A British-based curriculum in international schools is often designed to provide a rigorous and well-rounded education, with a focus on developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and independent skills. It typically covers a broad range of subjects, including English, mathematics, science, languages, humanities, arts, and physical education.
International schools that offer a British-based curriculum may also offer internationally recognised qualifications, such as the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and A Levels, which are recognised by universities and employers around the world. In this way, the British curriculum in international schools provides students with a globally recognised high-quality education that will help them pursue higher education and career opportunities in a variety of countries all over the world.
Apart from the IGCSE examinations, some international schools also offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme to strengthen their offerings. The IB programme is split into four offerings for students in the age groups specifies – the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ages three to 12, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11 to 16, the Diploma Programme (DP) for ages 16 to 19, and the Careers-Related Programme for ages 16 to 19. Each of these programmes stands on its own merits. Students do not need to complete the PYP and MYP to study for the IB Diploma.
Here is a list of international schools in Thailand that offer the British curriculum. Some of these schools offer the Cambridge and other curricula.
The school offers both the British and Thai curricula for students in nursery to secondary school levels. Students in Years 7,10 and 13 will sit for the Ordinary National Educational Test (ONet) examination which is required in the Thai curriculum. The student will then later have the option to progress in one of the three offered pathways which encompasses Pathway 1 (Thai general track, 2 A level subjects, IELTS), Pathway 2 (Thai science track, 2 A level subjects, IELTS) and Pathway 3 (International track, Global perspective A level).
The school was first established in 2003 in Sukhumvit 31. A second campus was built in 2012 in Sukhumvit 64. The Sukhumvit 31 campus offers preschool and primary school levels whereas the Sukhumvit 64 campus offers preschool to pre-university levels. Students have the opportunity to complete a two-year Junior College programme to prepare them for university. Anglo Singapore International School’s education is based on the British and Singaporean Curriculum with an emphasis on Mandarin. Students sit for the IGCSE and A Level examinations.
The British Curriculum is offered at Bangkok Prep leading to the IGCSE and A Level examinations. Established in 2003, the school accepts students from Early Years to Sixth Form levels. Bangkok Prep’s primary campus is located in Sukhumvit 53 while the secondary campus is located in Sukhumvit 74.
Running for over 60 years, Bangkok Patana School welcomes students from ages 2 to 18, offering them the British curriculum and the IBDP. The school offers an extensive support system for their students in providing extended learning to their students who need assistance after class or school hours, English as an Additional Language (EAL) programmes, counselling and pastoral support for students who need assistance in life skills, social and emotional health and more.
Located at Bangkapi, BCB inspires academic excellence for children aged 2-18 with a British curriculum leading up to the IGCSE and A Level examinations. The school runs in close partnership with Brighton College in England
Established in 1996, British International School Phuket is a co-educational day and boarding school accommodating students ages two to 18 years old. The British Curriculum is offered leading up to the IGCSE examinations. Students can sit for the IB Diploma Programme at pre-university level. Boarding is provided to Year 4 to Year 13 students.
The school was initially established as Windsor International School in 2002. Two years later, it became affiliated with Bromsgrove School UK and is now known as Bromsgrove International School Thailand. Students are taught the British Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE and A Level examinations. Bromsgrove International School Thailand is open to students aged two to 18 years old. Flexi-boarding, weekly boarding and full boarding are offered at the school.
Located in the East of Bangkok, Charter International School offers the British curriculum to their students ages 3 – 18 years. The school offers the IGCSE and A Level examinations. English Language Support (ELS) classes are available to primary and secondary students who require additional assistance in learning English.
GSIS in Sukhumvit, offers the Singapore and British curriculum to their students in nursery through Grade 12. Classes are conducted in three languages – English, Thai and Chinese with emphasis on both academic and personal development.
The British Curriculum and Cambridge International Curriculum are offered at HeadStart International School to students aged two to 18 years old. Established in 2005, the school has more than 800 students. Secondary school students sit for the IGCSE examinations while A Levels and Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) qualifications are offered at pre-university level. Students at HeadStart International School have the opportunity to learn French, Mandarin, Russian and Thai.
HIS welcomes students aged 2 – 18 years providing them with a traditional British education in an international setting. Students sit for the IGCSE and A Level examination The school is located on Ramkhamhaeong Road.
At IPS students from ages 3 to 16 years follow the British curriculum leading up to the IGCSE and A Level examination. In addition to the curriculum offered, the school also offers after school programmes providing students with extra support in their studies and with homework. Some of these classes will run on the weekend, too, for students who want to practice music and dance.
Kajonkiet International School Phuket is a co-educational day school for students aged two to 18 years old. The British Curriculum is offered leading to the IGCSE and A Level examinations. It is compulsory for Thai nationals at the school to study Thai at IGCSE level. The school also has a special educational needs department that offers in-class support and one-on-one sessions.
KCIS adopts the British curriculum offerings for students in Early Years foundation stage leading up to IGCSE, A Levels in preparation for entry into universities. The school is situated in Ratchada-Rama in Bangkok providing easy access to the financial district and the city centre.
Lanna International School offers the British Curriculum from Early Years up to pre-university level. Students in secondary school sit for the IGCSE examinations and have the opportunity to move on to A Levels at pre-university level. In addition, the school offers preparation for the SATs and IELTS. The school also integrates personal, social and health education (PSHE) throughout the curriculum via workshops and assemblies for a more enriched learning experience.
Established in 1997, Modern International School offers the British curriculum to its students. The school accepts students for entry into levels from Nursery to Year 13. Students at Modern International School sit for the IGCSE and A Level examinations. The school also provides English language support if needed.
Students in Norwich International School are taught the British Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE and A Level examinations. In addition to the wide array of ECAs offered by the school, additional programmes such as EAL, ELS and Special Education Needs (SEN) are also available
Established in 1971, RBIS International School offers students from Early Years to Year 13 the British curriculum leading up to the IGCSE and A Level examination. The curriculum is enhanced and modified to conform with the local requirements and needs of their international students.
Regent International School Pattaya offers their students the Cambridge curriculum leading up to IGCSE for students in Years 1 to 4 and the IBDP for students in Year 5. The school also offers an array of extra co-curricular activities to ensure that their students have a balanced school life.
Located on the outskirts of Pattaya, Rugby School Thailand is situated on an 80-acre campus and offers the British Curriculum. The school also provides boarding facilities for students, mirroring boarding schools in the United Kingdom. The school also offers IGCSE and A Levels. Rugby School Thailand also provides a high-quality Design Technology (DT) that gives students opportunities to widen their creativity and innovation skills using their knowledge with materials, machinery, techniques and processes. The campus includes a lake for boating and a golf course in addition to a 10,000 square metre sports hall.
SISB is the first Singapore International School in Northern Thailand, offering the renowned Singapore education curriculum in Chiangmai. Located in the city centre, the school delivers a custom-built Nursery and Kindergarten curriculum that is child-centred and that blends the best of the Singapore and UK curricula in English, Chinese and Thai languages.
SAISB welcomes students from ages 2 to 18 years old offering the British curriculum and the IBDP. Alongside the main curriculum, the school also offers the BTEC curriculum to their students in Years 7 to 13 to help them develop career-based competencies in what they learn in the classroom by incorporating real-life scenarios.
St. Stephen’s International School is known for being the first boarding school in Thailand. The school is open to students from Nursery to Year 11. Students follow a British-based curriculum incorporated with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) leading up to the IGCSE examinations. Full boarding as well as day boarding are offered to students.
Shrewsbury International School Bangkok is open to students aged three to 11 years old. Students enrolled in this school follow the British Curriculum. The school’s campus is strategically located in the heart of Bangkok and features a brand new, age-specific learning environment with the latest technologies and learning resources designed specifically for primary school children. Some of the school’s facilities include a sports hall and running track, an auditorium, a 25 metres long swimming pool, a sports field and a few playgrounds.
Located at the heart of Bangkok, RC International School welcomes students ages 18 months to 13 years old. Students in Years 2 to 6 will take the National Curriculum Tests (NC Tests) and the International Student’s Assessment (ISA) in Years 4 to 6. These external assessments help ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the students.
Established in 1985, TSIS follows the British national curriculum from Early Tears Foundation Stage through Key Stage 3. Students will then be prepared for the IGCSE and A Level examinations. The school has two campuses located in Wongwianyai district and Samrong Nua.
Traill International School provides a British curriculum for students ages 2 to 18 years. Students sit for the IGCSE and A Level examinations in Years 11 and 13. Every year secondary students will have the opportunity to attend a residential trip that allows them to apply what they have learned in class on real world scenarios and to grow other soft skills.
Wellington College International School is located in Bangkok and offers the British Curriculum from Pre-nursery through Year 11 leading up to the IGCSE examination. Extracurricular activities at the school include robotics, music, pottery, swimming, tennis and golf, as well as the Unico Grande Gold Course.