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MOST lec­tur­ers will sigh as their stu­dents bury their faces in their hands out of frus­tra­tion.

Af­ter six years of run­ning the In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate ( IB) Diploma at Fairview, ev­ery stu­dent they meet has the same an­swer to the ques­tion: “What do you want to do af­ter high school?” – the stu­dent sim­ply doesn’t know.

Stu­dents are of­ten pres­sured into mak­ing a life­long de­ci­sion af­ter they fin­ish high school:

“Sci­ence stream or Art stream? What ca­reer should I choose? What pro­gramme should I pick? Which one gets me to my goal ( what­ever it may be) faster?”

With the av­er­age adult chang­ing jobs five times be­fore the age of 35 why are kids even pres­sured to nar­row their op­tions at 18?

Some ask if they should pur­sue A- Lev­els, with its exam- ori­ented ap­proach and sim­ple three sub­jects.

Most will worry about how their fam­ily will cope with the in­creas­ing cost of col­lege and ter­tiary education.

For them ap­ply­ing for the In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate Diploma Pro­gramme ( IBDP) schol­ar­ship at Fairview In­ter­na­tional School is a choice to con­sider.

Founded in 1968, the IB Diploma is a two- year pro­gramme that has rapidly gained recog­ni­tion in­ter­na­tion­ally.

Amer­i­can Univer­si­ties like Har­vard, Stan­ford and Duke have re­peat­edly stated they pre­fer the IB Diploma.

Re­search by the UK govern­ment con­clu­sively proved that IB DP stu­dents are twice as likely to be ad­mit­ted to the top 10 univer­si­ties in the UK com­pared to A- Lev­els stu­dents.

Univer­sity feed­back con­firms that IB Diploma stu­dents are aca­dem­i­cally strong if not stronger than oth­ers in tra­di­tional rote learn­ing pro­grammes, but come pre­pared with an ar­ray of life skills and of­ten pos­sess a great sense of pur­pose char­ac­terised by their love for hu­man­ity.

The IBDP pro­vides an ad­van­tage to stu­dents when com­pet­ing for univer­sity place­ments and ca­reer paths.

The IB Diploma stu­dent is dif­fer­ent from other pre- univer­sity stu­dents in that they have a sense of pur­pose and are driven to suc­ceed.

The IB Diploma stu­dent yearns to be dif­fer­ent from many other stu­dents, uniquely equipped with the trans­fer­able skills to suc­ceed in an un­known fu­ture full of un­cer­tain­ties.

The pro­gramme al­lows stu­dents to dis­cover and de­velop con­fi­dence in who they are, what do they be­lieve in and how to con­tin­u­ally re­fine their char­ac­ter in their fu­ture.

Over the last five years, Fairview In­ter­na­tional School has of­fered over RM1.2mil in schol­ar­ships ev­ery year to stu­dents in their pur­suit of the IBDP pro­gramme.

In 2015, the IB Diploma at Fairview achieved an av­er­age of 36 points out of a max­i­mum 45 points, among the high­est scores in the world.

Find out how to trans­form your life with the IB Diploma at Fairview. Ap­ply now at www. fairview. edu. my, e- mail leo@ fairview. edu. my or call at 03- 4142 0888.

Fa­cade of the Fairview In­ter­na­tional school.

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