Published in Shanghai Daily on the 29th December, 2020:
My name is Jocelyn Teoh, an IB student at Nord Anglia International School Pudong. Currently, I am in the interview process to study English at the University of Cambridge.
I have been a student at NAIS for nearly nine years, which has allowed me to grow and develop as a learner and as an individual. I am immensely grateful to be benefiting from the outstanding teaching and I am also aware of how privileged I am to receive this high-quality education at such a reputable school.
Notably, the IB Diploma Program is offered with outstanding quality. As an IB student, I have enhanced my abilities to synthesize various subject areas, which has shaped me into a knowledgeable learner. In addition to applying knowledge to a range of disciplines, critical thinking is a key aspect of the IB that is especially prominent at NAIS. Students are encouraged to develop their analytical minds, supported by teachers with a wide range of expertise. This inspiring environment not only pushes students to be their best, but also shines on important contemporary issues that we must address as a school that operates in a global community.
Engaging in discussion with students of diverse cultural backgrounds has prompted me to be more open-minded. Our cohesive system of learning involves being reflective on a personal and collective scale, which regularly stimulates new challenges and develops our international mindedness.
The IB is certainly an unforgettable journey, especially in the year 2020, where extra challenges have arisen across the world. However, it is through these challenges that the spirit of IB truly shines through, corresponding with our school’s motto, “Be Ambitious.”