Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University, Chiang Mai Campus (EN)
225/900 Moo 11, Tambol Banwaen
Amphur Hangdong, Chiangmai 50230
Satit International Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiangmai provides bilingual education programmes which meet local and international education standards enabling students to fulfil their academic potential and develop essential life skills to become caring, honest and considerate global citizens.
Teaching and Learning: SBS follows a model of student-centred process-based teaching. Teachers understand that their role is as a facilitator of learning.
Academic Quality / Rigour: SBS offers academically challenging programmes that are balanced and meet both the standards of the Thai Ministry of Education and the expectations of challenging programmes of international education. Assessment of student performance will be authentic and rigorous.
Learner Development: SBS Students are encouraged to ask questions. The school develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring individuals who are confident, responsible, reflective and engaged. Students are expected to be confident in the use of two or more languages.
Diversity and Personal Responsibility: At SBS, local (Thai) and global perspectives are included throughout the curriculum and other school activities in order to “encourage students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people with their differences, can also be right” and that everyone shares the responsibility for our planet.
World-Class Bilingual School “BUILDING LEADERS for TOMORROW”
School Uniqueness We are a world-class bilingual school that is building leaders for tomorrow.
School Identity Internationalisation through Bilingual Communication
A Truly Bilingual Education SBS aims to provide a solid bilingual educational foundation integrating Thailand’s educational curriculum with international curricula. Teachers at both kindergarten and grade levels represent a balanced ratio of Thai and native English speaking teachers. The classrooms use state of the art multimedia and employ theories of language acquisition and process-based learning.
Hands-On Learning SBS focuses on activity-based learning. Students are treated individually so that they can learn at their own pace. The school aims to provide hands-on opportunities where students can develop skills through practical investigation and research and having acquired these skills can help to guide their own future learning.
Technology as a Tool At SBS Information and Communication Technology is used as a tool applied throughout the fields of teaching, learning, communication and administering of the school. The students use technology as an integrated tool throughout the curriculum to enrich and support their learning and staff use appropriate technology as a resource for effective management of their work in support of the students’ education. The school provides timely and appropriate information via its website.
The Whole Student At SBS students are holistically educated in all aspects of academic, social, emotional, cultural and moral values. The school aims to develop students self-discipline and self-reliance and an understanding of themselves in the world around them, including a strong awareness and appreciation of Thai culture by honouring and respecting family values and traditions.
Class Size Classes do not exceed 30 students per class to ensure effective individual student supervision.
Providing the best ambience and facilities
We place a high emphasis on creating an engaging learning environment. We believe that providing the best ambience and facilities will create an environment conducive to learning.
As a centre of learning, the school’s modern architectural design is a perfect blend of nature and human creativity, Allowing students to explore their full potential. Every classroom is fitted with air-conditioning and the teaching equipment necessary to allow teaching activities to take place in the classroom. All classrooms have access to LCD projectors and the internet, via high-speed LAN and wireless LAN systems.
In order to enhance children’s creativity and love of learning, our school facilities include open learning spaces, learning nature garden, science laboratories, an ICT laboratory, art room, purpose-built gymnasium, football field, children’s playgrounds and a spacious open-air canteen.
SBS Chiangmai is a registered Cambridge International School. There are more than 10,000 Cambridge schools in over 160 countries worldwide. The SBS Chiangmai Curriculum Pathway follows the programme of study of Cambridge lower secondary, IGCSE and A/AS-Level studies.
Secondary School Program
At Satit International Bilingual School of Rangsit University Chiangmai, we offer you a corridor to higher education with the valuable key of bilingualism, unlocking doors to opportunities worldwide. Underpinning our dual-language pathway, Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) offers a culturally sensitive international curriculum to ensure your child the best in academic learning and holistic development.
Our SBS international students join counterparts in more than 10,000 schools in over 160 countries to undertake their studies in the Cambridge lower secondary programme for the Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9. This foundation prepares them to confidently enter Year 10, where they undertake the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations. They complete this two-year course of study in Year 11, sitting their IGCSE examinations at the end of this second year. AS/A Level qualification courses in Year 12 and Year 13 further prepare students for the rigorous academic demands of tertiary education with the secure knowledge that both the Cambridge IGCSE and AS/A Levels are accepted by leading universities worldwide as equivalent to UK GCSE and AS/A Levels.
Thai national students interested in pursuing further studies at premier Thai universities have the advantage of experiencing Cambridge excellence while adhering to guidelines required by the Thailand Ministry of Education (MOE). All subject courses not specific to the Thai MOE requirements are taught in English under the same Cambridge curricular umbrella. Students pursuing the Thai
university pathway are not required to take IGCSE examinations, but are strongly encouraged and supported to sit a minimum of five IGCSE examinations in order to receive these lifelong international qualifications. Combining the demands of Thai education with the Cambridge Assessment International Education certification creates a unique blended pathway, enhancing Thai students access to international universities overseas for their future academic undergraduate or post-graduate studies. Some of the most popular destinations countries for Cambridge students include: Australia; Canada; India: Indonesia; Malaysia; New Zealand; Singapore; South Africa; Thailand; UK; and the USA.
For the 2019/2020 academic session, at SBS Chiangmai we are anticipating the expansion of our current IGCSE offerings of English First Language, English Second language, Mathematics, Coordinated Science, Global Perspectives, Chinese, and Thai. Additional subjects currently are under consideration. Further information will be forthcoming.
Every door is an exit, and an entrance to somewhere else.
Open the doors to your child’s future at SBS, the best in bilingual education!
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.
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
Either way, your child is prepared for a bright future in a changing world. READY FOR CHANGE
SBS is a strong preparatory school for not only university but also, more importantly, for life
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 and A/AS Levels in year 12.
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
- IGCSE Year 10 – Year 11
- English First Language
- English as a Second Language Mathematics
- Coordinated Science Biology
- Global Perspectives Thai First Language Chinese
- Business Studies
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 Year 12 – Year 13
INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION – ADVANCED LEVEL (IGCE-A/AS LEVELS)
CAMBRIDGE A LEVELS
The A Level (Advanced Level) (Year 12) 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) 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.
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.
SBS International Bilingual Programme – School Fee AY 2019-2020