The following is a press release by St. Mark’s International School. Their statements are their own.
St Mark’s International School has signed an agreement with the Western Australian Government’s Education Authority to launch a new university admissions program in Thailand.
BANGKOK, THAILAND, June 22 – St Mark’s International School has become the first school in Thailand to offer a 16-month university admissions program by partnering with the Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority of Western Australia, providing Thai students with the same pathway to higher education as their Australian cohorts.
In a statement, the Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, His Excellency Allan McKinnon said, “Thailand and Australia have been important partners in trade, investment, and now education. So it’s great news that from 2021, the Australian High School Curriculum has become available in Thailand.”
The International education system in Thailand has evolved rapidly over recent years. Different curriculums have emerged to deliver a variety of learning experiences. Many international schools in Thailand offer blended curriculums and certificates from non-Government organizations. St Mark’s, however, is the first occurrence in Thailand of a school partnering with an international Government’s statutory authority to deliver its high school matriculation program.
St Mark’s International has also grown over the past two decades, winning numerous awards in mathematics and science. The school’s results are impressive. An average of 31% of students receive an outstanding A*, and another 48% achieve an A.
A spokesman for the school, John Ruangmethanon, said St. Marks International provides parents looking for a rigorous academic approach balanced with a holistic and caring Christian ethos a place for their children.
Partnering with the Western Australian Education Authority at this time is in line with our goal of providing the best opportunity to access Higher Education for our students, he said. The 16- month Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is effectively a university entrance program. St Mark’s will host the Australian Tertiary Admissions Exams. It means our students can secure placements to Australia’s most prestigious universities without further application. It’s the most direct path to higher education in Australia. As the Australian system is accepted worldwide, we think it gives parents in Thailand an excellent option for their children, he said.
For further information about St Mark’s International School and how to participate in the Australian Matriculation program, visit: new.stmarks.ac.th
About St Mark’s International School
St Mark’s International School was established in 1999 to deliver a rigorous academic experience through a nurturing & caring Christian environment. It supports a tri-lingual curriculum with lessons in English, Thai, and Mandarin. As the only school in Thailand to offer the Australian Matriculation & University Admissions Exams, St Mark’s is uniquely placed to provide its students with outstanding opportunities and access to Higher Education in Australia, Thailand, and abroad.
For more information:
Tel: 02 300 5463
School Curriculum & Standards Authority Representative
Cell: 088 6161 999