The British system of education is admired and emulated by many countries throughout the world. LANNA Secondary School seeks to offer British education at its best, culminating in the highly valued and internationally recognised Cambridge IGCSE and A level qualifications. We offer a rigorous educational experience and are unashamedly focused on enabling students to be highly successful academically, whilst also offering a wide range of other opportunities, not least our excellent sports and leadership programmes.
One of the most recognised and respected high school qualifications in the world, Cambridge International Advanced level (A level) is widely viewed as representing a “gold standard” and is accepted as proof of academic ability worldwide. Good grades at A level can be the key to admission to the world’s major English speaking universities.
LANNA offers by far the widest range of A level subject choices available at any school in the region, and all are courses taught by specialist teachers in very small class sizes; ensuring personalised attention and maximising students’ chances of A level success. A level courses take two years to complete and students are able to select up to four subjects from the large range of options offered at LANNA:
English, History, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Sociology, Business Studies, French, German, Chinese, Art & Design, Physical Education, Computer Science, General Studies.
Each A level course occupies nine 40-minute teaching periods each week. A level courses at LANNA are offered from both Cambridge International Examinations (CIE ) and Edexcel – both are fully accredited UK examination boards.
In addition to the core A level studies we also offer preparatory courses for SAT (USA College Board) and IELTS (UK alternative to TOEFL), and, optionally, a UK accredited Sports Leadership course and/or the opportunity to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh International Award – potentially all the way through to Gold level.
Students in Years 10 and 11 follow externally assessed courses based around a highly regarded system known as the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). Students at LANNA are able to choose their IGCSE courses from a broad range of options.
Our IGCSE courses and examinations are provided by Cambridge University International Examinations (CIE). The two-year programme of IGCSE courses is designed to develop high academic standards and they are academically demanding courses, leading to formally recognised IGCSE qualifications. The programme is globally recognised to be one of the best academically rigorous programmes of study for students of this age. IGCSE class sizes at LANNA are small, with few exceeding 16 students; ensuring personalised attention for all students.
During Year 10 many of our students choose to begin working towards the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, working from Bronze, potentially all of the way through to Gold before graduation in Y13. During Year 11, all students also undertake an accredited Leadership course, validated by Sports Leaders UK. We are proud to say that we are the only school in northern Thailand to offer this high-value accredited leadership course, and the higher-level leadership course offered during Y12 and 13. We don’t only talk about leadership, we teach it!
Click the button below for full details of the IGCSE curriculum and the wide range of subject choices available at LANNA
The Lower Secondary years form a bridge between the largely homeroom-based, integrated-day
approach of the Primary School and the highly structured and internationally accredited and
examined IGCSE courses, and AS/A level courses of the Upper Secondary School.
In the Lower Secondary School we provide a balanced and broad curriculum based on the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum of England and Wales. At this level we aim for all students to develop skills and knowledge that will form a solid foundation for further studies in the Upper Secondary School. During Years 7 to 9 all students at LANNA study: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Computing, Art, STEAM, Physical Education, Music, Drama, Personal Social & Health Education, Thai, and French or Chinese (taught by native speakers). Individual subjects are taught by well-qualified specialist teachers
Students’ experiences during Years 7 to 9 enable them, towards the end of Year 9, to make informed decisions about the subjects that they will study at IGCSE level in Years 10 and 11.
LANNA operates a “Bring Your Own Laptop” (BYOL) programme, as is common in most international schools. All students in Year 7 and above are expected to bring their own laptop to school every day, fully charged and ready to use within their classes; storing it safely in their locked school locker between classes. They will not be used in every lesson but are, nevertheless, an essential item of school equipment.
We are a Windows 10 based school and it is highly recommended that for ease of compatibility students bring a laptop running the Windows 10 operating system (it is possible to bring a laptop running MacOS, Linux or Chrome, but there may be software compatibility issues on occasion). What is required is a lightweight, moderately powered laptop, with good battery life. In choosing a new laptop to purchase it is strongly recommended to choose one with 4GB of Ram (memory) as an absolute minimum, and an SSD for storage. The SSD helps keep weight down and allows for super fast boot times.
In choosing a laptop, families should also consider the busy nature of a school and the possibility that the laptop could be accidentally damaged. It is perfectly possible to buy a very suitable 14” screen Windows 10 laptop (a good size for weight versus usability) for B15000 or less. At this price point repairs tend to be less expensive than high-end laptops, as, of course, is replacement, if necessary. If you choose to send your child to school with a very expensive laptop please consider insuring it, or at least understand that if it is accidentally damaged by another student they cannot reasonably be expected to meet the very high repair/replacement costs resulting from your choice of machine.
In bringing a laptop to school students must also agree to some basic conditions of use, as outlined in the Secondary Student-Parent Handbook – downloadable from the school website.