As boarding school and university admission is becoming increasingly competitive, students with an international school background have a clear advantage with an increased cultural exposure and internationally recognised curriculum. With more than a hundred of international schools to choose from, each with their own entry requirements, gaining acceptance from a top Hong Kong international school is becoming ever more challenging and many schools now have long waiting lists.
Initial Assessment & Goal-setting
GRTalent Counsellors would first meet with the student for an initial assessment in order to evaluate their suitability for particular international schools. We would also make recommendations of which schools would offer the best fit in terms of learning environment and development opportunities for the student.
Admission Test & Interview Preparation
We advise students on engaging in leadership activities and community services strategically in order to enhance their personal profile, and we would also offer constant academic guidance and support in order to ensure the student is academically capable to handle the challenging admission tests of the international schools.
School Visit & Recommendations
As each international school is different, we would also give recommendation for international school choice based on further career development and university destination. Some schools have better track record for overseas university admission for particular destinations, and our Counsellors will be able to analyse these in order to help the student in their future academic planning beyond secondary school.
School Application Assistance
School applications are more than just filling in the forms. There is a fine balance between showcasing your child’s talents and overdoing it. Our Counsellors will give your the best advice and note the things to avoid in an application to maximise your child’s chance of successful application.
Navigating and Nurturing
We can continue to monitor their academic progress, particularly in English proficiency, and encourage them to engage in rewarding extracurricular activities. This helps students develop interests that will enhance their chance of entering a top school or university later. Being able to flourish in an English-learning environment is a key skill.
GRTalent can help parents prepare themselves and their children to integrate into the new environment and culture. We can guide parents to better communicate with their children, develop cross-cultural friendships, and confidently deal with the various challenges presented by the new and culturally-diverse environment.