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University Visits, Summer Program and SAT

Mark Attwood
Paul Yap
Quennie Yang
BSM Higher Education Website – to access to information about the HE process at BSM.

We are very proud of our Year 13s who have submitted their applications to seven different countries combined. Of the 57 students who have applied, over 60% of them have already received offers, while the balance are waiting for responses which we hope to receive within the next month or so. Over 70% of our applications have been to the UK this year which is different from previous years, with a sharp increase in applications to Asia. We look forward to sharing their success with you at a later date.

Meanwhile, Year 12 students have begun their university application journey. Reflection, planning and researching is well underway and we have started our one to one interviews.

University Visits
11 March 12.40 – 1.20 PM University of British Columbia, Canada. More commonly referred to as UBC, is a public research university with campuses and facilities in British Columbia, Canada. Based on the 2018 QS World University Rankings, UBC is ranked 47th in the world with strong emphasis in geography, education, agriculture and forestry, psychology, nursing, mathematics, and accounting and finance. Most students are enrolled in one of five faculties: Arts, Science, Applied Science, UBC Faculty of Medicine and the Sauder School of Business. The talk will be held in Humanities 5, El Nido building

11 March 12.40 – 1.20 PM Loyola Marymount University, USA Is the home to six colleges and schools: College of Liberal Arts, College of Communication and Fine Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Science and Engineering, School of Education and School of Film and Television. The Wall Street Journal, in its “2016 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings”, ranked Loyola Marymount 110th in the nation among 1,000+ U.S. universities and colleges. The talk will be held in Humanities 6, El Nido building.

12 March 3.00 – 5.00 PM Austrade Future Unlimited Education Fair. Representatives from 12 Universities and College from Australia will be visiting to talk about their programmes and admissions policies. The talk will be held in the LRC Level 2.

13 March 12.40 – 1.20 PM My Future Paths. Offers three distinct summer programmes for students from 16 – 18 years old, that will expose students not only to university campuses but also allow them to explore academically rigourous fields of study. The talk will be held in the Humanities 6, El Nido Building.

Summer Programmes
It’s that time of the year again when universities and colleges around the world advertise summer programmes for students. Although we highly encourage our students to explore and dive into their passions through these programmes, these programmes are enrichment only and don’t affect college applications. Interlochen Arts Camp – Interlochen offers a range of high-calibre arts programmes for students at every skill level, immersing them in a multidisciplinary, global arts community on their beautiful campus in northwest Michigan. For more information visit:

The SAT is a selection of optional external tests that many colleges in the USA require for admission consideration. Please speak with us about the suitability of this exam set before you sign up.

Registration deadline for 4 May SAT Test is on 5 April. Please remember to register as early as possible as the BSM testing centre fills up quickly.

Registration can be done at

On the day of the SAT: be early, by 7.30 am, for the SAT and bring:

  • Admission ticker which you print from your SAT registration console
  • Your school ID, which will be used to properly identify you as the test taker
  • Two number 2 pencils
  • Calculator and/or backup calculator
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