Counselor’s Corner – May 15, 2020

Social-Emotional Counseling

This week has been tough! We are noticing a slump in student morale, which is completely understandable.  This has been a long haul.  From a college counseling perspective, I’d like to encourage students to take a deep breath and commit to stay strong to the finish. This is an opportunity to show resilience by bringing up your grades during a  challenging time.  All grades become part of your transcript, sent to universities. From a socio-emotional perspective, I’d like to ask students to keep your eyes on the prize-the end is in sight. You’ve got this!  Please reach out for help if you need it.  We are all here for you (as you saw in the staff video;) and we are very happy to help you.

College and Career Counseling

Students in Grades 10 & 11 have created their professional CVs and have completed research in BridgeU, our online university search and application program,  to find degrees that fit their career interests and best fit universities offering these degrees. If you are a parent of a student in these grade levels, please ask them about their university research.

College of the Week – Queen Mary University-London and University of Nicosia

UK or EU accredited medical programmes
With the deadlines for most medical programmes having passed there are now a limited number of options for aspiring medical students looking to enrol in September 2020. There are however, two world-class medical schools still open for applications but seats are becoming more limited and offers are being made on a rolling basis.

Selection for both of these programmes is determined by an online video conference interview providing further reassurance for applicants.

Queen Mary University of London – (MBBS Malta)
Queen Mary University of London – a UK programme – have a campus in the idyllic Mediterranean nation of Malta. This is the same programme as taught in London so comes with direct GMC eligibility. This is perfect for those students who are solely focused on gaining a UK degreeApplications are made outside of UCAS and are 100% free of charge.

Following a video interview, applicants currently studying their A-levels will be made a conditional offer of AAB. IB students will be required to gain 37 points overall. At least two sciences on A-levels or at the Higher Level on the IB are required.

Applications for the MBBS Malta are FREE and can be made HERE!

University of Nicosia in Cyprus
This spectacular programme is situated in the Cypriot capital and is one of the best equipped medical schools in the European Union. With truly world-class accommodation and clinical placement opportunities in the UK and USA, the University of Nicosia is becoming the first choice for a growing number of aspiring doctors.

Admission is based on a video interview with offers conditional on your A-level, IB or High School Diploma results. Offers for A-level candidates are ABB including Biology and one other Science. International Baccalaureate candidates require 32 points overall with 16 at the Higher Level. Biology and one other science at the Higher Level is mandatory.

Applications for the University of Nicosia can be made HERE!