Experts in guidance
When our students are considering university subjects, they are guided by our teachers who have studied all over the world. Having teachers who are not only experienced and skilled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), but who also have a lived experience of what quality university study is like ensures our students receive a level of insight they may not elsewhere.
Top universities ask for more than great grades from prospective students. Our teachers are experts in helping our students to build competitive university applications by encouraging them to explore their interests and hobbies beyond the classroom. From the lower school years through to Year 12 and 13, our teachers proactively encourage students to pursue Co-Curricular activities which will make all of the difference when it comes to applying for university.
Our teachers have not only attended universities around the world, many have also taught in a variety of international schools. Collectively, they have experience of application systems and subject criteria for universities in many different countries, including significant experience in the UK.
Understanding the application system and preparing to impress
It is not uncommon for our students to apply to a selection of universities in numerous countries. Popular destinations include anywhere from the UK and America, to Canada and South Korea. This ideally gives students a number of options when it comes to choosing their university destination, but it also requires them to navigate a variety of application systems for which the requirements and structure may vary significantly between countries.
As well as providing a new challenge to students, the application process is often unfamiliar to families too. The College and University Guidance Department plays a key part in guiding students and parents through this. They have experience and knowledge of international application processes and are equipped to steer students through this system, ensuring that they are prepared rather than overwhelmed by the challenge.
The written application process is typically only the first step in securing a place at a top university. At this stage and beyond it, our specialist team is an ally for students and ensures they are prepared for each of the challenges presented. From writing references and recommendation letters, providing feedback on applications, and holding practice interviews which are appropriate to the university and country in consideration, our team helps every student to put their best foot forward and to have a clear understanding of what is required of them to produce a successful application.