Student Blog

  • Applying Economic and Business Knowledge at Summer Tournament

    From August 1­–5, six YCIS Shanghai schoolmates and I participated in the ASDAN Business Simulation Open Tournament in Songjiang, Shanghai, and it was the highlight of my summer.

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  • 5 Top Tips for Students Preparing for External Exams

    For Secondary students, it can feel like the rainy days of April bring along a sign: exams are coming! External exams for the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) are a culmination of our academic journeys in Year 11 and Year 13 respectively. Everything that we have learned over the course of two years is concluded with these tests. In order to prepare well in advance for the exams to keep stress at bay, here are a few study tips that I hope will be helpful:

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  • Chinese Classes at YCIS Shanghai

    Chinese class at YCIS is one of the most important classes I have. Living in an ever-expanding world, having a grasp of languages is already a necessity, and this will be the case even more so in the future. Chinese, being the most widely spoken language in the world (spoken by 918 million people), should be one of the first language choices by anyone on this planet. Compared to other languages, being able to speak Chinese is also going to give you a lot more choices for success in the future.

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  • The 5 Best Things About My Teachers at YCIS Pudong

    The first thing I’d like to mention is that my teachers are very knowledgeable about their subjects. They know what they need to know in order to teach the subject, but that’s not all. My teachers go above and beyond the syllabus — that’s just a testament to how much they know.

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  • The Importance of Reading

    Reading develops your mind. By exploring different areas of your mind and changing your perception of things, reading helps you grow mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. Every book, comic, magazine, and leaflet you read allows you to enhance not only your reading skills and knowledge but also your imagination.

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  • Celebrating Christmas in China

    Christmas is one of the most well-known holidays in the world, and I imagine that you can’t possibly miss seeing the festivities that take place around the globe. While Christmas is not a nationally-recognised holiday in China, we are still able to enjoy holiday celebrations while living in Shanghai.

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  • What Makes YCIS Unique

    I have been attending YCIS since 2010, when I was in Kindergarten (K4), and I am happy to say that over the course of the past 9 years I have always appreciated the school life here. Even though there are many other international schools in Shanghai, I believe YCIS suits me the best.

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  • Academic Excellence at YCIS

    I have always perceived YCIS as the most excellent international school in Shanghai and after looking at the statistics from past years, I can confidently say that my understanding was true and accurate.

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  • My Top Five Things to Do Around Puxi Secondary Campus (When not in the Classroom)

    Despite having a very full learning experience within the classroom each day at YCIS Puxi Secondary, there are a lot of other activities to partake in on campus outside the classroom walls. Throughout the day, we are given plenty of time to explore the school grounds to our heart’s content, and we can use the various school facilities during our free time.

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