The British ‘Sixth Form’ refers to the final two years of secondary school. Here at Rugby School Thailand, our Sixth Form day runs from 8am until 6pm. It involves two distinct parts: firstly, academic lessons and secondly, activities, enrichment and prep (homework).
We offer the A Level curriculum in the LXX and XX (Sixth Form). Recognised by universities around the globe, A levels are the most popular post-16 qualifications in both the UK and the International Schools sector across the world.
Rugby School Thailand also offers the General Educational Development course, or the GED, to students who may not have met the entry requirements for A Level courses.
As an integral part of nurturing ‘the whole person’, every Sixth Form student enjoys an array of activities. Activities are extremely broad in scope and are categorised by theme:
All students are assigned a pastoral tutor within the House system; tutors guide their tutees to choose a suite of activities that broadens their horizons, while nurturing their existing interests and talents. Activities are designed to build the experience that will directly help with university applications and general career direction.
The aim of Rugby School Thailand’s Sixth Form is not just to help our children get into the best universities in the world, but for them to excel once they are there. Our Sixth Form curriculum is consequently broad and encourages independent thought and leadership. Our young adults develop the qualities of well-rounded individuals with a range of interests and the ability to think for themselves.
Our Sixth Form experience offers two sessions each week to focus on the skills and knowledge needed for careers and university applications. Our classes are small, so our teachers and specialists can fully guide and support our young adults on both their academic and personal journeys.
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a popular option at RST. The award fosters holistic development and wellbeing in young people, encouraging our students to complete one hour of weekly voluntary service, learn a skill, enjoy physical exercise and undertake an adventurous journey. Many students use their choice of activities to meet these requirements. Additionally, there are many further service opportunities for our Sixth Form at RST, including:
Run a social enterprise and gain business skills – Our children run many different social enterprises and use their profits to help fund local charities. These have included a Halloween disco and fun run.
Lead the #RSTmakeadifference charity committee – The charity committee of students from all year groups brainstorms ideas and decides what charitable actions they will organise. Recent successful fundraising initiatives have included Father Ray’s Foundation and the animal charity ‘Help for Strays’.
Lead the #RSTmakeadifference charity committee – Sixth Formers are given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by organising school initiatives for good causes.
Teaching younger children – Some of our senior students enjoy helping younger children at Rugby School to read, improve their Mathematics and learn Chinese.
For further details about the co-curricular programme at RST, please see Co-Curricular.
University Preparation & Careers Programme
Each of our Sixth Form students has a passionate, experienced tutor to help guide and prepare them for university entrance. With a current maximum of ten tutees, our tutors can offer detailed, personalised advice and accompany our students to career and university fairs. In addition we have 5 specialist university advisors with local language skills to help with applications to Thailand, UK/European countries, Japan, US and Canada and South East Asia, outside of Thailand.
As we help our students get into universities around the world, we also offer an Oxbridge programme, medical programme (including BMAT preparation), and a mini-MBA that prepares students to take over family businesses or run businesses more generally.
We also prepare Sixth Formers for life as a student. Our young adults enjoy a full programme that includes healthy cooking in our home economics lab, budgeting and considering how to balance social life and work commitments at university.
Our careers programme helps our students thrive beyond university. Each of our Sixth Form is encouraged and supported to do a period of meaningful work experience, usually during the summer break between LXX (Year 12) and XX (Year 13). They also learn how to write letters of application, make follow-up calls and ace an interview, as well as politely and effectively negotiate in everyday life.
To gain entry to the Sixth Form at Rugby School Thailand students must show an academic aptitude and the ability to study at least three A Levels to conclusion. Whilst English as an Additional Language (EAL) support is available, students must be sufficiently proficient in English to meet this academic requirement. For most A Level courses, students must have achieved at least a B grade at GCSE or equivalent in that subject. As a general guide, students must have achieved at least five GCSEs, including Mathematics and English with a grade of C/4 or above.