13 Jul, 2023
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Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong (YCIS Hong Kong) celebrates the impressive results of its Class of 2023 IB graduates. Amongst the students who participated in the exams, 70% of the students received a bilingual diploma, underscoring the strength of Yew Chung’s unique multicultural and bilingual educational approach. The Class of 2023 is the first cohort in three years to have completed a full IB exam, as the COVID-19-related exam adjustments were removed this year. Despite encountering various challenges, the cohort demonstrated resilience and perseverance, ultimately resulting in receiving offers from renowned universities, including the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, which is a highly encouraging achievement.
In addition, we are delighted to share some of the exceptional university offers received by our students this year. YCIS Hong Kong students continue to excel, securing offers from various universities across the globe; among them included conditional offers from the University of Cambridge; admissions to a highly competitive and selective joint programme offered by the University of Southern California, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Bocconi University in Italy. Our students display a range of talents, with an increasing number of pursuing careers in Fashion and Arts while others are committed to Environmental Science, driven by their aspirations to contribute to a better future and the overall welfare of our global society.
Cambridge acceptance fuels the student’s goal to become a professor
Three of our students have recently received offers from prestigious universities. Yiu Ho Lam got accepted into the University of Cambridge in Natural Sciences and has expressed his ambition to remain in academia for conducting research. His goal is to become a professor at a university. “The support and freedom I enjoyed while doing my Extended Essay was certainly invaluable. It gave me something interesting and unique to showcase to prospective universities, and as someone who’s working towards a career as a research scientist, it also gave me a taste of research work. I am deeply indebted to the University Guidance Office for all of their help and support. They gave me the information I needed, and always knew exactly what to say to calm me down whenever I started to get worried,” said Ho Lam.
Excelling in competition: two students secure offers from top universities
Arianna Chan received an offer from The World Bachelor in Business (WBB), a highly selective programme jointly offered by the University of Southern California, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Bocconi University in Italy with only 45 students being selected worldwide each year. Arianna talked about her learning journey, stating, "YCIS succeeds to offer not only official leadership opportunities such as Student Council but also chances to take initiative and create our own clubs, they give us the space and resource to advocate for what we believe in and grow as a global citizen."
Meanwhile, Suki Lo is admitted to a Dual Degree Programme in Economics jointly offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University. With only 24 undergraduates admitted each year, the programme provides a wide range of fields covering international economics, advanced economics, and financial market analysis. She was pleased to stand out from the keen competition. “As we apply to multiple universities across the globe and our Year 13 coursework deadlines kick in during semester 1, the CUGO team helps me to take care of both. Every week, we have a CUGO lesson to work on our applications. Other than that, most students would also schedule regular meetings with their CUGO counsellors for advice and discuss their future plans.”
“As you close this chapter of your lives, remember that the future is full of endless possibilities. Embrace change, stay curious, and never stop learning,” said Mr Martin Scott, Education Director and Executive Principal of YCIS Hong Kong as he offered his genuine advice for our Class of 2023. “Believe in yourself and your abilities, and don’t be afraid to take risks. Success often comes from stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking on new challenges. Cultivate a strong sense of resilience and adaptability, as they will be essential in navigating the twists and turns of life. Never stop pursuing your passions and interests. Find what motivates and inspires you and let that drive you towards your goals.”
YCIS Hong Kong IB graduates received offers from prestigious universities despite post-covid challenges.
Ho Lam received an offer from the University of Cambridge in Natural Sciences.
Arianna received an offer from The World Bachelor in Business (WBB), a highly selective programme with only 45 students being admitted worldwide every year.
Suki Lo is admitted to a Dual Degree Programme in Economics jointly offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong with Tsinghua University.
|Hong Kong SAR & Chinese Mainland|
|Tsinghua University||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|The University of Hong Kong||City University of Hong Kong|
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
|Hong Kong Baptist University|
The Hong Kong University of
|United Kingdom||United States|
|University of Cambridge||University of Southern California|
The London School of Economics and
|University of Michigan|
|University College London||University of California, San Diego|
|King’s College London||Parson the New School for Design|
|University of Edinburgh||Boston University|
|The University of Warwick|
|Australian National University||University of Toronto|
|The University of Melbourne||University of British Columbia|
|The University of Sydney|
|The University of New South Wales|
|The University of Queensland|