- What is the nature of YWIES Beijing? Why is it called "International Education School"?
YWIES Beijing, located at Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area provides Early Childhood Education, Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary education to students in China. The curriculum is different from local schools and conventional international schools. It is an integration of Chinese National Curriculum and overseas high quality education resources. The school offers a truly international education with the best of the East and West elements to both local and expatriate students in China.
- What are the admissions requirements of YWIES Beijing?
YWIES Beijing welcomes both local and expatriate students in China but imposes strict entrance requirements. To be admitted by the school, students have to go through entrance academic assessments including English and Mathematics, as well as personal interviews. Students’ character is also an important criterion. Therefore, we require the prospective students to provide their previous two years' school performance and personality assessment.
- Is it possible to study at YWIES Beijing if the student is weak at English?
YWIES Beijing has an excellent team of professional foreign teachers and a genuine English environment, and we are experienced in teaching English as a second language. Together with our multicultural environment and Intensive English Programme, we effectively enhance students’ English standard.
- Is the curriculum at YWIES Beijing connecting with other international curriculums?
YWIES Beijing offers an Overseas University Preparatory Programme, leading to an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and a University Preparation (General Certificate of Education Advanced Level, A Level). The IGCSE and A Level certificates are issued by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and are widely recognised in the world.
- How does YWIES Beijing help students apply for overseas universities?
YWIES Beijing works to overcome all the difficulties including the academic performance and application procedures to help students continue their study in overseas universities. The counsellors from the school and the Foundation help students identify their interests and goals by individual tutoring, and recommend them the suitable universities and major study areas. Through our extensive network, our graduates at YWIES were admitted to renowned overseas universities.
- Is YWIES Beijing only concerned about the academic performance of students?
YWIES Beijing not only cares about students’ academic performance, but also their holistic development. The school provides a wide range of after-school activities to balance their study and interests. Students are involved in the community through winter camps, summer camps and international activities. Professional teachers are here to guide them on dealing with studying, daily life challenges, and character development. The school is also concerned about the development of leadership qualities in the students, so that they are able to lead and make a difference in the global environment.
- How should parents communicate with the school when they have questions?
The school has a Parents Relations Team to facilitate the communications among parents, the school and teachers. Parents can contact the Parents Relations Officers or give suggestions to teachers directly. We listen to parents so as to provide students with more professional education services.