Earlier in the week I had the opportunity to speak to the parents of Year 13 students. Indeed, it was important that the School conducted a Parent Forum at the commencement of the school year.
The final year of the I.B. Diploma programme heralds a critical stage for Year 13 students as they prepare to undergo the transition from school to university. At this point in time each girl and boy will be experiencing a mixture of emotions: excitement, anticipation, apprehension and nervousness. This is perfectly understandable. It is the responsibility of the School to guide our charges in their journey to higher education.
For those completing the I.B. Diploma the focus is on securing a place at a leading world university, and in a course of study that suits their interests and capabilities. Gaining admission to a top university would be a fitting outcome for all the hard work over the two year Diploma programme. However, to do so requires detailed preparation and careful consideration of the multiple choices on offer. The School’s focus is squarely on our students gaining admission to one of the 30 leading universities. Yet admission to a top university requires more than a high Diploma score. Those aiming at Oxbridge or an Ivy League college require assistance in preparing for admission interviews or taking standardised tests.
We encourage each student to aim high. In turn, we shall work tirelessly alongside the I.B. students in the months ahead.