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Age 11 to 18


Secondary school is separated into two sections. 

In grades 6 to 10, students study in the IB Middle Years Programme guided by the curriculum of the Ontario Education Program. In grade 11, students continue with the Ontario curriculum to prepare them for obtaining an Ontario Secondary School Diploma at the end of grade 12.


Our secondary curriculum closely follows Ontario Curriculum. 

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is ranked among the top #5 institutions internationally for "Academic Excellence" and the most recognised qualification for university placements globally

CIST Grades 6 to 10 Curriculum

IB Middle Years Programme

In grades 7 to 10, CIST is authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). The IB Middle years program is a flexible framework for organizing teaching and learning into units of inquiry.

An IB unit of inquiry embodies the essential elements - the concepts, global context, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and action - that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.

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What is the MYP?

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) prepares students to be successful in school and to be active, lifelong learners. IB students are encouraged to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

Learn more about the MYP at CIST
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The CIST Way

The CIST curriculum builds on the concepts, knowledge, skills, and attitudes previously developed in the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Students are generally taught in grade-level subject classes, however, in English, they are arranged by language competency so teachers can be sure that the classes are most appropriate for their learning needs. 

Students participate in at least one interdisciplinary unit, involving two or more combined subject groups, per year. Interdisciplinary units encourage students to develop deeper understandings of concepts through learning experiences shared across multiple subjects.

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Learning with Concepts

Conceptual learning is about big transferable ideas.

A concept-based approach moves away from subject-specific content and instead emphasizes “big ideas” that span multiple subject areas or disciplines. 

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Personal Orientation Project

The Personal Orientation Project is undertaken by students with a teacher’s guidance as they investigate and learn more about their own aptitudes and interests and apply that knowledge to research various pathways for post-secondary education and reflect on future careers.

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Three Languages

In grades 7 to 10, students learn three languages: English, French and Thai. In the MYP, language course are organized into first language (Language and Literature) or additional language (Language Acquisition) depending on the language profile of the student.

MYP Subject Overviews

In the MYP, students learn in 8 subject groups.. To access overviews of the units taught in each subject, click the link below. 

Note: these documents are only available to CIST students and their families.

We expand on knowledge and skills gained in the classroom by:

providing a diverse extra-curricular program for all students

including students in community service initiatives in each grade level

enhancing health and physical development through sports

fostering responsibility to the school and both the local and global community

Learning How to Learn

A great emphasis is placed on learning how to learn. Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills feature throughout the curriculum, equipping students with the skills to be lifelong learners.  ATL skills include:

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E.g. goal setting, perserverance, time management, adaptability, mindfulness

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E.g. collaboration, giving and receiving feedback, writing for different purposes

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E.g. practicing empathy, exercising leadership, delegating and sharing responsibility

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E.g. processing data, evaluating sources, information and media literacy

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E.g. critical thinking, creative thinking, transfer of knowledge between subjects


Where will you be in the future? 


CIST Grade 11 and 12 Curriculum

Here at CIST Secondary School, we provide a broad range of learning opportunities that inspire and challenge our students, while ensuring we meet their individual needs.

For Grades 11 and 12, we offer two pathways: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Pathway and the Entrepreneurial Pathway. 



In grade 11, students continue the curriculum of Ontario to prepare them for success in grade 12. 

In grade 12, the Ontario curriculum is offered provided through a partnership with Rosedale Global High School. 

CIST is a collaborative partner school in the Rosedale Global High School Program

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CIST has a strategic partnership with Rosedale Global High School in Ontario, Canada. Rosedale Global High School (BSID# 668726) is an Ontario Ministry of Education inspected private secondary school that is able to grant OSSD credits and issue the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Rosedale Global High School is committed to offering exceptional education programs that maintain fairness, transparency and academic integrity.

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Entrepreneurial Pathway

BTEC qualifications were established in 1996. It's an internationally recognised, career-focused programme that can be studied alongside other qualifications to provide an extensive academic high school portfolio.

CIST is one of the only schools in Thailand to offer BTEC programmes to students in grades 10-12. that are integrated into our curricula.

The BTEC approach is very practical. Students will develop career-based competencies by applying what they have learnt in the classroom to real-life scenarios. BTEC provides equivalent qualifications to the IBDP/ M6/ A levels/ OSSD/ at Level 3 offering an additional route to career or university destinations.


Students will study alongside industry specialists and experience a real-life world of work.

They will gain an early focus on all aspects of the fundamentals of the business whilst collecting credits for higher education studies through real-life and continuous practical assessments.


In BTEC there are no exams, the assessments are through real-live scenarios.


For example; producing a marketing plan when studying the fundamentals of marketing. They will learn how to present, write reports, work in teams and develop connections to other businesses.

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