The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Regents International School Pattaya is the perfect springboard for students keen to book their places at the most prestigious universities around the world. The IB Diploma is a qualification recognised globally by Oxbridge and the Ivy League amongst others, and is both academically stimulating and focused on useful, experience-based learning.
Designed for those in years 12 and 13 of education, the IB Diploma sees students study six subjects from an inspiring range of options, complete a Theory of Knowledge course designed to cultivate critical thinking, and undertake CAS (creativity, action, service) learning. All of this encourages children to become broader, higher-level thinkers; students do not just revise to pass an exam, instead they become skilled and critical thinkers, researchers and reflectors, paving the way to becoming the best versions of themselves they can possibly be.
Students study six subjects, three at standard level (SL) and three at higher level (HL). Standard level courses are intense, rigorous and broad. Higher level courses enable students to explore additional topics in greater depth and over an extended number of hours. In total, students can choose from 31 different subject options.
All students complete an extended essay of 4,000 words and undertake a Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, which cultivates critical thinking
Diploma candidates are required to participate in experienced-based learning called CAS (creativity, action, service)
External assessments include a variety of tasks such as written essays and examinations. Internal assessments, marked by Regents’ own teachers and moderated by the IB, are factored into the students’ final grades.
Benefits to Our Students
It offers both academic breadth and depth. By studying six subjects, our students can keep their university degree course options open, whilst still studying subjects with great rigour
It allows our students to continue to cultivate a sense of social responsibility, an international mindset, a recognition of the importance of taking action to build a better future – all things which we aim to instil in our students from Early Years upwards
It further encourages our students to become independent, higher-level thinkers. Research skills, critical thinking, reflection, time management – these are all important attributes for students undertaking the Diploma’s 4,000 word extended essay and the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course
It is widely recognised by universities around the world, including Oxbridge and Ivy League institutions. With hard work and focus, Regents’ students should anticipate reaching outstanding universities – and they do (visit our University Destinations page).
Sara Morrow, IB Coordinator.
Jonathon Morris, Head of Year 12 and 13.
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