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!
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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.