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Student Profiles

Name Mr Chen Xi
Nationality Chinese
Prior to St Georges: Marshall was no stranger to studying away from home, having spent time at boarding schools in the UK prior to coming to Buckswood St George’s. He studies AS mathematics and IELTS in the first year with us and then progressed on to the University Foundation Course in 2014
Progress and Future As well as a keen saxophonist, Marshall was a unique individual who used his time at St George’s to develop as a person. He was awarded Challenge Cup winner in June 2014 for his progression over the year. In December 2015 he applied and was successful in becoming Deputy House Manager at the College. He learned how to manage a team of peers and took on responsibility for aspects of College life whilst still maintaining very high grades. His hard work paid off as he secured excellent IELTS grades for direct entry to university as well as scoring well over 70% on his Foundation course and a very impressive Pass with Merit in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Public Speaking Exam.

Marshall starts his undergraduate degree in Business Management at Kingston University in September 2015.

 

Name Mr Krishna Bhatt
Nationality Indian
Prior to St Georges: Krish completed High School in Uganda with very good grade prior to starting Buckswood St George’s College. He joined the Foundation Course in Business and Management quite late and had to work hard to catch-up with his peers. To his credit he maintained an attendance rate of over 98% and very quickly managed to meet expectations.
Progress and Future Krish settled in to studying in the UK very quickly. He joined the local cricket team and became their star player – his role in the Ugandan national team certainly helped. As well as securing excellent IELTS grades within a few months he also gained a Pass with Distinction in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Public Speaking Exam.

Krish has always wanted to work for NASA and chose this organization for his research topic in the Foundation Course. His ability to work at a higher level, combined with his excellent science grades from Uganda ensured he was offered undergraduate courses in Electronic Engineering. He is due to start Middlesex University in September 2015.

 

Name Mr Abdulaziz Alkhodair
Nationality Saudi Arabian
Prior to St Georges: Aziz came to the College as a low level English language user. He had completed secondary schooling in Saudi Arabia but needed to improve his second language prior to joining University in Saudi Arabia.
Progress and Future Aziz was an excellent student who progressed quickly in his classes. In a combination of group, small class and one-to-one tuition in English he moved through the course-books and eventually sat the IELTS exam in March 2015. He scored an excellent 6.0 in the speaking skill, grading him as a B2 level English language user. For his excellent progression he was named as Challenge Cup winner in June 2015.  He also took flying lessons, joined the football team and engaged with all students of all nationalities.

Aziz will start his university course in Business in Saudi Arabia in September 2015 and plans to achieve an equal 6.0 in the IELTS writing test this summer.

 

Name Mr Sultan Abusubait
Nationality Saudi Arabian
Prior to St Georges: Sultan came to Buckswood St George’s after having a very diverse education. As well as studying in Saudi Arabia he had also spent time in America and Buckswood Main School doing GCSE Maths and general English.  When he joined the College in January 2014 he wanted to complete his High School education in line with Saudi requirements. After discussion we arranged for Sultan to take classes in iGCSE English Language, English Literature, Physics, Chemistry, History, Arabic as well as AS and A2 Arabic and the University Foundation Course.
Progress and Future Sultan was without doubt the hardest working student at the College. His timetable was intense and it is to his credit he maintained a near 100% attendance rate. He worked hard to keep ahead of the work load and even completed the Foundation Course and research project during the Easter holiday so he could spend the summer term concentrating on his iGCSE exams.  How he also managed to find time to study and Pass the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Public Speaking Exam is beyond most of us. He also managed to squeeze in time to take a flying lesson and do a parachute jump. For his amazing achievement he was named Student of the Year in June 2015.

Sultan had two possible futures, one in engineering and one in law. He applied through UCAS and gained offers in both subjects. He received an unconditional offer from Aston University and will start an undergraduate course in law in September 2015.

 

Name Miss Julia Kuhne
Nationality German
Prior to St Georges: Julia attended schools in the UK where she studied English and AS courses in Geography, Business and Sociology. Julia did not do as well in her AS exams as was predicted and came to Buckswood St George’s to study on the University Foundation Course in Business and Management.
Progress and Future Julia succeeded in securing a good IELTS grade for her language including a 6.5 in the writing skill. She maintained an above 80% pass rate in all her UFC module exams and coursework and graduated from Buckswood St George’s in June 2014. She starts her undergraduate degree in Business Management at Queen Mary’s London in September 2014.
Name Miss Kateryna Soldatenkova
Nationality Ukranian
Prior to St Georges: Kate completed secondary school in the Ukraine and achieved excellent results in all subjects. She wanted a UK qualification to better her chances of gaining a place at a university in England and came to Buckswood St George’s to study on the University Foundation Course in Business and Management.
Progress and Future Kate succeeded in securing an excellent IELTS grade for her language including a 6.5 in the writing skill. She maintained an above 80% pass rate in all her UFC module exams and coursework and graduated from Buckswood St George’s with an overall of 92% in June 2014. She starts her undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations at King’s College, London in September 2014.
Name Yan Yu Lee
Nationality Hong Kong
Prior to St Georges: Yan Yu is no stranger to the UK education system having studied in this country for a few years, completing GCSEs, IGCSEs and AS Levels. Yan Yu achieved excellent results but found the AS course quite demanding and wanted to join a course that would concentrate more on Business and Management at a pace more suited to a non-native speaker.
Progress and Future Yan Yu achieved outstanding grades in the Foundation course, scoring no less than 90% in all aspects of exams and coursework. She initially accepted a place at the University of York to study International Relations and Politics, but then decided to switch to the University of Birmingham to study Business and Management, starting in September 2014.
Name Fan Ding
Nationality Chinese
Prior to St Georges: Fan completed her GaoKao in China with excellent grades. These are often enough to gain a place at undergraduate level in the UK but Fan required additional English language tuition.
Progress and Future Fan joined the Buckswood St George’s Foundation Courses and IELTS Preparation course. She progressed well in her language skills and developed a keen sense of business on the UFC. Due to her particular field of interest (Journalism) we adjusted the course content for her to have a specialised focus on this area. Fan did well throughout her time at Buckswood St George’s and is starting her undergraduate degree in Journalism and English at Coventry in September 2014.
Name Miss Yaritsa Fernandes
Nationality Angolian
Prior to St Georges: Yaritsa completed her High School education in Angola, achieving excellent results in all areas. She came to Buckswood St George’s on an intensive English language course in order to improve her language skills for entry into a UK university.
Progress and Future Yaritsa arrived at Buckswood St George’s in March 2014 as an elementary level language student. Working in both small classes and in one-to-one intensive tuition, as well as her own hard work, Yaritsa achieved an outstanding 7.0 in her IELTS writing exam in August 2014. This exceeded the grade required for direct entry into undergraduate study in the UK. Yaritsa starts her degree in Petroleum Engineering at Aberdeen University in September 2014.
Name Morten Olsen
Nationality German
Prior to St Georges: Morten had spent several years in the UK studying at a specialist boarding school. He had completed some GCSEs that included Maths and English with good grades. Unfortunately his school closed down half way through his A-Level years and he was left with a dilemma of what to do without having completed the AS course. He joined Buckswood St George’s Foundation Course as this one year course suited him better than going back to start A Levels from the start.
Progress and Future Morten was already a high level English language learner so had no problems excelling in this aspect of the course. Despite having a GCSE in English he chose to take the IELTS examination and easily gained a 7.0 in the writing skill. Morten worked well on the course and achieved very good grades throughout. He starts an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Royal Holloway, University of London in September 2014.
Parent Statement “At this occasion I want to thank you and all of Morten’s teachers once again very much for your support and your guidance. Buckswood St George’s has brought very great progress to Morten’s personal and academic development. Now it’s up to him to seize his opportunities”.