The last stop of the 2017 China visit by William Rees, the former admission officer of Eton College was held in Shanghai on Jul. 8. Over a hundred participants attended the activity, including guests such as William Rees, Raff Flackett, proud alumni of Eton & the Head of BE UK, David Wang, Head of Partnerships of The British Council, Zheng Zhou from Ping An Bank, Li Yunsi from JLL and Qiu Tingrui, Deputy Channel Director of VISAS.
Jenny Xiao at BE Education kicked off the activity at 2pm.
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? What examinations should be sat for application to UK schools? After the opening remarks, Ellen Xu, Area Director of BE, gave a speech in which she made a thorough analysis of the UK education system to the audience.
Analyze the Trend toward Study in the UK
David Wang, in his capacity of Head of Partnerships of The British Council, shared some figures about overseas study in the UK, and analyzed the trend toward 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 lecture on “Entry to UK independent schools and how to navigate it”, he explained the admission rules from different aspects, from UK independent school system, to application advice, selection of schools, application requirements. In addition, he made an analysis and comparison of several leading independent schools in the UK, and named a few outstanding 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.
“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, other 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 and JLL also talked about how to bring down study abroad costs and how to support education with property investment.
There's a huge difference between UK and Chinese education system, which could be seen in school age range, curriculum, mode of teaching, etc. So parents often fail to find a clue about which school to apply to. 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 Ellen at BE Education gave their professional opinions.
Photos from the scene
Parents actively asked questions and took down notes
Little gifts from VISAS and PearlDeluxe
The 2017 China Visit by Former Admission Officer of Eton College Series Activity have ended, which achieved a great success.
In September this year, a joint admissions activity of more than ten leading UK schools such as The Cheltenham Ladies' College, Downe House and The King's School, Canterbury is going to take place in China, giving Chinese students an opportunity to gain direct entry into top UK schools.
Students who want to participate in the interview should take a pre-test organized by BE first. Registration begins now!
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