Academic Results

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Timothy Davidson

Deputy Head of Secondary (Academic)
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My name is Tim and I have been teaching at HeadStart International School since 2018. I was born and raised in the beautiful county of Cornwall; located in the southwestern tip of the UK. After sitting my A-levels at Cornwall College I was awarded a scholarship from Pilkington Optronics to study Physics at Reading University. Post University I entered research at the National Physical Laboratory researching the use of quantum dots to replace fluorescent tag molecules for medical diagnosis. However, the life of a researcher often left me in need of human interaction and I decided to opt for a career change; studying a PGCE at the Institute of Education, in London. After my PGCE I took up my first full time teaching post in West London. I remained at this school for seven and a half years during which time I took on a variety of roles including Head of Physics, running the school’s science specialism and Learning Leader; a role which saw me helping to develop the teaching practice of my peers. I then took up my first International post in Prague where I worked as both the Head of Physics and the Teaching and Learning Coordinator for four years. Post Prague I moved to Phuket where I took on the role of Head of Science at HeadStart. I then remained in this post until 2022 when I took on the role of Deputy Head of Secondary - Academics. My approach to teaching has been formed from educational research and personal experience. The key to creating lifelong learners to is to give the students ownership of their learning and ensure they are suitably challenged and engaged throughout their time in education. To do this I endeavor to create an environment that fosters deep learning and stimulates students’ curiosity. In the past this was an approach I used when teaching and which we developed in the Science faculty; a strategy that saw continued improvement in terms of student progress and attainment. In my new role I am now trying to promote this approach across the entire Secondary School. So far my first year at HeadStart has been the only year where every lesson was taught face to face. With these constant challenges to their learning I have been impressed by the resilience and attitude of the students; attributes that have led to continued increase in attainment across the school. I have no doubt that the current cohort is capable of continuing this improvement and I look forward to helping, and ensuring, that this prediction is proven to be true! I am excited about continuing my adventure at HeadStart International School and being given the opportunity to further aid the students in developing a love of learning.

2022 Academic Results

The summer of 2022 marked the first full set of external examinations sat by a Year 11 or Year 13 cohort at HeadStart in three years. So the question is: “How did they do?” Were the students and the school out of touch with what is required to succeed in such a high pressure environment? Well, as it turns out, the answer is - not at all!

The results were truly amazing and are a testament to the hard work the students have put in over the last few years under incredibly challenging circumstances. Our IGSCE students obtained an incredible 39% A* to A grades and a 100% pass rate. The Year 13 BTEC students obtained 39% distinction or above, and a 100% pass rate (this may look like we have copy and pasted the percentages and then forgot to change them, but I can assure you these are the correct results for both groups).

Lastly, our A-level students obtained 36% A* to A grades and a 98% pass rate. This is a phenomenal set of results that sets the bar very high for our new Year 11 and 13 students!

Although the final grades are what make headlines on results day, the true inspiration has come from those students who pushed themselves to succeed during times of struggle, and those who worked hard to obtain results far beyond what they thought possible. The banners below show some of the highest achieving students this year.

We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our students, parents, and teachers for the astounding effort that has gone into making these results a reality. Well done everyone!

BTEC IGCSE Exam Success 2022 16x9 min
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IGCSE Results Since 2014

Headline Statistics 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
All entries graded A* to C 85% 73% 81% 88% 94% 93% 99% 97% 92%
A*/A grades 22% 22% 20% 11% 39% 41% 55% 47% 39%
Students achieving 5 A* to C grades 86% 86% 82% 73% 88% 93% 98% 100% 87%
Top in Thailand 2020

2020 Secondary Students Achieving Top in Thailand Cambridge Learner Awards

Top in Thailand Cambridge AS Level Mathematics Hyunseung Lee
Top in Thailand Cambridge AS Level Information Technology Karyth Abday
Top in Thailand Cambridge AS Level History Natdhawat Pankudrua
Top in Thailand Cambridge As Level Music Ben Caspi

2018 Secondary Students Achieving Cambridge Learner Awards

Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies Eve Marie Whittaker
Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE Physical Education Sasiporn Kiatmontri
Top in Thailand Cambridge International AS Level Business Paola Carmen Stoffel
Top in Thailand Cambridge International AS Level French language Maeva Mai-Huong Lubrani
Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE Foreign language Italian Filippo Gramaglia
Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE Foreign Language Spanish Eve Marie Whittaker

2017 Secondary Students Achieving Cambridge Learner Awards

Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE First Language Russian Natalia Kotova
Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE Foreign Language French Paola Stoffel
Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies Hyerin Cho
Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE Physical Education Bomnuri Kim

2014 Secondary Students Achieving Cambridge Learner Awards

Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE First Language Russian Elizaveta Kostikova
Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE Foreign Language Dutch Chama Ezendam
Top in Thailand Cambridge IGCSE Foreign Language German Myriam Moeller

Pictured below: Students receiving their certificates in Bangkok November, 2018.

Pictured below: Students receiving their certificates in Bangkok November, 2017.

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