Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


High school is over! BISP graduates prepare to take their next steps

High school is over! BISP graduates prepare to take their next steps

On May 25, 53 students graduated from Brit­ish International School, Phuket – BISP. Nearly all are now preparing to move on to university, the latest step in a process that began as far back as kindergarten.

Education
By BISP

Monday 24 June 2019, 02:00PM


BISP Class of 2019.

BISP Class of 2019.

While it’s the teachers who annually write over 100 letters of recommendation, teach the concepts that later show up on the IGCSE, SAT or IB and provide support for all kinds of extracurricular activities, there were many other people – especially parents – who contributed to our graduates’ success.

There is always a tendency to ask, “How did the class do?” At a place like BISP, there is not one univer­sity admission story for the class; it is a tapestry of 53 different stories as students choose to go in a variety of different directions after graduation.

BISP graduates are an incredibly diverse group. Members of this class hold passports from 18 dif­ferent countries, with 36% holding dual citizenship. Their plans for life after BISP are as varied as their passports, with graduates choosing to attend univer­sities in 13 different countries around the world. For this class, the US is the most popular university des­tination, with one-quarter choosing to continue their education there. The United Kingdom and Australia are the other top destinations.

At BISP, the university counsellors work with each student as they take the next steps toward achieving their dreams. For most, that means finding a uni­versity that is a best fit for their unique strengths, interests, achievements, priorities, financial needs and preferences. For others, it could be training for the Olympics, pursuing a music career or taking a gap year and learning more about the world around them.

About 15% of the class will be taking a gap year or completing required military service before they begin university. Graduates going to Australian universities will enjoy a mini gap year before their university term begins in February. Traditionally, all gap year students and almost all of the athletes pursuing a sports career will ultimately go to university.

Where a student goes to university is a reflection of their own understanding of who they are, the overall success of BISP as a school, and counsellors’ abilities to communicate these stories to admission officers who will benefit by having BISP students at their in­stitutions. With representatives from 110 colleges and universities from 24 different countries coming to our campus in 2018-19, it is clear that BISP is recognised as a top international school with outstanding stu­dents. Congratulations to the Class of 2019.

– Dale Ford


Dale Ford is one of two University Counsellors at British International School, Phuket. For more infor­mation, visit them at www.bisphuket.ac.th

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
5.8 tons of krathong cleared from Saphan Hin lagoon

Surly all the Baht offerings on the krothongs were collected as well. I would hope it was donated ...(Read More)


Krathong girl makes thousands on floats

"BTW,did she have a license to trade?" Oh dear ! Astonishing what some expats are concerne...(Read More)


Hong Kong tourist rescued at Merlin beach remains in coma

And of course...once again, the Phuket "official" had to wash his hands of responsibility ...(Read More)


Kata project to transform ‘wastewater canal’ into eco-tourism attraction

Turning that filthy canal into a tourist attraction ? Probably it's more easy to turn water into...(Read More)


Army hunts Yala checkpoint attackers

CS, you really need to know your history, google "The Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909 or Bangkok T...(Read More)


Krathong girl makes thousands on floats

Lovely story. But hang on a minute, was she "extorted"? Certainly she was entrapped, but t...(Read More)


THAI hopes to pare losses to B2.2bn

'Talking the losses the last 6 weeks of 2019 down from B10 bn to B2.2 bn? Wow. Load factor at ...(Read More)


Phuket officials crunch numbers to stave off island water-shortage crisis

I have idea for a better more reflecting poster: A tap with just a few drops falling out, and with...(Read More)


‘Copyright agents’ face arrest warrants for krathong floats ‘sting’

Mhh, thinking about it, it is time the police raid shops in Patong again for confiscating copy brand...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Can we please have a moratorium on stupidity, shame?

Well DeK, I have heard something too! That the enormous air pollution in Thailand has more and more ...(Read More)