated to creating a nurturing and stimulating environment that encourages personal growth and empowers our students to become well-rounded individuals. Our school isn't just about learning; it's about cultivating qualities that will serve our students well beyond their academic years. Whether it's through our dedicated faculty, vibrant extracurricular activities, or our supportive community, every aspect of RBIS is designed to inspire and shape character. We embrace this crucial phase of their lives, guiding them through experiences that build resilience, integrity, and compassion through our broad and balanced curriculum.

Building Blocks of Key Stage 3 Subjects

Key Stage 3 education covers a wide range of subjects to provide students with a broad
foundation. These subjects include:

English: This subject covers language skills, literature, reading comprehension, writing, and communication.

Computer Science: This will equip the students to be digital literate.

Mathematics: Mathematics education at this stage involves building foundational skills in areas like algebra, geometry, statistics, and arithmetic.

Science: Science education usually includes biology, chemistry, and physics, introducing fundamental concepts and scientific methods.

History: Students learn about significant historical events, periods, and individuals, fostering an understanding of the past.

Geography: Geography covers topics like physical landscapes, environmental issues, human geography, and global systems.

Thai Language and Culture: There are two groups of students for Thai Language lessons, one for Thai native students and the other one for international students to meet the levels of suitability

Modern Foreign Languages: Mandarin Chinese is taught in the timetable and assessed using the HSK examination. Students can also choose to learn a foreign language such as French, German, Spanish, or others. This can be arranged as requested.

Art and Design: Students explore various artistic techniques, styles, and mediums to foster creativity and expression.

Music: Music education includes elements like theory, performance, composition, and appreciation of different genres.

Physical Education (PE): This subject focuses on physical fitness, sports, and health-related activities.

Key Stage 3 education aims to provide a well-rounded foundation across various disciplines, enabling students to develop skills, knowledge, and interests that will support their future academic and personal growth.

The student also enjoys educational field and residential trips locally and abroad to enrich their learning experience.

Our collaboration with organisations such as Round Square and FOBSIA provides more opportunities for enrichment for students. There are academic competitions, music, and sports events.

We also provide opportunities for our advanced students with academic challenges platforms such as international competitions. We annually participate in the prestigious UKMT, United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, and Olympiad.

Extra Curricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities are also referred to as ECA. This is part of the school's whole curriculum, where students are educated as whole people. We require students to participate in at least one activity after school.

Extracurricular Activities offer a platform for students to explore and discover interests beyond the academic curriculum. These activities provide a safe space for experimentation, where students can try new things with the pressure of the assessment. Whether it is through sports, arts, music, or clubs, students have the opportunity to uncover hidden talents and passions. As they engage in these activities, they develop skills and hobbies that might stay with them for life. These pursuits enrich their school experience and contribute to their personal growth, confidence, and self-discovery.

We organize many events and opportunities for students to showcase their talents and learning skills, such as talent Shows, Performing Arts Day, and Sports competitions between Houses or with other schools.

Here are some extracurricular activities and programmes that we provide. Our programme is updated every term when we send the booklet to parents.

Sports Programmes: Swimming Club, Athletics Club, Football Club, Yoga, Ballet and Dance.
Arts and Crafts: Painting and Drawing Club, Photography or Graphic Design Club
Music and Performing Arts: Musical instruments, e.g. piano, guitar, singing, drama and debate club.
Science and Technology Clubs: Robotics, Coding and Environmental Science clubs encourage problem-solving skills and a love for STEM fields.

Language and Culture Clubs
Community Service and Volunteering: Activities like community clean–ups, cooking for the community, organising fundraising events, and participating in helping underprivileged schools or communities.

Chess and Strategy Games

Entrepreneurship and Business Club: Financial playgroup learning about stock market challenges and more. These activities help build a range of skills that will be valuable throughout their lives.

Our Teaching Staff

What makes the school different is the quality of teachers. To us, we believe that.

We are not “ JUST TEACHERS”. We are the managers of the world’s greatest resource, CHILDREN.

All of our teachers are highly qualified and have experience working in the UK and international schools around the world. We have a rigorous recruitment process for teachers. Teachers are not only selected based on their educational degree but also their genuine passion for education. Our teachers are committed to improving the world, starting with children. The school philosophy centred around the children's importance, underlining what we do. Our nurturing approach to students is embedded in how we create our school community and ensure that the students are well looked after and encouraged to grow their confidence in academic and social life.

Our teachers are regularly updating their professional knowledge and teaching skills through many training courses. Learning is for life, and teachers must keep themselves updated with modern teaching methodologies and practices.

Teaching students at this age range requires exceptional understanding from teachers as they are moving from primary school to secondary school and going through significant changes in their academic demands and physical and emotional changes. Teachers also become their mentors, providing guidance, and together, we build a school that is a safe haven for them free from bullying and discrimination. We teach students to respect each other and help each other to create a positive friendship.

Our teachers work as a team, and to maximise the benefit of the small classroom size, we know each student as an individual in our school, and we always make sure that each year, the students have a smooth transition and also a track of the record is used to ensure that the school will excel to the maximum potential. This is a remarkable thing about our schools that our parents highly praise. Pastoral care is a priority for our teachers and class teachers. The well- being of the child matters, and our teachers know that without good well-being, the child can not thrive.

Meet some of our teachers

As teachers and educators, we aim to stretch the students, and by continuing to raise the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, we continue to raise the level of their academic achievement and a more profound level of learning experience. Ken Robinson, one of the world's leading educators of the 21st stated, “Great teachers have high expectations for their students, and it’s hard to overestimate the effect that can have on achievement.’

How we teach our students

Perhaps it is the most critical factor we must consider at the school to see if the school is good or not and how the students are taught.

As a school, we like to imagine that our students will leave us for the real world with the belief that they have the power to make positive, impactful changes for people and the world. This can only be realized from how we teach our students.

At RBIS, the students are taught in a stimulating learning environment. Incorporating advanced technology in the classroom, our school transforms traditional into a dynamic, interactive experience. Digital and multimedia resources are used for different learning styles. Interactive software and educational applications are also being used.

IDeep learning is what we aim for. Deep learning and critical thinking are fostered by various teaching methods that engage students actively in their learning process. When the students truly understand the subject and draw connections within and across the contexts, the knowledge becomes valuable for their lives and others. It promotes academic achievement and prepares students for success in the modern world. Students will be involved in project-based learning, where they experience hands-on, real-world projects that require them to develop thought processes, problem-solving skills, collaboration, and creativity.

We also encourage our students to ask questions through the Inquiry-Based Learning method by presenting open-ended questions or problems that prompt students to investigate, analyze, and find solutions. This method stimulates critical thinking and allows students to take ownership of their learning process.

Our School Support Programmes

We provide English Language Support programmes for students who need to improve their English level. With a strong team of specialist teachers and a strong learning environment, we find that most of our students benefit from our English Additional Language support programmes and English Language Centre programmes, where individual lessons can be planned to meet their unique needs.

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We are dedicated to providing every child with an inclusive and supportive learning environment. We understand and embrace the unique abilities and challenges of students with special needs, and our commitment to their success is unwavering. Our Special Need Support programmes are designed to cater to the diverse needs of each student. Please click here