Upon returning to school in 2021, the American School of Paris (ASP) took much care to bridge academic gaps, yet in the social scene, awkwardness lingered as everyone had seemingly forgotten how to interact without a screen. The students decided to take it upon themselves to compensate for the lack of socialisation.
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Dubai College was shortlisted for a 2023 International School Award. Cliona McMenamin, Head of Careers and teacher of Mathematics, explains the future pathways initiative that was recognised.
Dulwich College Beijing in China won the Pathways to Continued and University Education Award at the 2022 International School Awards. Here, Anthony Coles explains the initiative and its continued development since receiving the recognition.
Mariona Coderch López shares insights into her journey of taking GEMS International School – Al Khail (GIS) through the accreditation process of the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP).
In 2021, the Education Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS), awarded two scholarships for two university students. One of the recipients was Leila Belkacem, a final-year Saharawi refugee student at United World College in Maastricht (UWCM), Netherlands. Here is Leila’s story of education as a refugee and the impact of scholarship.
Chris Lowe, Head of Secondary at The British International School of Abu Dhabi, explains the initiative that won them the Pathways to Higher Education Award at the International School Awards 2021.
What pathway support do international school students find most valuable? Reina Tayyibji shares the results of research she conducted with her peers about this question.
Nik Higgins Co-founder at The Ambassador Platform, speaks about the emerging technologies and the applications of Experience Communication Management (XCM) in school pathways planning and how they are offering a mechanism for the guidance burden to become distributed.
Celine* is a 20-year-old international school alumna who attended international schools in the Asia-Pacific for 13 years. She now studies Business Administration at her country’s national university. In this interview, Anson explores Celine’s choices, the challenges she faced and how being an international school student influenced her experience.
One of the biggest questions any school can ask itself is ‘what is our purpose’? Some schools will say they exist to ensure students get into university and focus on grades and exams, others look a little further along the timeline and view their role as preparing students for university and career. The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) in Malaysia believes the answer is much broader and longer-term, as Jeff Farrington, ISKL’s High School Principal, explains.
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