Top Tips for Triumphing over Testing Tribulations
With the arrival of Beijing spring, our Upper Secondary students are feeling the heat, both climatically and academically. We went to one of our star Year 12 students Cecilia Cao to learn what she does to survive the rigors of the IB Diploma Programme testing season.
Studying in Secondary School & University Applications
My name is Charles Yin. I’m currently studying in Year 13 at YCIS Beijing. I love physics and mathematics, but am also interested in politics (especially of the US) and technology.
Student Blog: Capturing the Moment
In this edition of student blogs, Year 11 student Hope Evans discusses her passion for photography, her current exhibitions and YCIS Beijing’s Visual Arts Programme.
Academic Opportunities with Student Scholarships
In this edition of student blogs, Year 10 student Annika Peterson discusses her full Overall Achievement scholarship and how it has contributed to her studies and future dreams.
Transitioning to Secondary School with Luca Viscapi
Luca Viscapi, a Year 6 student at YCIS Beijing, spoke with us about the apprehension and excitement that come with the move to Secondary School life. His current teacher, James Sweeney, talked a bit about his background: “While he is French, Luca has grown up in a wide range of places including Taiwan, New Zealand, and China. His passions vary greatly from football goalkeeping with the local club to international politics. He is an avid reader and cites Tolkien as a great inspiration. He enjoys creating his own countries and worlds just as Tolkien did. Furthermore, he is a gifted linguist who can speak Chinese, English and French fluently. His open-mindedness and creativity within the classroom and on the playground make him an exemplary student and representative of YCIS Beijing.” Check out his blog below!
Honing the Artistic Process
Tiffany Choi is a Year 13 student in the IB Arts Programme at YCIS Beijing. Check out her recent student blog as she explores her motivations for creating visual art, the complexities of the artistic process, and how her love of hamburgers inspired her favourite piece of art.
Business and Entrepreneurship in Secondary School
Year 11 student Nao Yoshinaga describes her hands-on experience with marketing and event planning through YCIS Beijing’s Enterprise class.
Competitive Table Tennis at YCIS Beijing
Year 11 YCIS Beijing athlete Mio Kawai talks table tennis strategy and what the sport has meant to her.