Frank Smith, internationally recognized psycholinguist, once said:
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
At SBS Chiang Mai, 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 program for the years P6, M1, and M2. This foundation prepares them to confidently enter M3, where they undertake the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations. They complete this two-year course of study in M4, sitting their IGCSE examinations at the end of this second year. AS/A Level qualification courses in M5 and M6 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 Chiang Mai we are anticipating the expansion of our current IGCSE offerings of English First Language, English Second language, Mathematics, Coordinated Science, Global Perspectives, Chinese, Mandarin as a Second language and Thai. Additional subjects currently under consideration are:
Drama, English Literature, Environmental Management, Geography, History, Physics, and Travel and Tourism. 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