While most of High School will be enjoying their residential visits next week, Year 11 and Year 13 students will be sitting mock final examinations.
Year 11 have been studying a wide range of IGCSE courses for the last 18 months and will sit their final external examinations in May and June 2018. These are British-based courses following a set programme of study which then has external examinations sent from and returned to the UK to be marked by external examiners.
Year 13, our graduating Class of 2018, have been studying a wide range of courses many of which are International Baccalaureate courses. The International Baccalaureate Organisation has its headquarters in Geneva Switzerland and sets and marks the external exams for each of their courses making up their full IB Diploma.
This mock examination period is a very good experience for all students. It helps them to anticipate the exam pressures they will be under and gives everyone time to really work on improving their performance for their actual final exams later in Term 3.
College & University Updates
Since the first day of school, we have welcomed over 80 visiting colleges and universities from all over the world to our new High School. Each and every one of our visitors has not only been impressed with our new campus facilities but also with our students. Many of these visiting university representatives have been meeting and conversing with our students in the Atrium during lunch time.
On Wednesday, 17 January, we will host our largest group to date in the Atrium! Twenty-seven institutions from the UK will be on hand to engage with our community. If your son or daughter is contemplating tertiary education in the UK, this is an excellent opportunity to meet with them. Furthermore, we’ll have a professor from the University of Nottingham speaking to our Business Management students on Friday at lunch time. Next week we will have a visitor from Tokyo International University who will address our Japanese and Business students.
On Saturday 20 January, the Big 8 Universities from Australia will be hosting an event at the Westin Hotel from 10am - 4pm.
Please also note that Carleton University from Ottawa, Canada will visit St Andrews on 5 February. On 27 February there will be a mini US fair and on 5 March a mini Canadian fair. All of these visits will happen at lunchtime in our fantastic Atrium!
As the Class of 2018 finalize their applications and wait on their offers, the Year 12 students will kick off their tertiary pursuits after they return from their residential to Vietnam. These are certainly exciting times for all.
Here is a list of the institutions from the UK who will be visiting on 17 January : Bangor, Bradford, Dundee, Durham, Essex, Glasgow, Kent, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Lincoln, Liverpool, Plymouth, Queen’s University Belfast, Queen Mary University London, Reading, Regents, Robert Gordon, Sheffield, St. Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, Surrey, Swansea, UWE, Winchester, York.
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