1. How did your decision to join The British School of Guangzhou change your life?
Ultimately, joining BSG made my school life very enjoyable. I made lifelong friends, while being able to delve into different opportunities, like sports, theatre, leadership, and even a life-changing trip to Tanzania! I am also really happy that BSG exposed me to so many different cultures, and these things will stay with me forever.
2. How did the BSG community inspire you to achieve your goals and guide you through your education?
BSG has a lot of inspiring students within its community. There’s people initiating charity projects, leading sports teams, and smashing it in terms of academics. I couldn’t help but feel inspired to work hard!
3. Which extracurricular experiences at BSG do you think helped shape you as a person?
My favourite extracurricular activity at BSG was production! For one, our shows turned out amazing every year, but the amount of confidence musical theatre gives you is indescribable. I think by doing production, you really find your voice as a person and a bonus is that you get to become friends with people from other year groups you usually wouldn’t have! Apart from musical theatre, sports also shaped me to be who I am today. From early morning trainings to playing in tournaments, I got to experience true teamwork and I learnt a lot about dedication.
4. On reflection, what did studying A-Levels do to set you up for success at university?
I enjoyed studying A-Levels because it meant that I could choose subjects that I enjoyed, and therefore could thoroughly enjoy school life. Debunking the myth that A-Levels are the easy route, there’s a lot of content to remember and the material is difficult to grasp, so in that sense, it taught me how to take charge of my own studies, and to actively seek help when needed, whether that be finding the teacher or spending more time on one topic. A lot of university is about being in control of your own learning, and A-levels taught me how to deal with that.
5. For current A-Level students, what advice would you give to them as they look towards applying for university and figuring out future careers?
Applying to university is a tough process! I didn’t know what I wanted to study for the longest time, but in the end, your choice doesn’t have to be a huge mountain to climb all at once. Think about what you like at school, what field can you picture yourself going into? Take it one step at a time, journal about it, make some mind maps, and break it down into smaller chunks.
6. For families considering BSG for their child, what would you say to them?
BSG is a super welcoming community! The students are so warm and new students settle in very quickly. There is something for every student in terms of extra-curricular activities as well, so your child will have the opportunities to develop their skills and hobbies throughout their school life!
7. Looking to the future, what’s your plan after university?
Not sure about this just yet! My degree (Culture, Media and Creative Industries) is quite broad, so I have the choice of many different industries to go into, but I’m currently enjoying learning about the film and TV industry. We’ll just have to see!