On Jun. 30, 2017, the Beijing activity of China Visit by former admission officer of Eton College came to a successful end. The activity was attended by over 100 participants, including William Rees, former admission officer of Eton College, Raff Flackett, the Head of BE UK, Wu Xinping, the Education Marketing Officer of The British Council, Mr. Wang Peiran, Associate Director of Ping An Bank Private Banking Beijing, Ms. Zhang Hong, Senior Managing Director of JLL, and Ms. Si Nuo, General Manager of VISAS Beijing.
Unveil the British Education System
How do education system in China compare to that in the UK? What are the core abilities that UK education fosters? After the opening remarks, Mr. Hening gave a speech in which he introduced and made a thorough analysis of the UK education system to the audience.
Analyze the Trend toward Study in the UK
Mr. Wu Xinping, in his capacity of a British Council officer, shared some figures about overseas study in the UK, which is quite statistically helpful for families and students who are interested in going to the UK for further study.
William Rees Explained Admission Rules
William Rees, for ten years, acted as the admission officer of Eton College that has nurtured so many social elites like Cameron, former UK Prime Minister, and Boris Johnson, current UK Foreign Minister. He also led the design of the new Eton admission system which has been widely adopted by British schools. So no one knows admission rules of UK schools better than he does.
In his speech, he explained the admission rules from different aspects, from UK independent school system, to application advice, selection of schools, application requirements. He also recommended some of the best schools in his heart.
Raff Flackett Talked about Life in Eton
Mr. Raff Flackett is a proud alumni of Eton College, who also won the Music Scholarship of Eton. At school, he played as violinist which took him 4 hours in training. And he still needed to participate in daily sport activities as well as inter-house games.
Life at Eton is stressful yet exciting. Raff also shared candid photos of him when he was in Eton.
“If you come to the UK spending all your time studying in a room, then you need to think about whether you get the real sense of private school education in the UK. Because in addition to Eton, all schools in the UK want you to engage in extra-curricular activities as many as possible, to make full use of resources provided by the school and to try out so many different things. You could hardly find another time in your life to do that”, said Mr. Raff.
Perspectives from elites
Guests from Ping An Bank, JLL and VISAS also shared their opinions on study abroad economy.
Present at the activity, many Chinese parents had lots of concerns and questions about the UK education system and how to choose a school. Regarding these questions, William Rees, Raff and Stanley, Senior Consultant at BE Education gave their professional opinions.
Parents actively asked questions
William Rees was answering questions from parents
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