Congratulations Class of 2020!
We are extremely proud of our Class of 2020 with over 400 offers from selective universities from around the world, including 93 from the top 50 universities.
With one third of our Year 13 graduates joining Harrow Bangkok in Year 5 - 9 years old - or younger, the Class of 2020 are exceptional examples of a true Harrow Bangkok education. Our graduates balance a vigorous academic curriculum alongside an equally vigorous leadership, service and extracurricular programme and we are confident our alumni are ready for the challenges of undergraduate study globally.
Offers from universities in 11 worldwide destinations
This year our students are celebrating a wide range of superb university offers from 11 different countries, including Thailand, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and Japan. The UK is always a very popular destination for undergraduate study for our students and the wide range of offers highlight this success; 50 offers from the London colleges - Imperial, King’s, UCL and LSE - and 137 offers from leading UK universities in the Russell Group. 5 students gained offers from Scotland’s first university, the University of St Andrews and 19 from the University of Bath, ranked 6th best university in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
Jun and William choose the UK
Two of the Class of 2020, Jun and William, both joined Harrow Bangkok over 9 years ago and plan to study in the UK next year. Jun will join his sister Su, Harrow Bangkok Class of 2019, at King’s College London to study computer science. William plans to study law with business and management at the University of Sussex.
OFFERS FROM US UNIVERSITIES
Students who had decided to study in the USA received over 80 university offers. This group received multiple offers from the University of California campus’ Boston University, Georgia Tech, NYU and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Two of the school’s gifted music scholars Dol and Tim were awarded scholarships to the Berklee School of Music in Boston and Ruby was accepted to top-ranked University of Michigan to major in law, justice and social change.
William plans to study Law at the University of Sussex
Jun will study Computer Science at King's College London
Tim and Nadol (above) were awarded scholarships to the Berklee School of Music in Boston and Ruby (right) was accepted to top-ranked University of Michigan.
IVY LEAGUE AND OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY SUCCESSES
The school’s Ivy League and Oxbridge success continues year on year. Senior Prefect Bambi, who joined Harrow Bangkok in early years in 2004 has been accepted to UPenn in the US. She will be joined in the US by her best friend Prance (at Harrow Bangkok from the age of 6) who has a place at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Head Boy Finlay will head back home to the UK, after 14 years in Thailand, to read Human Sciences at the University of Oxford. Our boarding houses have produced many Oxbridge success stories over time. This year two international boarders, Brian and Jaehwan, have secured offers from the University of Cambridge to read mathematics.
Prance and Bambi have offers from Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania (pictured with Head Master Jon Standen)
Jaehwan, Brian and Finn have offers from Cambridge and Oxford
Our medics programme continues to move from strength to strength and this year our 8 medics/dentist applicants received 15 offers to study medicine and/or dentistry in Thailand, the UK, Canada (Pre-Med) and Malaysia.
Three of them, Unun, Kaopod and Prae, all joined Harrow Bangkok more than 10 years ago and we are proud to see Unun secure a place to study medicine at Mahidol University (Rama Hospital), Kaopod a place to study dentistry at Thammasat University and Prae to study medicine at Chulabhorn International College of Medicine, Thammasat University.
They 3 will join numerous Harrow Bangkok alumni already studying medicine and dentistry at these universities.
We are immensely proud of all our graduates and we know they are more than ready for the challenges ahead at university.
Recent global events have highlighted the independent learning skills and resilience learners now need and our students have acquired these over time. All our students are supported over many years through our pastoral and careers programme to be fully prepared for university and beyond. Our careers programme starts in Year 9 and the support we offer continues beyond graduation as we continue to support students who choose a gap year or to transfer courses during their undergraduate studies. Our alumni who are studying and working across the globe are an invaluable network of on-going support and advice for our students.
At Harrow Bangkok, we focus on a well-rounded education with students at the centre of the decision making and we tailor-make our careers advice programme to ensure our students thoroughly research and make informed decisions about university courses where they will be happy and thrive.
Students have individual specialist support and advice throughout the entire application process in the Sixth Form, with specialist teaching staff who know our students well and who are always approachable and caring.
We are excited about what the future holds for our graduates and we wish them success and happiness as they embark on the next chapter of their educational journey.
Written by Karen Prout
Head of Sixth Form