Students from left to right: Hannah Willoch, Sofia Armstrong, Maria Sukhareva


Each year the Cambridge Examination Board announces their Outstanding Learner Awards for Thailand and, since they were introduced in 2008, British International School, Phuket (BISP) has obtained 26 individual subject awards in the IGCSE category (the only category that is applicable to the school).

Three BISP students have achieved Top in Thailand status this year. Congratulations go to:

Sofia Armstrong
Top in Thailand for
Foreign Language Spanish

Maria Sukhareva
Top in Thailand for Drama

Hannah Willoch
Top in Thailand for Foreign Language French

Since 2008, the school has achieved Top in Thailand and High Achievement Awards in the following subjects:

Biology (2); Chemistry; Combined Science; Drama; English Literature; Global Perspectives; International Mathematics (5); Physics (2); World Literature.

Languages: Foreign Language (FL) Japanese (2); FL German (2); FL French (2); FL Spanish (2); First Language Korean.

In addition to this, the school has obtained Top in the World in Art and Design on two occasions (2009 and 2011). In 2013 the school obtained the highest number, of any school, of IGCSE Top Awards in Thailand (seven in that particular year).

We have provided the above information to make two points:

  • Firstly, the academic profile of BISP is very impressive, particularly in comparison to other highly regarded international schools from large population centres (with waiting lists that enable them to be highly selective).
  • And secondly, the range of subjects for which BISP has obtained such high achievement is very broad indeed.

BISP would like to offer our congratulations again to this year’s winners of the Top in Thailand Awards.


For more information about studying IGCSEs at BISP, please visit bisphuket.ac.th/igcse or contact Simon Meredith: [email protected]