Many of our Diploma students are boarders here in Thailand. We spoke to one long-standing Regents’ boarder, Gor, to find out how he feels his exam preparations are benefitting from boarding school life. Here’s what he had to say:
- All students in Years 12 and 13 have single study bedrooms, which means everyone on the IB Diploma course has a personal area without distractions, like noise. It really allows you to focus.
- Many trips are available to the boarders at the weekends. However the boarding school staff are very understanding and allow IB Diploma students to remain on campus and study.
- Boarding school life helps you to be disciplined and well-organized. Most activities have exact time frames, so too do the study sessions, which allows you to manage your time and plan ahead.
- There are very few chores around the boarding house (e.g. you don't have to iron or wash your own clothes, go to buy things from a shop for the household, etc.). Everything you need is close at hand, so you can dedicate much more time to study
- Quite a few teachers are available on different days of the week during homework time in the evenings, ready to help out if needed. You don’t get that if you’re a day student.