The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is the academic backbone of the Senior Studies Programme at Bangkok Patana School. This course of study offers students the opportunity to study externally-accredited examination courses that are accepted widely throughout the world as an entrance qualification for universities and colleges of higher education.
Building on the firm educational foundations established in the earlier Key Stages at the school, the curriculum in Years 12 and 13 provides our Senior students with a challenging, relevant and varied course of study which recognises the demands that they will face in the 21st century. All Senior Studies students have to work hard to meet the rigours of this challenging programme. They must demonstrate tolerance, cooperation and determination to achieve to their own full potential as independent learners, qualities that are integral to the mission of the school.
Students who elect, or are advised, not to take the full IB Diploma Programme, may instead opt for our Patana Certificate Plus Programme. Students choose to study at least four individual IB courses either at Standard or Higher Level, which focus on their specific strengths and may gain them entrance either directly to a degree course or to a Foundation course at university. We offer extra support in terms of teacher guidance, and, for example, more workshop or studio time where possible, to ensure these students have the best possible opportunity to be successful in their chosen subjects.
IB Diploma Results 2018
122 students took the diploma achieving a 98% pass rate and an average point score of 35. This is an outstanding achievement, set against a world average of 30 points and something that as a non-selective school, makes us very proud. Two students achieved the maximum score of 45 (out of approximately 300 in the world) whilst 18% (22 students) of the Class of 2018 attained 40 points or more (compared to a world average of 3%). Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2018!