How To Apply

The Application Process and Selection Criteria

Varee International is selective in acceptance of students, and base selection on students’ English, Mathematical and Science abilities. All students are assessed according to their age and year group. Prior to an entrance test, parents and students will be interviewed by either the Principal of the International Programme or the Head of the Foreign Office. Once the interview has been successfully completed, parents can start the admission process by completing the Application Form and paying the application fee. The International Programme office will arrange for an entrance test to be taken.

All students entering the International Programme will be interviewed by the English Language Specialist to determine their level of spoken English.

Acceptance Into The Programme

The Principal of the International Programme will make a recommendation to the Director of Varee Chiangmai School who will make the final decision as to whether or not your child will be accepted into the programme.

Following a positive outcome, you will need to complete the Enrolment Form and pay the enrolment fee. Tuition fee deadlines are one week prior to the start of each semester for new parents. Should your child join after the start of a semester, you will need to pay the balance of the semester tuition prior to starting classes.

You will be given a copy of the Parent’s Handbook outlining all the policies and procedures of the Varee International Programme. Parent information evenings are also undertaken at various times during the course of the year.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 students will sit a standardised test which is levelled according to the UK national standards for years 7-9. Depending on the combination of results, including the outcome of the interview, students will be accepted either to join mainstream schooling or mainstream schooling with additional ESL support.

The will be a blog for each of the following:

  • The ability to access mainstream learning in English language across the whole curriculum
  • Age appropriate knowledge and understanding in Mathematics and Science
  • Ability to interact with others in a positive and confident manner

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 Only)

Students wishing to enter Year 10 will sit a more rigorous entrance exam to determine their background knowledge and understanding in the three core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. Only students with sufficient competency in English, Mathematics and Science will be accepted into Year 10.

Students are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Evidence of high academic achievement at Year 9 level
  • Evidence of strong English language proficiency in order to access the broad curriculum at IGCSE level
  • Good levels in Mathematics and Science
  • Ability to interact with others in a positive and confident manner

Key Stage 5 (Year 12 Only)

Students wishing to enter the A-level programme, must make an appointment directly with the Principal of the International Programme to discuss the students’ options and suitability.

  • Students need a minimum of 5 A* to C grades at extended level in IGCSE in order to enter A Level. Please refer to our booklet for entry requirements into specific courses by clicking here