Celebrating the UISZ Class of 2020

16-09-2020

UISZ would like to congratulate the Class of 2020 on their exceptional International Baccalaureate results. With the final Diploma Programme results now available, we are happy to share that UISZ Graduates continue to excel across all areas. 

Our students' average diploma score was 33 points with 100 % Pass Rate, once again well outpacing the world average of 29 points. 

UISZ continues to develop multilingual and internationally minded students that move on to study at some of the world’s most prestigious universities and colleges. 

We’re checking in with some graduates from the class of 2020 to see how they’re preparing for life after UISZ and their next adventure. 

Looking back, what are some of your fondest memories of your life at UISZ?

My favorite memory in UISZ will be ACAMIS. Every year, our school attends to volleyball, basketball, and football ACAMIS. We haven't been doing that well for a few years, but in 2019 Girl's Football ACAMIS, we went to the semi-final fighting for championship. Sadly, we were in second place, but we all worked hard to achieve. Therefore, I believe this is the fondest memory in UISZ. Also, we cannot  forget 

U2NESCO! I have been participating in U2NESCO over 3 years. UISZ students and I could share our ideas and debate with diverse people through U2NESCO's intensive model united nations programme. 

What do you miss the most about UISZ?  

I believe I miss my teachers and friends. UISZ is a small community, which makes all the students to know each other and stay close.  

What are your plans for next year? What are you looking forward to? 

Next year, I will be entering my selected majors. I will be majoring in computer science engineering and economics. Also, I will be interning in 'Fintech Lab' in SNU. 

Do you have any advice for the class of 2021?  

I would like to advise them: hardworking always pays off! 


Looking back, what are some of your fondest memories of your life at UISZ? 

Well. I have so many fond memories of my life at UISZ. When I was in Year 9, I went to UISZ and spent 4 years in UISZ. I would say the fondest memory that I made in UISZ is WWW (Week Without Walls) because it's the only time when my friends and I can enjoy without any stress from schoolwork! I took a lot of pictures together with my friends and had so much fun. I can still remember how amazing and fun it was! I wish I could go back to the past and spent time with my friends and my teachers. I was very pleased to get supports from the teachers in UISZ because when I went to UISZ, it was a small community. I even had one student and one teacher class. Literally 1v1 teaching in my Chinese. Beside studying, I also loved to shoot the breeze with my teachers after classes. Whenever I had questions or topics about not only from study but regarding any topic my teachers were always there to discuss with me. I wish I could go back to school and had fun there again. 

What do you miss the most about UISZ? 

I miss being with my friends in UISZ the most. Due to the COVID-19, I didn't really have time to spend time with my friends and Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 students in school. I had to take online classes through zoom, 

and you know couldn't make any memories. Fortunately, the virus got away in China and UISZ students can enjoy their school lives without masks! I also miss the swimming pool, Turtle Hill and beautiful and clean environment in UISZ. 

What are your plans for next year? What are you looking forward to? 

My plans for next year are studying at HKUST, where I will be studying Computer Science. 

Luckily, I went into HKUST which is one of the top universities in the world with my final grades. I wouldn't be able to go in if I didn't go to UISZ.  I will use this chance to study harder and get the highest grades in my class like what I did in UISZ! I know that HKUST will be a very competitive school but with the skills and knowledge that I learned at UISZ; I know that I have been set up for success thanks to my education at UISZ. 

Do you have any advice for the class of 2021? 

Yes. I do! The one thing I want to tell them is to enjoy your school lives away from hectic studies and busy schedules. This is the thing I didn't do and regret the most as I move on from UISZ. I saw my friends who didn't do their work on time and finished everything in a day before submitting to IB. I don't want them to do it as my friends did and I recommend them to use UISZ teachers as much as possible because the more you ask for help, the better your work will be. 

One last thing - Everyone knows that IB final result are important to go into universities but it's also useful after you get in. In my case, I have 

received 22 credits just with my IB final scores. Some unis give students credits if you get high grades in the finals. I want to let them know it makes their university lives much easier if they can take transferred credits. I have more advice for the class of 2021, please be close to your teachers. It's very difficult to meet them after graduating because they go abroad. Chat with them whenever you have time. It's your last year of UISZ, so go ahead and do something that you won't regret in the future. 

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