IGCSE Options for Y9s and Career guidance of KS4/5 students
Last week was a busy week for Secondary School students! As our Key Stage 3 (KS3) students went through their traditional revision week and practised effective revision skills for this week’s end-of-term assessments, our older students from KS3 and our KS4/5 students started to think strategically about their future. Our Year 9 students took part on Tuesday in the 2019-2021 KS4 Options evening where potential subject options at IGCSE level were presented to them. Thank you to all our students and their parents who attended. The next day, our Year 10, 11 and 12 students had the incredible opportunity to spend three hours in the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha visiting the University Expo Qatar, a one-of-its-kind event in the country. Through discussions and seminars, they explored there a wide range of academic and career paths with more than 65 universities from 16 countries.
IGCSE Options for Year 9 students
On Tuesday 27 November, we had our first glimpse at the possible selections of subjects that we will be doing for our IGCSEs in Year 10 and Year 11. We were given a beautiful presentation by Mr Chris that showed us the key aspects and elements of IGCSEs as well as beyond that.
We enjoyed the prospect of being able to choose our paths to the incredible journeys we will go through in the next two years. After the presentation, we got to meet our fantastic teachers who explained the subjects we can choose from in more depth, giving us a brighter idea on what we were signing up for while also beginning to think more earnestly about our futures.
We cannot wait until we can make our final decisions on the courses we will study as we think it is finally time that we accept responsibility and work hard on subjects we want to pursue.
Cinta Nijland and Yyan Saguinsin, Year 9
University Expo Qatar
On Wednesday 28 November, we, along with our KS4 and 5 companions, were blessed with the once in a lifetime opportunity. Attending the expo was very enlightening and insightful. It was very useful and enriching as we got to meet with the ambassadors from each university. We asked a multitude of questions regarding the great variety of courses and options available. This directly grew our confidence and responsibility for our future, and further developed our ambitious mentality our school believes in. Overall, this golden experience motivated and emphasised the sheer importance of hard work and determination in our education, in line with our High Five values.
Shesha Taylor and Jensen Chuah, Year 11