We got the inside scoop from these Canadian International School graduates about their interests, ambitions and how school has helped prepare them for university and beyond. First up, here’s what Emily had to say…
It was through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) that Emily C., a student from Canadian International School’s (CIS) Class of 2022, discovered her interest in Economics and Politics. She’s also passionate about Visual Arts, which she credits for her excellent academic performance: “It allows me to express myself creatively and also develop my critical thinking and analysis skills, all of which have helped me in my other subjects.” Emily has received offers from five top universities in the UK and will be pursuing Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford.
Overall, CIS’ Class of 2022 cohort achieved an average score of 37 for the recent IB exams – an impressive achievement against the global average score of 31.98! Just like Emily, her peers have been accepted into leading universities around the world, including Imperial College London, The University of Hong Kong, the University of Toronto, and more. To CIS, these students are not just excellent academic achievers but emerging scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders.
A school where every student is more than the sum of their exam scores
While academic excellence is one of the top priorities for most educators, the best educators take it up a notch by preparing their students for life beyond school. This is exactly what students experience throughout their learning journey at CIS, as the school aims to equip them with the necessary skills that can help them adapt and navigate our rapidly changing world.
As an IB World School, CIS offers its students an opportunity to uncover their full potential through a diverse and challenging curriculum. Every student is allowed to take charge of their learning journey, set their personal goals, and discover their interests and strengths – just like Emily.
CIS holds special memories for all its students
When asked what she’ll miss most about her time at CIS, Emily said that it has to be the school’s UN Week which holds special memories for her. “I will really miss these experiences as well as the diverse group of students and staff I had the opportunity to get to know over the years,” she said.
Aside from Emily, other CIS graduates have also shared how the school has contributed to developing their sense of self, interests, skills and understanding and how all of this has contributed to their university acceptance rate. You can check out their stories here.
It’s time to prepare your child for a changing world
We may not know what the future holds, but we know that tomorrow’s world will look very different for today’s students. We need to all work together – parents and teachers – to ensure our kids have the necessary knowledge to tackle whatever the future holds. CIS recognises this too and wants to help prepare every student for a changing world – one university acceptance at a time. Find out how the school does this through its rigorous curriculum and exciting programmes at its Open Day, happening this 9 September. Register for a slot today!
This post is in partnership with Canadian International School.