Children in the Prep School should be excited about school and learning, they should be gaining in confidence whilst always learning self-discipline and motivation. During their time in the Prep School children should be kept busy, learn to take risks and explore new horizons, enabling them to discover and develop their own interests and talents. It is our belief that nurturing and encouraging individual passions leads to children doing better in the classroom and developing into well rounded and successful young adults. Children in the Prep School will be given a unique education, learning skills that will really prepare them for Senior School and for university as they become constructive and compassionate members of society.
The Prep School at Brighton College Bangkok will achieve this with an innovative curriculum that dares to look beyond the normal, where exciting and challenging learning happens both within and beyond the classroom. Alongside the traditional subjects, our Prep School pupils will develop 21st century skills and will learn about their place in the world and their responsibility towards the global community. We will do this through:
– A clear and enhanced curriculum, closely linked to the English National Curriculum, but with modifications and additions to reflect where we are in the world and the goals of our unique school community.
– An exciting and structured House system will be established; this will fulfil a number of roles including, but not limited to, pastoral care, academic monitoring, competition, service, community spirit and rewards. The House Tutor team will work closely with the children, developing a community within a community where everyone feels safe, valued and able to take risks and to challenge themselves.
– A progressive trips programme will operate across the Prep School, starting with a simple residential experience such as a ‘Night in the Library’ for Year 4, building up to a 5-day residential trip for Year 8. Residential trips develop a range of skills, building invaluable confidence, independence and compassion in our pupils.
– A daily wellbeing session will be the cornerstone of a strong, targeted and supportive pastoral system. These sessions will include tutor time, PSHE, assemblies, service related activities, House time, pupil voice and academic monitoring. The pupils will be involved in developing a Kindness Charter each year and we will also hold termly wellbeing days such as Pink Shirt Day and Healthy Living.
– Cross-curricular links will be developed and encouraged between departments in order to ensure that our curriculum is dynamic, vibrant and interesting and to ensure that the foundation of life-long learning is strong.
– Exams that will take place once a year until Year 8. These will be based on a progressive upscaling, with Year 5 taking exams in English, Mathematics and Science, building to a full complement of exams in Year 8. Our exam system will develop exam technique and revision skills, and will promote self-discipline and self-motivation.
– Year 8 Brighton College Prep School Award – this will reflect our aims and ethos. Such an award will give weight to the non-academic areas of the Prep School, supporting our pledge to deliver a holistic education that prepares children for life in the wider community.
For more detailed information on the Prep School curriculum, including subjects studied, please click the download button below.