International schools on the horizon for College
Gower College Swansea recently welcomed Dr. Wen Cao - Dean of International at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) - who presented to senior managers and board members on the topic of K-12 international education in China.
A day out in Bath
A group of our International students enjoyed an exciting trip to one of Britain’s most appealing cities.
They visited the Roman Baths and spent time at the award-winning Bath Christmas Market.
The group also had time to browse the artisan goods and tuck in to some delicious street food.
Teacher training programme a success
Gower College Swansea recently welcomed teachers from Zhuzhou, Hunan, China to participate in a short teacher training programme.
Our Chinese guests observed a range of different A Level classes and taught sessions and also participated in a cultural exchange event, with some of our current Chinese students performing in the role of interpreters.
International students had a great time getting into the festive spirit at Swansea’s Waterfront Winterland.
The evening started off with an ice skating session followed by all the fun of the fairground.
It was wonderful to see our students relaxing together before they break up for their Christmas holidays.
Top marks for our International mathematicians
Gower College Swansea recently hosted a regional heat for the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge, a competition coordinated by the United Kingdom Maths Trust and sponsored by Rolls Royce.
Over 1200 teams took part this year and International students Jonas, Faye, Jasmine and Tony, who are all from China, secured first place in their heat.
Table tennis success for International student
Congratulations to International student Jarret-Yuzhe Zhang on winning the Welsh Colleges Table Tennis Championship.
Jarret, who is from Singapore, scooped first place by defeating the reigning champion - and fellow GCS student - Jacob Young.
The two, who are good friends and often practice together, will go on to represent Wales in the National Championships next April.
The girls did good!
Second year International students have donated original artwork for greeting cards to raise money for Children in Need.
Maggie and Iris, who both study fine art and textiles and Trista, a photography student, supplied the fabulous images.
Sale of the cards generated almost £100.
International students aiming high
Seven International A Level students have applied to study at either Cambridge or Oxford University in September 2019.
All of these students achieved at least three A grades in their AS exams and have already received offers from world renowned universities such as Imperial College London, UCL and London School of Economics.
College signs educational partnership agreement
International Manager Kieran Keogh has signed an educational partnership agreement with Britlink, a subsidiary of the large Singapore based Dimensions Education Group, to deliver vocational qualifications throughout Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam.
How green is my valley?
International Students got together to take in the great views of the Garw Valley during their half term visit to Bryngarw Country Park.
They enjoyed exploring the woodland paths and having fun in the play area - especially going down its gigantic slide.