Student Blog

  • Samba, Saxophone, Scholarships and Sofia

    This week we speak to Sofia Dementyeva, who was awarded a scholarship this year to join Yew Chung International School of Beijing. Sofia explains what it takes to be a scholar, and offers some advice to future applicants.

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  • Francesco Babs: The Modest Scholar

    Yew Chung International School of Beijing has an active scholarship programme and every year awards scholarships to outstanding students who excel in a range of areas. We speak to Francesco Babs, one of this year’s scholars, about his award.

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  • Claudia Rader: How to Make a Difference

    In our student blog this week we talk to Claudia Rader. Claudia has made a big impact at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, being involved with a variety of co-curricular activities spanning sports, music and charity and always striving to make a difference to our community.

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  • Josh Perrett: IBDP and Beyond

    With the school year coming to a close, we prepare to say goodbye to our year 13 leavers. Among them is Josh Perrett who has been at Yew Chung International School of Beijing for four years. We ask him about the IBDP and his advice for future students, his plans for next year, and what he’s going to miss most after graduating.  

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  • Selina and Cici: Getting Involved with Giving Back

    In this week’s edition of Student Blogs, we meet YCIS Beijing Year 12 students Selina and Cici. Selina and Cici are heavily involved with a range of charitable activities in Beijing and beyond. Here they discuss their most memorable experiences, why charity is so important to them and offer advice to other students looking to follow in their footsteps.

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  • Vani Gupta: The Superlative Senior

    In this week’s edition of Student Blogs, we introduce Year 13 student Vani Gupta. Originally from India, Vani has been with Yew Chung International School of Beijing for seven years where she’s developed into one of the student body’s most charitably active and academically high-achieving members.  

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  • David Clotworthy: A Star in the Making

    In this week’s edition of Student Blogs, we introduce Year 11 student David Clotworthy. Originally from New Zealand, David has been with Yew Chung International School of Beijing for 6 years, where – through his passion for drama – he’s become one the most well-liked and visible students on campus.

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  • Artists’ Impressions: Year 11 Students Published in INKBEAT

    In this week’s edition of Student Blogs, we’re delighted to highlight the achievements of Year 11 students Amy Yin and Sydney Lee, both of whom were recently published in the latest edition of INKBEAT Youth Journal – a literary journal that celebrates the writing and art of students in the Beijing area. Sydney’s artwork is featured on the cover, while Amy had a short story published.

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  • Natalie Rader: The Humble High-Achiever

    In this week’s edition of Student Blogs, we’re delighted to highlight the outstanding achievement of Year 13 student Natalie Rader, who was recently named a Commended Student in the 2018 United States National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students are recognised for their exceptional academic promise, as determined by placing in the top 2% of scorers from more than 1.6 million entrants in the 2018 competition.

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