Curriculum Overview Bangkok Christian International School fosters a family atmosphere of respect,
concern for others, open-mindedness, self esteem, and self discipline. BCIS-High School Department, in
particular, is committed to a challenging curriculum that ushers students to highly competitive universities
worldwide and equips them for life in the 21st century.
We expect our students to demonstrate dynamic involvement in any learning experience, seeking excellence
for God’s glory. They are trained to deal with everyday problems, make decisions, and find solutions to
life’s challenges in the light of an enhanced curriculum enriched with Biblical truths and Christian values.
We offer accelerated programs for students who excel in particular subject areas. Most students will be
mainstreamed, and remedial programs are afforded for those who have difficulties in coping with various
aspects of learning. BCIS-High School offers a full range of courses, preparing students for university and
tertiary education and training.
THE DEPARTMENTS AND COURSES OFFERED IN THE HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION:
At BCIS, English is the medium of instruction in all classes (except foreign language classes). As many students will be heading to an English -medium university, a solid foundation in English is critical. The English
Department at BCIS is dedicated to providing students with experience in reading challenging literature of the
literary canon, writing convincing and insightful papers, and in fostering ability and confidence to make oral
presentations and lead discussion groups. The skills that are developed in the English classes can be transferred to all other subject areas, as well as areas in the real world.
As a Christian institution, BCIS challenges students to develop a defense, both general and Christian, of literature and to relate the literature they read to their understanding of the Bible and to their own aesthetic and moral development as Christians.
Courses Offered: General Languages Arts; American Literature; World Literature, British Literature; Academic
Reading; SAT and TOEFL preparation; Language Arts Honors Classes
THE BCIS Social Sciences Department is committed to educational excellence and strives to provide academically challenging and relevant courses that will develop the critical and reflective capacities of our students.
Social Science courses are aimed at helping students to become socially responsible global citizens with the
analytical skills and self discipline essential for facing the challenges of the future. The courses emphasize
values of human dignity and promote the tolerance and understanding of each individual’s cultural, national,
and religious identity.
Courses offered: - Geography (Grades 7 and 8); History (Grades 9, 10 and 11); Political Science (Grade 12)
Grades 7 and 8
In order to bring about a greater understanding of the international scene, in junior High School, the students
investigate the five inhabited continents of the world, learning about the cultural, social, economic and artistic
contribution that each country makes to the rich and diverse pattern of the world.
Students will study global connections and recognize and comprehend the human-environment interaction and its effects.
Alongside the human aspect of the nations, the students study the natural features of each particular country,
its capital, important places of interest, local customs and traditions and the political and economic situation.
In order to develop a well-rounded understanding of ancient World History, 9th grade classes will study the
rise and development of early civilizations such as Ancient Greece, Rome, India and China.
Next, we will take a look at the advancement of civilizations across several regions including: The Byzantines,
Islam, Medieval Europe, East and South Asia, and the Americas. Students will learn to appreciate that the main ideas of the Enlightenment can be traced back to such movements as the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution and to the Greeks, Romans, and Christianity.
As a result, the students in 9th grade World History will gain awareness of the past, while applying that
knowledge in the present.
Students in Grade 10 study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth
century through to the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of
democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as
they pertain to international relations.
Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.
In Grade 11, students will study, in more depth, modern world history, including the causes, events and
subsequent effects of the two World Wars in the 20th Century.
They will analyze the consequences of World War 1 with the rise of totalitarian regimes. Studying the effects
of the Second World War, students will discuss the human costs of the war, with particular attention to the
Holocaust that resulted in the murder of six million Jewish civilians and the civilian and military losses in
Russia, Germany, Britain, the United States, China, and Japan.There will be in-depth study of selected areas of the contemporary world.The phenomenon of genocide throughout the history of the world will be examined.
The aim of this course is to enable our students to become more informed citizens, so that they can effectively
develop their own political opinions and to sharpen critical-thinking skills by applying logic and coherent
The students study comparative politics. An emphasis is placed on critically analyzing the differences between
selected national governments of the world, with particular attention paid to the structure of their legal, executive and judicial systems and how these have evolved throughout history.
Students are encouraged to investigate and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of Democratic and
authoritarian regimes, including Communism, against a background of human rights.
In addition to studying governments and ideologies, students will master fundamental communication techniques, critical thinking as it applies to debate, and speech skills such as style and persuasion, both with a focus on political science topics. Students will also be able to participate in a lively simulated election.
Mathematics provides an important key to understanding the world in which we live. Mathematics can enter
our lives through numerous ways. For most people mathematics is also used in their chosen professions: artists, musicians, economists, engineers, and scientists among others.
Mathematical methods, theories and application are evident to almost every area of science, engineering,
industry, education, military and business. People use their training in rigorous thinking and mathematical
analysis to solve problems in every facet of life and work.
Many of the contributions and uses of mathematics are closely related to the need for mathematical modeling
and simulation of physical phenomena on the computer. In addition, the analysis and control of processes,
and optimization and scheduling of resources use significant mathematics.
Courses Offered: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Business Mathematics
The HS Science program can not tell students everything about the world, but it offers an important and
exciting knowledge about the material world we all live in. An understanding of scientific ideas can also help
in personal decision-making, and allow students to express views on, and become involved in issues which are of public interest.
The department is implementing an outcome-based curriculum, together with a program of laboratory based
activities. Our goal is to establish an authentic assessment of the required outcomes, with the student aware
of the wide variety of assessment techniques used. Technology is an important part of the curriculum with
internet access, being used for information searches and real-time data collection.
Courses Offered: Physical Science, General Science, Biology, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, AP Chemistry
This curriculum aims at learners’ holistic development enabling them to acquire knowledge, capacity and
essential skills required for various work settings. Learners will thus efficiently see the prospects of their future
careers and further education. The ICT courses will cover processes of information and communication technologies, searching for online information, application of data and information, problem-solving, creation of work, values and effects of ICT.
ICT are introductory courses for students in hardware and software. Students will learn about fundamental
concepts and key applications skills for using Microsoft Windows, web browsers, wordprocessors, presentation
software, spreadsheet, graphics applications and computer networking, as well as related social and ethical
issues. Students will learn how to become an effective researcher using online resources that will help them
develop independent thinking, cultural understanding, and life-long learning skills.
ICT01: Introduction to computer systems (G7)
ICT02: Introduction to graphics and presentation applications (G8)
ICT03: Introduction to computer concepts, 1(G9-10)
ICT04: Introduction to computer concepts, 2(G11-12)
ICT05: Selected Topics (G12)
The music program offers courses to enrich student's ability in performing and composing based on the classical music tradition. These courses are stressed to broaden students' creativity, musicianship and critical thinking through the various activities such as choir, orchestra and musical drama. Music repertoires are chosen from the wide range of sacred choral, orchestra, ensemble music in the era of the medieval to the 21th century. These will nurture students' knowledge of music history and styles of music.
In addition, AP Music Theory is for gifted students who wish to pursue their careers in music.
AP® Music Theory
AP Music Theory is designed for students who need a specific training for college level courses in Music Theory, Musicianship, Harmony and Structure of Music. This course will help students to demonstrate professional and advanced skills in the areas of music theory and composition.
Students will be able to:
Understand the musical terminology, including hearing and notating
Demonstrate basic compositional skills
Analyze the various repertoires
Obtain aural skills
The Art department provides opportunities for students to learn a range of subjects within the Visual, Industrial
and Performing Arts. In Visual Art the aim is give students a range of experiences which will develop an
understanding of the role the Arts play within society. The aim is also to build strong practical skills and for
students to produce high quality art work. Teaching focuses on three areas: History of Art; visual awareness
and practical art projects. Subjects covered are Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and Photography.
Industrial Arts gives students the opportunity to undertake design based projects. Students will visualize, design and construct individual projects using wood, metal, plastic and glass. They will receive training in using an array of hand and power tools.
In Performing Arts, students will have the opportunity to act, sing and play musical instruments. These different skills will be brought together in various productions which the students will write and perform themselves.
Public Speaking Class
Can you picture yourself in front of several hundred people giving an extraordinary speech to persuade?!?
Most very successful adults have the ability to give winning oral presentations. At BCIS students are preparing
for the time in life when they will need to have confidence, and aptitude in delivering important speeches.
Initially, they choose a topic and purpose that will match the level of their audience. Further, the students
develop an introduction that ‘grabs the attention’ of whom they are speaking. Then the body [main part of
their speech] of their presentation will be embellished with main ideas supported with many details. It needs
to be well organized and focused on the purpose of their speech. Finally, they learn to bring it to conclusion
tying everything together. Voilà, what a great speech! Our students learn various types of speeches: speeches to inform, to persuade, to demonstrate, and to entertain, etc. They take immense satisfaction in developing these skills that are being used today, as well as in the future.
Aims and learning outcomes:
Home economics should encourage students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad,
coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study.
They should prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities.
Through study and with particular emphasis on practical work, Home Economics must enable students to:
• actively engage in the processes of home economics to develop as effective and
independent learners and to learn basic skills.
• develop their knowledge and understanding of human needs within a diverse society.
• develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant technological and scientific
• develop a critical and analytical approach to decision making and problem-solving in
relation to the specified context.
• examine issues that affect the quality of human life, including an appreciation of
• evaluate choices and decisions to develop as informed and discerning consumers.
At BCIS, the Christian Education courses are designed to engage students in the active and experiential
formulation and examination of their beliefs and values. All students will be guided through basic Bible study,
structure and history. Respectful of the uniqueness and diversity of the individual, our goal is to enable each
student to grow their ability to discern spiritual truth for themselves. This is facilitated by course content through lectures, discussions, projects, debates, guest speakers, weekly Chapels, and community service. Through these numerous activities, students are able to investigate and then integrate moral ideals, empowering them to make choices and decision that are conscious and deliberate in the light of their personal moral codes and beliefs. We believe that students who gain spiritual maturity will also in turn become better leaders in the community and beyond.
This year the following courses are being offered:
Connect Bible workbook (EFL3)
Studies in the book of James and Proverbs (Grade 7)
Studies in the book of Proverbs (Grades 8-12)
This year's study of the book of Proverbs has practical application through separate modules on topics such as Pride/Humility, Integrity, Love and Marriage, Taming the Tongue, Money Matters, Prayer, etc.
We offer the following options:
Games/Sports, Health and Fitness, Swimming
Games can be those in which two teams compete within an area that have defensive and offensive teams that
invades an opponents area to score a point. Examples of games are:
Basketball, Soccer/Football, and Ultimate Frisbee,
We also offer net games in which two players compete within an area separated by a net set in certain height
games such as Badminton, Table Tennis, and Volleyball.
We also offer swimming classes. Swimming in secondary level is focused on learning to swim well and at least
swim one recognized stroke and can demonstrate basic survival techniques, water safety and rescue techniques.
The recognized strokes are breaststroke, front/freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.
Health and Fitness
Students participate regularly in games and apply F.I.T.T. principles to these activities to meet personal fitness and meet the health-related fitness standards as defined by a fitness test.
EFL (English as a Foreign Language)
The High School EFL Program offers intensive English instruction to Grade 8-9 students at the Beginner and
Intermediate Levels of EFL.
The purpose of the EFL Program is to prepare students to successfully enter and complete mainstream classes. Students are given every opportunity to develop the language skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking required in the regular grades. Students are challenged to read extensively in English and to use study skills and learning strategies which will enable them to cope with mainstream courses.
Placement decisions are made by a committee of ESL and mainstream teachers, administrators, and counseling staff each school year. Academic placement of an ESL student is evaluated by the committee based on: an assessment by an ESL teacher of the readiness of the student; a portfolio of the work done by the student throughout the school year; the motivation, study habits, and behavior of the student; a writing sample prepared under test conditions; and the results of a grade appropriate standardized reading test.
Courses offered: EFL3 beginner to intermediate level
The Chinese curriculum aims at establishing a sound foundation of vocabulary and sufficient knowledge of
Chinese in second language context. Learners will develop language competence and acquire necessary
communication skills through natural and gradual integration of language, content and cultural elements.
The Chinese courses adopt a holistic approach and are designed to emphasize the development of
communication skills in listening, speaking, reading writing.
Level 1: Pinyin, Basic Strokes, Numbers, Greetings, Dates, Age, Telephone Numbers, Family Members, Self-introduction, Occupation (1), Time, Daily Routine, Means of Transport
Level 2: Colors, Clothing, Parts of the Body, Countries, Languages, Subjects of Study (1), Making Phone Calls, Weather, Seasons, Sickness, Hobby (1): Music, Hobby (2): Sports, Hobby (3): Dance
Level 3: Vegetables and Fruits, Three Meals a Day, Eating Out (1), House, Furniture, Neighborhood (1), Relatives, Appearance, Seeing a Doctor, Seasons, Occupations (2), Hobbies (4)
Level 4: Subjects of Study (2), School Facilities, Stationery, Fresh Market, Snacks, Eating Out (2), Neighborhood (2), Asking the Way, Neighbors (3)
This curriculum aims at learners’ holistic development enabling them to acquire knowledge and skills in
understanding and evaluation of Korean literature. Learners will thus efficiently see prospects of their future
careers and future education.
Korean language course will cover reading, understanding and evaluating of Korean literature such as poem,
novel, essay, letter and story. The learners may develop their capacity and essential skills in critical reading,
creative writing, and deep understanding of Korean history and society.
Korean language is a language art course for students. Students will learn about the characteristics of Korean
literature through reading, discussing, evaluating and writing it. Students will present their opinions and
understanding and also listen to others’ in class. Thus the learners may enlarge their cognitive abilities, affection for literature and creative thinking.
Korean language G7 – 12, Level 1 – Level 4
Thai Language for Thai student
รหัสวิชา : TH-TH
ชั่วโมงต่อสัปดาห์ : 5 ชั่วโมง
เครดิต 0.5 : 1 Quarter
ภาษาและวัฒนธรรมไทย (สำหรับนักเรียนไทย ระดับชั้นประถมศึกษาและมัธยมศึกษา)
v เป้าหมายหลักสูตรวิชาภาษาและวัฒนธรรมไทยสำหรับนักเรียนไทย ระดับชั้นมัธยมศึกษา
2. นำทักษะทางภาษาไทยไปประยุกต์ใช้ในการสืบค้นและสร้างความรู้ต่าง ๆ
3. ตระหนักถึงคุณค่า ภาคภูมิใจ รวมทั้งสืบสานวัฒนธรรม ภูมิปัญญา และวิถีไทย
4. เข้าใจและสามารถบริหารทรัพยากรที่มีอยู่อย่างจำกัด ด้วยจิตสำนึกเพื่อการพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืน
5. เป็นผู้มีคุณธรรม และจริยธรรม เป็นพลเมืองดีของสังคมไทยและสังคมโลก
v สาระหลักสูตรการเรียนรู้สำหรับนักเรียนไทย ระดับชั้นมัธยมศึกษา
v มาตรฐานภาษาไทย และวัฒนธรรมไทย (สำหรับนักเรียนไทย ระดับชั้นประถมศึกษาและชั้นมัธยมศึกษา)
• ท 1.1 ใช้กระบวนการอ่านสร้างความรู้และความคิดเพื่อนำไปใช้ตัดสินใจแก้ปัญหา ในการดำเนินชีวิตและมีนิสัย
• ท 2.1 ใช้กระบวนการเขียนและเขียนสื่อสารในรูปแบบต่าง ๆ อย่างมีประสิทธิภาพ
• ท 3.1 สามารถเลือกฟังความคิด ความรู้ในโอกาสต่าง ๆ อย่างมีวิจารณญาณและสร้างสรรค์ รวมทั้งพูดแสดง
• ท 4.1 เข้าใจธรรมชาติของภาษาและหลักภาษาไทย การเปลี่ยนแปลงของภาษาและพลังของภาษา
• ท 5.1 เข้าใจและแสดงความคิดเห็น วิจารณ์วรรณคดี และวรรณกรรมไทยอย่างเห็นคุณค่า และนำมาประยุกต์ใช้ใน
• ส 2.1 เข้าใจและปฏิบัติตนตามประเพณีและวัฒนธรรมไทย ดำรงชีวิตอยู่ร่วมกันในสังคมไทยและสังคมโลกอย่างสันติสุข
• ส 2.2 เข้าใจระบบการเมืองการปกครองในสังคมไทย ยึดมั่น ศรัทธา และธำรงรักษาไว้ ซึ่งการปกครองระบอบประชา
• ส 4.3 เข้าใจความเป็นมาของชาติไทย วัฒนธรรม ภูมิปัญญาไทย มีความภูมิใจและธำรง ความเป็นไทย
• ส 5.2 เข้าใจความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างมนุษย์กับสภาพแวดล้อมทางกายภาพของประเทศไทย ที่ก่อให้เกิดการสร้างสรรค์
วัฒนธรรม รวมทั้งมีจิตสำนึกอนุรักษ์ทรัพยากรและสิ่งแวดล้อม เพื่อการพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืน
Thai Language and Culture Program for Non-Thai Students
The goal of the Thai Language and Culture Program for Non-Thai Speaking Student is to enable them to
communicate in Thai appropriately to cultivate understanding of, and to have good attitude towards the Thai
culture. Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately in Thai society and show appreciation of
and respect for cultural diversity.
The Thai language course for Non-Thai speaking students is based on competence. The course is designed to help students to acquire a wide range of sufficient vocabulary and to develop practical language skills relevant to the student’s daily lives. The course is conducted from Level 1-4 including: Early Beginning and Beginning, Early Intermediate and Intermediate, Advanced, depending on the individual student’s language background and ability. The main emphasis of the program is on conversational Thai. As the students advance through the course, the greater emphasis is placed on Thai basic literacy and grammar