Student Blog

  • Tips for New Students to YCIS Shanghai

    Transitioning to a new school may seem daunting, but it is something that everyone must experience at one time or another. To all of the students who are new to YCIS Shanghai, here is a handful of tips that can help you adjust to your new school.

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  • Top Five Reasons to Study at YCIS Puxi from ECE through Secondary

    There are many reasons why students should study at YCIS from ECE through Secondary. It can be the best time of our life, unforgettable for the rest of our lives! Below are my top five reasons:

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  • 10 Key Phrases for Travelling in China

    As the world enhances the possibility for people from all around the globe to travel between countries, China has become one of the most popular tourist destinations for travellers. As the language in China is quite complex, it is most helpful for visitors or newcomers to Shanghai to learn some important phrases that they can use during their time here. The following are ten phrases that will help you a lot:

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  • How to Stay Organised for IGCSE

    To all the students who are transitioning to IGCSE soon, staying organised is essential, especially when you have to complete all of your learning, coursework, and exams in just two short years. As an IGCSE student almost heading to IB, here is my advice for staying organised in Years 10 and 11.

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  • My Experience Studying IGSCE at YCIS Puxi

    Last year, I finished the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme at YCIS Puxi Secondary. This qualification is the most popular international certificate worldwide for students aged 14-16 and is organised by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

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  • The Impact of Leading the Student Council

    It is safe to say that I have grown from my experience as Student Council Co-President.

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  • My Favourite Teacher at YCIS and How They Inspired Me

    Who is my favourite teacher at YCIS?  That’s a hard question! After 13 years of learning at the school, I think I should come up with an answer. Throughout these 13 years, many teachers have helped me go through difficulties and challenges. No matter if they are still here or they left, they have always inspired me to improve myself. I feel that one of my teachers that inspired me the most, however, was the IB coordinator, Dr Maria Sieve, and I thought that I should thank her.

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  • How I Like to Spend My Free Time on Campus

    Life on campus is never limited here at YCIS Shanghai. It is common to see students enjoying themselves in the school during breaks and even after school, certainly not feeling compelled to leave as soon as the bell rings. Many students prefer to stay in the library, a quiet and peaceful place that is suitable for both revising and chatting with friends, and I am also one of those who often frequent the library. It’s a tranquil place, as no one will be disturbing me, and nothing will distract me, which helps me to focus better. The cafeteria is also an option during breaks to buy some tempting snacks to fuel my brain, but, most of all, I prefer spending my free time out on the field when possible.

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  • How Students Can Deal with Stress

    Unfortunately, stress can be an issue for school students, and it is something that can increase as we get older. High-stress levels can be extremely harmful to a teenager’s health and well-being, negatively impacting academic performance. So how can we deal with stress at school?

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