I chose to study in the UK because I wanted to gain a well-respected education and also explore the cutural experience that this country has to offer. With excellent support from TEC Vietnam and a scholarship from Rossall School, my transition from a Vietnamese high school to a British boarding school has laid to a solid platform for my academic future.
At Rossall, I have gained numerous GCSE's qualifications and a prestigious international Baccalaureate diploma. Outside the classroom, my favourite part about boarding life is the sheer amount of responsibilities you are given in the house as well as at shool. Being chosen for two leadership roles that are School Monitor and Deputy House Captain during my final Sixth Form year has allowed me to find a balance between academic and social life, an extremely important quality as I imagine.
About the IB - I believe the decision to partake the IB should not lie in the questions of "how is it better than A-levels / other qualifications?" but rather "is the IB right for me?". Different people possess different set of skills and learning preferences. As someone who is more comfortable with a breath of subjects rather than depth itself, the academic program suited me really well. CAS, on another note, inspired me to become more pro-active in social services on a regular basis. Looking back now, I think it was crucial to be introduced to this component of life so early on as it truly set IB graduates apart as global citizens of the future.