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The HHIS Secondary Phase provides an enthusiastic and energetic environment for all our individual learners to achieve their very best. Students are fully guided by highly qualified and experienced UK teachers and receive regular feedback on their progress. This is through a combination of practical work, presentations, class work, home learning, practice tests and projects.

Key Stage 3 integrates elements of both Primary and Secondary for our students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Academic subjects begin to evolve into the “separate subject model” of high school, where each subject becomes its own discipline taught by a specialist teacher. However, subjects do not become completely separated in this key stage. Rather, the students’ learning centres around themes that tie subjects together and inspire our learners to draw their own meaning from the experiences they enjoy.

We understand that our learners will develop and begin to change during Key Stage 3 and throughout the Secondary School. Some of these changes may seem unrelated to their education, but our teachers know how to respond and are skilled in providing individual support. This ensures our students enjoy and achieve in their learning and have the tools to flourish in an academically rigorous curriculum.

Key Stage 4 and IGCSE studies, continue to offer students the chance to enjoy a broad curriculum with a wide range of IGCSE subject choices available. We talk to every individual student and their families, so we can fully understand their interests and future aspirations. By offering the subjects that students want to study, they will continue to enjoy and achieve in their learning. Students embark on their IGCSE journey at the start of year 10. All subjects studied during Year 10 and 11 are Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. Cambridge IGCSEs are recognised by universities and employers around the world. Please see the 2020 IGCSE booklet by clicking here. Every year the range of subjects is further updated.

When studying IGCSEs, there is a prescribed syllabus that students follow. This leads towards assessments which include both examinations and coursework. Students are fully supported with all of their work and given guidance so they can achieve their potential and best successes.

We retain a thematic approach to learning throughout the IGCSE studies. Our students enjoy real life learning which provides a positive contribution to support others and the future. With this in mind, our different IGCSE subjects create links to the UN Global Goals which provides a very engaging theme and acts as a vehicle to tie all subject content together. The 17 SDG’s provide context for the learning and allow our I Values to be applied.

  • Inquisitive to analyse both local and global problems 
  • Individual to reflect upon evidence and to present their own ideas
  • Innovative to refine solutions for the goals
  • Intrepid in tackling challenges
  • Inspired to think big and to think global goals
  • International thinking to see how different countries can share ideas and learn from each other
  • Imaginative to think beyond tomorrow and into the future
  • Inclusive in supporting each other to create positive change for the school and wider communities

Our students therefore develop key skills to support academic success with their IGCSE studies and also enhance their skills to support personal growth beyond the classroom.

The IB Diploma Programme – our school continues to grow and we are very excited about the next big step in our development. In August 2020, our first students will begin the IB Diploma in Year 12 and 13. Students will be able to individually design their studies from a wide range of subjects. Year 12 and 13 will continue to offer an exciting, holistic and inclusive education, providing our students with the perfection preparation for university, employment and life.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is an advanced 2-year course of study. Studying the IBDP at Hua Hin International School is much more than just a curriculum, it truly is an educational experience which supports immediate successes and prepares students for their next steps at university and in working life. Central to enjoying this holistic experience and achieving success in the DP, students will need to consistently apply, reflect upon and further develop their use of the ‘I’ values – these support and promote the IB Learner Profile and provide a platform for approaching learning in all their classes.

The spectrum of IB classes and opportunities are designed to teach and support students to think critically and to appreciate the importance of seeing events and knowledge claims from different perspectives. Students are encouraged to understand strengths and weaknesses of what others claim to “know,” to understand and explore ethical controversies inherently relevant to what they learn, and to be able to apply what they learn in meaningful ways to the “real world”.

Central to Year 12 and 13 study  is Creativity, Activity, Service, studies in the Theory of Knowledge and the completion of the Extended Essay. Students also engage in a variety of experiences in Approaches to Learning, where they will further develop an appreciation of international-mindedness, understand their community responsibilities and further enhance their learning skills so they can become creative, independent analytical thinkers who know how to work successfully in a team.

Using all the skills and experiences gained, our students will be able to successfully:

  • Design and develop their own ideas and projects for the three Core Components
  • Study six subjects at a variety of levels within the different curriculum subject groups
  • Have the opportunity to achieve the award of a Bilingual Diploma.

Please click here for more information: https://sites.google.com/huahinschool.com/ibdiploma/home


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