When asked about what kind of kids foreign schools would most likely to select, you may use words like extroversive, lively, outgoing and enthusiastic. This girl, Tina, is totally different.
Tina is more of the quiet type. She doesn’t talk much, but she got the offer from the primary and the secondary school of The King’s School, Canterbury, coming the 26th in UK academic ranking. This was a rare scene, since students graduated from the primary school of The King’s School, Canterbury normally progress to the school’s secondary school if they want.
Two-offer holder from Suzhou Experimental Primary School
When Tina decided to study abroad, she was studying in Suzhou Experimental Primary School. She was the first one in her class to make such decision. Because of the education she received, her English foundation was not outstanding, and Tina was a little introverted, she would never answer a question in class unless she was 100% sure, which was a tricky problem for our tutor.
However, patience is one thing that BE teachers do not lack. They talked to Tina in an equal way, encouraged her in order to gradually open up her heart. Finally, the efforts that BE teacher had put in her was not in vain. Tina was still quiet, but she become willing to take in new things. Especially when she took Sophie’s class, she was very happy, because she liked Sophie very much.
Tina was taking full-time education programme then. She would came to BE Education for class from Monday to Thursday. Because we decided that only an immersive and coherent learning environment could help her improve her English language rapidly and prep her for application to get in grade 7 in UK.
If your kid is young enough, and you cannot make up your mind to send her or him abroad in primary school or secondary school. We kindly remind you that, basically, for kids with a limited English competence, the earlier they receive overseas study, the more time they would have to gain a solid foundation on English and other academic subjects, and the more opportunities they would have to get into leading schools.
Meeting admission officers in China
BE Education keeps a close contact with lots of schools in the UK. Many principals and admission officers come to BE headquarter to interview students from time to time. Highfield Prep School is one of them. Tina made a great impression on the principal with her versatile talents during the interview, and the principle offered her a place at Highfield Prep School on the spot.
Coincidentally, last October, in the Association of Leading Independent Schools event, which was organized exclusively by BE, Tina met the principal of Brambletye School. After a short interview, William Brooks (the principal) had also been impressed by the talent of Tina, and Tina was warmly invited to visit the school in the UK.
Tina intended to enter 7th grade, so BE teachers had selected 3 primary schools and 3 middle schools for her, including Brambletye School, Junior King's School, Canterbury, Highfield School, Downe House, Bryanston School and the King's School, Canterbury.
During Tina’s visit to Brambletye School, a little episode happened. Since Tina had met Brooks before, she thought the interview was over, so she was quiet than before during the whole trip. Lastly, Sophie talked to the school about Tina’s thoughts, and the school understood the situation, so this little episode did not affect Tina’s application process.
Finally，Tina chose to go to Junior King's School, Canterbury. Tina had done tests on English, math and nonverbal reasoning, and she got A for both math and nonverbal reasoning. Along with Tina’s talent on music, the school offered her two places in both primary school and secondary school.
Apart from the outstanding talent of Tina, Sophie from BE Education had also contributed a lot in getting the two offers for her. Sophie has successfully recommended quite a lot of students to Junior King's School, Canterbury, and has won great trust of the school.
Colorful overseas studies in UK
In January 2017, Tina was admitted to the 7th grade of Junior King's School, Canterbury. BE Education found a host family for her. The mother of the family is a music teacher in Tina’s school. This independent girl got along with the family and gradually blended in the colorful life in the UK.
Junior King's School, Canterburyis a school with various extra-curriculum activities, full of diversified activities during weekends that never bore pupils. Recently, Tina signed up for a Spanish exchange program. We wish her good luck!