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.