How YCIS Has Helped Me Prepare for What I Want to Do in the Future
Ruth, Year 11, Century Park Campus.
So many kids my age have no idea what they want to do when they get older, and guess what? I’m in the same boat. I have my interests, but at this point, I don’t know if those are the fields in which I want to pursue a professional career.
The best thing about YCIS is that the school has really helped foster my interests. Back in Year 7, I really didn’t even know what I liked to do, but the structure of our schedule let me try out a whole bunch of things. Aside from our regular classes, we had Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), etc. I really got to explore different areas of study in Lower Secondary and I learned more about myself.
By the time I got to Year 10, it wasn’t as if I had magically decided what I wanted to do. Choosing subjects was a bit difficult for me. In the beginning, I wanted to pick Music, Design and Technology (DT), and Geography for my three subjects, but after a lot of discussions and talking to people in other year levels, I reconsidered. It was extremely helpful to have the support of all of my teachers and fellow students; for them to give me their input — it meant a lot.
I stuck with Music because it was the subject I liked the most, which I figured out in Lower Secondary. I also focused on Geography. During the last semester of Year 9 we did a unit in Humanities on the causes of World War I and I discovered that I love History, which is the path I decided to take.
Even now, as I’m getting ready for the IB, I’m still not quite sure what I want to do, but I’ve found subjects that I like, and I know that I have the full support of our faculty and student community, which makes me feel like I can do anything!