The lovely weather was an excellent opportunity for our students to participate in their practice for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. This is a global award scheme initiated by the British Queen’s husband. I went to the school in Scotland where it was founded so I’m very excited that we are running the programme here in Shanghai. My children and I have both been through the awards with my daughter gaining the prestigious Gold Award at her Nord Anglia School in Vietnam. Our overnight camping turned out to be quite poignant as the Duke of Edinburgh, who founded the award, died on Friday.
Despite the busy atmosphere of study, students of Grade 12 have still received a selection of offers from university – which is very encouraging during this demanding time.
Vivian is very excited to have received an offer from Loughborough University to study Industrial Design.This is a highly competitive degree from a very competitive university – ranked 7th in the UK.Steven has received an offer from Kings College London to study Economics and Management.Steven is very pleased to have received an offer from a university ranked 31st globally.Finally, Siri has received an offer to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Warwick which is ranked 8th within the UK and is globally very highly regarded.
It was lovely to see so many Grade 5 parents in school on Friday to hear our Primary and Secondary teams discuss the important topic of transition. The Heads of Secondary outlined how we use our rigorous curriculum to ensure students are ready for their IB Diploma Programme and therefore entry in the World’s top universities.