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The three year groups in the Junior School are Years 3, 4 and 5.
Pupils in this phase of the school are aged between 7 and 10 years.
We aim to provide an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum which
builds on, and develops, skills introduced to them during their time in
the Infant School.
The pupils are taught using the National Curriculum of England and
Wales as a foundation. The teaching focuses on the knowledge, attitudes,
skills and concepts relevant to each subject. Teachers use this
curriculum to teach a range of subjects: Literacy, Mathematics, Science,
History, Geography, Art, DT and PHSE. The Junior School class teachers
teach these subjects. However, as a means of developing a pupil’s
educational experience, specialist teachers teach some subjects.
Subjects taught by specialist teachers include ICT, Music, PE,
MFL,Libraly Thai language Thai Studies.
Here in Bangkok, we are lucky to have a wide range of external
resources on our doorstep. Teachers make use of this ‘outside classroom’
in their planning and pupils go on several educational day trips
throughout the school year. A highlight of the year is Expedition
Week. During this week, pupils spend at least two nights away from home
in a variety of locations around Thailand.
Our curriculum is delivered in a variety of different ways. We
recognise the importance of a range of learning styles when delivering
the curriculum and teaching is adapted accordingly. Pupils enjoy a range
of practical activities in many subjects and have opportunities to work
individually or as groups.
Individual teachers provide a safe and secure learning environment
for the pupils, where strengths and successes are celebrated and their
personal needs are recognised. Pupils are encouraged to develop their
independence throughout their time in the Junior School and teachers
ensure that the learning experience is fun.
The Preparatory School
In the United Kingdom a preparatory school or, Prep School, is
generally an independent school designed to prepare a student for a
senior independent school. In Harrow Bangkok we attempt to equip our
Prep pupils with the skills and knowledge to better prepare them for our
Each week we meet to celebrate the achievement of our Prep school
students and to prepare for the next week. There is a big input from
pupils, especially the House Captains who organise and run the
assemblies. We also hand out awards and listen to musical items from
our talented pupils. We often have a speaker guest each week who
presents an item of interest to the students. A key theme of all
assemblies are our pupils speaking or performing with confidence to an
Pupil leadership and responsibility play a big role in the Prep
School. We have House Captains in Year 7 and Deputy House Captains in
Year 6. These pupils have a range of responsibilities that include
organizing and leading the prep assemblies and their Houses through-out
the year. A key theme of all assemblies and prep events are our pupils’
speaking or performing with confidence to an audience.
Students enter the Sixth Form at Harrow International School, as a
member of the Sixth Form and as part of Harrow International School. We
seek to treat you as students with a distinct shift in emphasis away
from the expectations placed upon you in Year 11 as students.
workload is demanding and requires both commitment and motivation. If
you are not able to demonstrate these qualities we may recommend that
you seek alternative courses, possibly at another institution. Students
joining Harrow International School Sixth Form are expected to accept
To this end, we set a minimum entrance requirement of five IGCSE
passes at grade ‘C’ or above to undertake Sixth Form courses. Some
subjects (notably Mathematics) may set higher requirements.
This requirement is based on our experiences of the level of academic
ability required of students to succeed at A-level. It is not in your
best interests for us to accept you onto courses for which you may not
have the ability to cope – if you do not have five IGCSE passes (or
equivalent) then it is likely that Sixth Form study is not for you.
During Term One we will keep a close track of your progress and offer
as much support as possible. Many students find the transition between
IGCSE and A-level challenging (again reinforcing the need for you to
have the ability to cope with A-levels). Teachers are well experienced
in guiding students through these difficulties and you should see any
problems you have as part of the learning experience.
Expectations in The Sixth Form
As a member of the
school community you are expected to follow the school’s code of
conduct, conforming to the ethos of the school, showing respect and
consideration towards members of staff, peers and Students within the
Around the school we expect you to set a high standard of behaviour.
As senior students in the school younger students will look up to you.
The way you conduct yourself has considerable effect on the ethos of the
whole School. Sixth Formers are expected to set an example to the other
students and to abide by the regulations on behaviour and dress.
We expect full attendance at all lessons and extra-curricular
commitments. Full support for clubs, societies and House events will
help the School and also benefit you – your attendance at all such
events is required. If you are absent without permission or without an
adequate reason on too many occasions you may be asked to leave the
Sixth Formers have ownership of the Sixth Form Common Room. However,
this also comes with the responsibility for the running and care of the
Common Room. It is the responsibility of each member of the Sixth Form
to ensure the facilities are treated with the respect they deserve. The
Sixth Form Common Room Committee will play a key role in looking after
the Common Room and enacting desired changes where possible.
You will be aware that you receive a number of private study periods.
The purpose of these periods is to give you time in school to study,
make use of the schools resources and help you cope with the demands of
post-16 courses more effectively. As students we expect that you will
seek to make effective use of these study periods, support is available
for those who struggle with aspects of time management.