Preparation for University starts many years before Year 13; CCS School Wide Learner Expectations are foundational to the preparation process.  Once students reach Year 10, they need to be actively engaged in planning for their education routing after Year 13.

The following table is a general schedule to help guide students through the process of learning about, finding and applying to university. 

Year  10

  • Students will be helped to make a successful transition to Key stage 4 (IGCSE), both academically and socially, so that students gain a deeper understanding of their values, learning styles, communication preferences, and team/leadership skills.
  • Students are encouraged to become involved in Gotong Royong activities, community activities, and sports to ensure that they have a balanced learning experience.
  • They reflect on their learning and choose their IB options.
Year 11

  • Students should reflect on their performance and set new goals. They will finalize their IB choices.
  • Self-advocacy is emphasized, and the development of a confident communication style.
  • They will explore new activities and opportunities, aiming to show leadership and initiative in work experience placements, volunteering and/or sports.
Year 12

  • Preparation for college through self-awareness and understanding of the college search and application processes.
  • Students develop a deeper understanding of self through values clarification and engaging in ethical thinking.
  • End of semester assessment results are reviewed and an improvement plan is developed.
  • Students are introduced to CV writing and write a letter requesting a reference from teachers.
  • Students planning to study in North America will need to take ACT/ SAT.
  • Students meet the counsellor for a short 1-to-1 career planning session
  • Students meet with university representatives throughout the year
Year 13

  • Year 13 sees the beginning of students’ careers, launching them towards their future. Reflection and emotional intelligence remain key components of the PSHE program.
  • The first semester is geared towards application completion, financial aid planning, and career development.
  • They will reflect on their CAS experiences in depth.
  • The second semester offers more in terms of preparing students for everything that accompanies going off to college – living with roommates, working with professors, managing stress and making healthy choices.
Please email Arabella Higgins [email protected] or [email protected] for more information
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