Most students have ambitions for moving abroad following Sixth Form to study at University. Every year graduates follow in the footsteps of alumni who have attended some of the world’s best Universities and whose success stories are inspiring proof of the exciting pathways which await them. What’s the key to setting students up for success?
Internationally recognised qualifications
Look for a Sixth Form that teaches the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The IBDP has worldwide prestige with the international pathways it opens up for students. Popular University destinations, like the UK for example, will notice the IBDP in University applications and recognise it as a particularly competitive qualification. Why is this?
First and foremost, it is a qualification known for preparing students far better for University study than any other. The IBDP is specifically designed so its core elements mimic the way University students study a degree. Through tasks like the extended essay, for example, students practice skills like independent research, thinking laterally and creatively, and exploring subjects so they shape their own opinions. Studying the IBDP results in students who do not simply repeat what they have been told and memorise answers for exams, they thoroughly understand what it means, why it is important and how their learnings fit within a global context.
I am overwhelmed by the support Regents has given me throughout my University application process. I managed to apply to my dream Universities because of the support from our University Guidance Advisor. I am absolutely overjoyed and hopeful for my future!“Seobin, Year 13
The right qualification and a stand-out University application is one important element on the journey to University, but equally as important is educating students about where they could study and what it will be like. Every student should leave school with well-placed expectations and their questions around their University destination answered.
Being part of global family of schools is crucial, it gives students the opportunity to access local support in the country of their University of choice. Elsewhere, a student’s best understanding of their future University abroad may just be its website. At Regents International School Pattaya we can connect students with experienced individuals who can bring the University destination to life.