Chinese students enjoy British education camp at CANDI03 March 2017
Students from China enjoy ‘British Education Camp’ at the Sixth Form College.
This term, eight students and their teachers travelled from China to the City and Islington Sixth Form College where they were welcomed for a two week British Education Camp organised by the International Office.
This pilot programme, which was part of a link with an educational organisation in China, was intended to give students a taste of college life, with a view to them applying to study in the UK in the near future. Students sat in on A-Level classes and attended designated sessions on the British Education System, Studying in the UK as an International Student and British Language and Culture. Progression to university was also of keen interest to the students, who attended a session on UCAS delivered by the SFC Careers Service and had a memorable trip to Greenwich University.
The students had a chance to fully embrace college life, eating lunch in the canteen each day, having lunch with volunteers from the Students’ Union and attending the Sixth Form Talent Show. At the end of their two weeks, they delivered a presentation to the Sixth Form Management Team, reflecting on their experiences and on the differences between the two education systems. Madeleine Jenness, International Manager for the College said, “It’s been great to see the students grow in confidence over the course of their time studying at the Sixth Form College and gain exposure to the opportunities available for international students to study in the UK. Visits like this also give our A Level students a real life opportunity to gain a global perspective on the classroom.”
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