International department receives education award
Gower College Swansea has received an Education First (EF) High School Global Education Excellence Award.
The award was given to the College in recognition of its role in helping a number of their students achieve excellent A Level results and progress to some of the world’s most prestigious universities.
Our International students were among a group of over 80 learners who attended this year’s Swansea HE+ Consortium visit to Cambridge.
The event included subject specific masterclasses, college visits and a relaxing punting session on the River Cam.
Pictured here are Jasmine and Molly, both from China, who are studying maths and sciences at Gower College Swansea.
Sister School partnership agreed
Gower College Swansea has signed a ‘Sister School’ partnership with Wuhan No. 49 High School, China, with both parties agreeing to participate in student and staff exchanges and share best practice.
Cissy returns to the stage for Chinese New Year event
Cissy, a second year International student, took centre stage again this year at the Chinese New Year celebrations held at the National Waterfront Museum.
The event is organised by the Chinese in Wales Association and has grown steadily in popularity since its launch.
Cissy charmed visitors by playing the erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument.
International students celebrating top university offers
Our International students are currently holding offers from some of the UK’s top universities, including 20 of the 24 Russell Group Universities.
“This is further evidence of the outstanding standard of teaching and learning at Gower College Swansea,” says International Manager Kieran Keogh.
Continued maths success
A total of 65 students from Gower College Swansea took part in the recent Individual Senior Maths Challenge (these challenges are undertaken by more than 600,000 students from more than 4000 schools and college across the UK).
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.