At Lanna the final 2 years are packed full of important study programmes and activities that not only allow students to apply to a wide range of top universities around the world but also develop skills and qualities which enable them to become happy and successful young adults. Classes are small, attention is individual and guidance is personal for each student.
Advanced Level Examinations (“A” Levels)
“A” Levels are the most challenging university entrance exam in the world. Three exam passes at Grade A can gain access to the finest universities worldwide. Students can choose between 2 – 4 “A” Level subjects from a menu of 17. All students sit the General Studies Paper exam.
Students can choose from a wide range of programmes, from traditional academic subjects to modern subjects such as Travel and Tourism and Business Studies.
All programmes are academically rigorous and require a high degree of self motivation and academic ability. Find out much more about courses offered, plus details about IGCSE courses in Years 10 and 11, here.
Students also graduate with a full American style School Transcript and Grade Point Average, as well as their British exam results.
SAT and IELTS Preparation
SAT is a “standardised aptitude test” widely used for college/ university admissions in the United States. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. Lanna school students can choose to follow a programme of study that prepares them for both the SAT and IELTS examinations.
Students can choose to follow a programme of study which prepares them for both of these important exams.
Duke of Edinburgh International Award
This programme allows students to pursue this internationally respected award. The award is divided into three levels; bronze, silver and gold. Each level requires students to:
• Plan, train for and undertake an adventurous journey with a defined purpose in an unfamiliar environment.
• Develop a personal skill.
• Develop a sport or physical activity.
• Complete a Community Service Project.
• Undertake a Residential Project (Gold Award Only).
Each level becomes more challenging and requires increasing commitment.
Find out more about the award at: The International Award
Community Service Learning
Students can pursue a variety of Community Service Learning projects.
Each student aims to complete a minimum of 60 Hrs Community Service per year, although in some cases students have achieved much more than this.
Students design their own learning programmes under staff supervision, which includes identifying skills they wish to extend and learning aims they want to achieve. Once projects have been agreed it is the responsibility of students to carry them out. The project concludes with a formal presentation to the rest of the group.
College and Careers Programme
During Y12 and Y13 students meet with the School Counsellor twice a week as part of a programme which prepares them for university, onward careers and life beyond school.
Students meet in small tutorial groups to research college and university options as well as large year groups for formal presentations. There is a busy programme of guest speakers, university presentations and workshop seminars. Students are regularly taken to local Education Fairs and presentations.
University and College Visits
On average 50 universities a year visit Lanna School hoping to recruit our students. Universities that have recently visited include:
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Thammasat University, Thailand
University College Groningen, Netherlands
Durham University, UK
University of Bath, UK
Nagoya University Japan
Ghent University Korea
St Andrews University Scotland
Purdue University, USA
Leighigh University, USA
Yale College USA
Ecole Hotelier Lausanne Switzerland
New York University, USA
Ohio State University, USA
University of San Francisco
And many other well known and less well known universities and colleges from around the world.
Guest Career Speakers
Guest speakers are invited in on a regular basis to represent a range of traditional and not so traditional professions and areas of work.
Recently we have heard from speakers involved in:
Multi Media Design
Workshops and Seminars
Rolling Workshop Programme
Students participate in a series of rolling workshops which include:
Budgeting and Money
Writing a CV/ Resume
How To Pass Exams Without Anxiety
The Challenges of University and Independent Living