Last week, Year 12, Year 11 and Pre-A had the opportunity to listen to a WAISCZ Alumnus, C. Liu, and our resident TOEFL-SAT-ACT Teacher Mr Andrew Barnes discuss the opportunities that pupils from WAISCZ have to apply and succeed in Universities in the United States of America.
Mr Barnes dispelled some common myths about American universities and showed how WAISCZ supports every stage of the process of applying to American Universities. He has since followed up this presentation by meeting 1-1 with every pupil in Year 12 who is currently interested in applying to American universities.
C. Liu passionately described her experiences to pupils. While at New York University (NYU) she has been able, because of the strength of her A-Level qualifications, to pursue a wide-range of interests in fields around her major. She has also completed two internships with start-up companies specialising in analysing data from macro-economic trends. She has participated actively in the debate club and now, in part because of the extra credit provided by A-Levels, is taking a minor in Music. One interesting comment from C. Liu was that “Of course extra-curricular activities are important for your personal essay/statement, but WAISCZ provides that for you anyway”!
The Sixth Form and the whole of WAISCZ will continue to provide outstanding support to pupils like C. Liu and several pupils from this Year’s Year 13 who hope to access US universities. We do this as part of our academic and pastoral care service and it works alongside highly-successful applications to the UK and the rest of the world.