What is the student to teacher ratio in Secondary?

Whilst the maximum number of students in any class is 20, the average size in most Y7 – 11 classes is 15. In Years 12 and 13, IB class sizes are even smaller, usually 8 – 12 students per class and in many cases even less than that!

What languages are offered in Secondary?

Students can receive language instruction in Thai, Dutch, French or Mandarin. Upon entering Year 7, students will choose which subject they would like to study. Students who are Thai nationals are required to study Thai as their language. Dutch is available to students of Dutch or Belgian nationality.

What extracurricular activities are available and do these come with an additional charge?

We offer a wide variety of sporting, arts and cultural activities during the weekly timetable as well as after school. Most activities are free of charge, however those hosted by outside providers might carry a small charge. You can read more about our activity programme here.

What special assistance is available to students who need extra support?

We offer a comprehensive English as an Additional Language programme for second language English speakers. We also offer a variety of support for children with different needs. You can read more about our learning support here.

What curriculum is taught?

The curriculum at St Andrews Green Valley is a combination of the best of the English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate. The curriculum has been carefully adapted to suit the requirements of the broad international community at our school.

We offer the Key Stage 3 British National Curriculum, combined with elements of the IB Middle Years Programme, in Years 7-9. In Years 10-11, we offer the IGCSE, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is offered in Years 12 and 13.

How can I contact my child’s teachers?

The contact details for our teaching staff are made available to you through our communication channels. We operate an open door policy and parents are always welcome to contact us with any concerns or queries.

How is the IB Diploma Programme different to A Levels?

The IBDP is different to A Levels in the number of subjects that a student takes, the grading of these subject and when examinations are taken. There is also a difference in how University Admissions Officers value each course for how well students are prepared in different areas. You can read more about the key differences here.

Can my child join part way through the IGCSE or IB course?

Students can join our IGCSE and IB programmes part way through on the condition that the subjects they are studying at their current school are also offered at St Andrews. For this to happen, we also ask to see students’ school reports and for students to take an assessment that helps us understand what the students have already learnt.

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