Studying at an international school - Krabi International School

What does it mean to be a student at an international school?

Studying at an international school has a huge number of benefits for a child, especially when compared to the education on offer elsewhere. Let us take a look at what those benefits are and how they can affect your child positively, both in the short- and long-term.

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English language

English is the international language of business and is the official language of 67 countries worldwide. Additionally, English is vital in this day and age due to its prevalence online, making it essential that your child is introduced to English at an early age, so they can develop a proficiency that could open a multitude of doors in their future. English is particularly sought after in a region like south east Asia, where an internationally recognised proficiency in the language can place a person in a strong position among employers from every industry.

Cambridge International curricula

The Cambridge International curricula have been developed with global citizenship in mind, while their assessments, such as the IGCSE, AS level and A-level courses, are recognised throughout the world. Such prestige means that your child will be able to continue into any arena they wish to pursue once they graduate from school.

Critical thinking

Our students are exposed to tasks and learning activities that encourage critical thinking skills from the moment they enter our school in year 1 at 5 years of age. This emphasis on creative approaches to problem solving continues throughout their time with us, meaning our students leave school with skills crucial to succeeding in whichever future career they decide to pursue.

Enriched social interactions

Being in an environment that is rich with different cultures, languages and perspectives enriches the lives of anyone within it, be they teachers, students, or school staff. The daily interactions that students are exposed to develop a broad, inclusive worldview that can be of huge benefit to their whole life. Moreover, the friendships they foster during their schooling can often lead to extremely positive networking opportunities in a variety of countries as they grow and learn together both during and after their time at an international school.

Leadership

The world is full of leaders who were educated at international schools, which shows just how important a globally minded education is this modern era. Being a good leader requires all the skill sets mentioned above, as well as many more besides, but one thing is for sure: the foundations of these skills can be built through an academic career at an internationally recognised educational institute such as ours.

Further education

International assessments like those mentioned previously provide a standard against which students can be compared to one another, with entry to further education establishments such as leading universities both at home and abroad reliant upon these qualifications. Students who graduate from international schools routinely place higher than their local counterparts during the admission process owing to the standards they must meet to attain passing grades at secondary level.