Curriculum

Our HeadStart Primary curriculum will guide your children through Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6).

Taking its inspiration from the English national curriculum, the HeadStart curriculum provides our Primary pupils with a world class framework to develop their skills in Mathematics, English and Science, as well as Computing, History, Geography, Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, Physical Education (including swimming), Music, Art and Languages. We call it the HeadStart curriculum because we make adaptations to the English national curriculum in order to make our curriculum more engaging, and relevant, for our culturally diverse HeadStart pupils. Our Primary curriculum ensures our pupils are extremely well prepared for continued success in our Secondary school, and beyond.

Please do take the time to look through the additional content contained in the Primary sections of our school website.

You can find more detailed information regarding our HeadStart curriculum in our curriculum booklets which can be found below.

Key Stage Classes Typical Ages
Foundation Stage Comprises of Preschool, Early Years and Reception Between the age of 2-5 years old
Key Stage 1 Comprises of Year 1 and 2 Between the age of 5-7 years old
Key Stage 2 Comprises Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Between the age of 7 to 11 years old
Key Stage 3 Comprises of Years 7, 8 and 9 Between the age of 11 and 14 years old
Key Stage 4 Comprises of Years 10 and 11 Between the age of 14 and 16 years old
Sixth Form Comprises of Years 12 and 13 Between the age of 17 and 18 years old

The subjects that are taught and are available throughout the Primary school are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities (History and Geography)
  • ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
  • P.E. (Physical Education)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Thai
  • Mandarin

Leveling and Exams

UK Thailand America Key Stages Examinations
Pre School Kindergarten Nursery Foundation  
Early Years Anuban 1 Kindergarten 1    
Reception A.2 Kindergarten 2    
Year 1 A.3 Kindergarten 3 Primary (KS1) End of Year Tests
Year 2 P.1 Grade 1   End of Year Tests
Year 3 P.2 Grade 2   Cambridge Progression Tests and Inspire Maths End of Year Tests
Year 4 P.3 Grade 3 Primary (KS2) Cambridge Progression Tests and Inspire Maths End of Year Tests
Year 5 P.4 Grade 4   Cambridge Progression Tests
Year 6 P.5 Grade 5   Checkpoint Exams
Year 7 P.6 Grade 6   Cambridge Progression Tests
Year 8 M.1 Grade 7 Secondary (KS3) Cambridge Progression Tests
Year 9 M.2 Grade 8   Checkpoint Exams
Year 10 M.3 Grade 9 Secondary (KS4) IGCSE
Year 11 M.4 Grade 10    
Year 12 M.5 Grade 11 Secondary (KS5) AS Levels
Year 13 M.6 Grade 12   A Levels

‘The quality of the curriculum is good. It is very successful in offering wider opportunities for students to develop their particular talents and develop key skills such as teamwork, effective communication, independence, resilience and self-confidence.’ Education Development Trust (EDT) Accreditation Report, June 2017

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