A student’s life at Alexanders College
Recently we had the great pleasure in visiting Alexanders College at Bawdsey, Suffolk. We had a tour of the school with Yalcin, who is the School Captain of Alexander’s College.
We discussed the changes within our guardianship department talked about their updates so that we are fully informed when advising parents and placing students on behalf of our overseas Partners. Sally was especially keen to learn more about our accreditation with TravelSafe and enquire about the stringent regulations we set out for all our Host Families.
Yalcin is studying for his A-levels in maths, physics, chemistry and biology. He was born in Turkey but now lives in Bawdsey on the school’s campus.
He is the Captain of the Alexander’s basketball team and likes doing sports such as basketball, football, rugby, fitness.
Yalcin has lots of goals for his future. One of his biggest goals is to become a surgeon.
In order to study medicine in England he will be required to have lots of work experience and AAA in his subjects. Last year Yalcin completed his GCSEs at Alexander’s College and he achieved the grades to study the required subjects in A levels for medicine at universities in the UK.
This is his second year at Alexanders. The last two years have helped him understand things such as importance of studying and friendship. Yalcin’s parents couldn’t say no when I asked them to do his A levels with Alexander’s.
Alexanders is a second home to many students. Yalcin has lots of friends who have come to Alexander’s to improve their English but have stayed for their GCSE and A levels.
“We do a lot of sports and this makes our friendship stronger, unbreakable. Living, improving and getting along with friends makes Alexander’s special for everybody. We are a family, including staff and students”.
Over the past two years he has changed noticeably in areas such as maturity and responsibility. He is happy that I chose to study at Alexander’s; these years will decide his future and I believe that I am in the right place.
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The second winner of the Bright World WOW Award 2018/19 goes to our Accommodation and Travel Manager, Fi Williamson for outstanding work in successfully placing students with host families.
With students from the UK, Africa, China, Hong Kong, Korea, The Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe, Bournemouth Collegiate School A-Level Boarders have achieved record breaking results this year with a fantastic 74% of grades at A*-B, and 96* A*-C.