Leading in Chinese Education with Higher-Quality | 优质中文教育的引路者
In the 2019 Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), students of Yew Chung International School of Qingdao, once again, earned themselves a place amongst the world’s brightest!
We are honoured to announce that, in IGCSE Foreign Language in Mandarin Chinese, KIM Bo Yoon and KIM Dong Hyun were awarded the Top Mark in the world. To our same proud, all the YCIS Qingdao IGCSE students achieved A*, the IGCSE top grade.
IGCSE, offered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), is an integrated part of international education and has been one of the most famous and well-established curricula. The authority of IGCSE is widely recognised among the top universities worldwide. YCIS Qingdao students have been gaining excellent results in their IGCSE Exams since 2010. Each year more than one of our student receiving the IGCSE Top Mark for three years consecutively. All these excellent awards gained by our students are the best proof of YCIS Qingdao being the pioneer in international education.
▲KIM Bo Yoon (left) and KIM Dong Hyun (right), starting school at YCIS Qingdao from March 2013 and August 2007 respectively. In the bottom of the picture are the articles published in the YCIS Magazine by the two IGCSE Top Mark students. KIM Bo Yoon’s two siblings are YCIS Qingdao alumni as well, and his sister, KIM Bo Kyung, received the IGCSE Top Mark in the world in 2017 | 金甫润（左）和金东炫（右），分别于2013年3月及2007年8月起就读于青岛耀中国际学校。图片下方展示的是两位世界最高分学生于耀中校刊上发表的文章。金甫润同学的两位姐姐也皆是青岛耀中校友，二姐金甫庚更是2017年的IGCSE世界最高分及世界杰出奖获得者
▲ YCIS Qingdao has been witnessing the growth and development of each student | 青岛耀中见证着每一位学生的成长与发展
Among the Qingdao area, YCIS is the only international school earning these outstanding achievements and has also been accredited by more international agencies than any other international school in terms of international accreditation. The reputation YCIS Qingdao has been earning amongst the international community is a significant piece of evidence to our long-lasting attention on qualified education and Holistic Focus.
As a school of international education, how to better blend Chinese and Western culture into one integrated educational language, and create a rigorous learning atmosphere? Which level of individual focus do we put on our students? How does Yew Chung annotate Holistic Focus with daily teaching? Why do our students and parents firmly trust YCIS Principles and Practices, and why does the school reputation keep extending among the international community with a Word-of-Mouth effect? All answers to these questions you can easily find at YCIS Qingdao.
▲ Up until today, YCIS Qingdao has been accredited by six authorised international agencies, i.e., the Council of International Schools (CIS), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), College Board, the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) | 青岛耀中已通过国际学校总会、国际文凭组织、剑桥大学国际考试委员会、美国大学理事会、中蒙国际学校协会、东亚学校联合会等六家权威国际机构的认证或授权
Academic Staff: Generating Individual Focus and Rigorous Atmosphere | 教学团队：关注个体，严谨治学
At YCIS Qingdao, individual needs are always on top of our mind. Over time, the study progress of each student is recorded and measured separately. Every year, YCIS teachers will set differentiated learning objectives for students based on their cultural background, as well as current levels in different subjects. The progressive learning process has significantly enhanced students’ enthusiasm in the study.
At YCIS Qingdao, the identity of the teacher does not limit to the academical tutor. With the learning pressure of students growing, YCIS teachers do best in providing professional guidance to solve the problem students might encounter in both academic and daily life. The engaging connection between teachers and students ensures the latter to timely reflect on their puzzles, and receive sufficient support and help without delay.
▲ Chinese Classes for Secondary Students | 中学部的中文课堂
Stick to YCIS Principles and Practices, Develop both Intelligence and Emotion | 恪守耀中理念与实践，智情共长
The meticulous learning atmosphere is adopted at our school, and students are requested to develop an initial and diligent attitude, whilst they learn. This is of much importance regarding Language Acquisition, which does not happen in one day. Only by the accumulation of learning materials and strengthening in daily practise, shall the significant improvement in one’s Language Capability be seen. We firmly believe that Chinese learning is not limited to in-class activities, but from daily life.
At YCIS Qingdao, the Character Education companies our Language Curriculum from the beginning of the overall Learning Process. As a school community, we encourage our students to serve different communities by offering a wide selection of practical activities, such as Chinese Studies Courses, Service Learning Trips, as well as Seeds of Hope programme, etc. We would like to have our students reflect on Learner Attributes such as responsibility, communication, balance, and confidence. We seek to cultivate the academic, personal and social character, and moral life skills of every child, which are crucial in enhancing the learning ability in their future development.
▲ YCIS Qingdao Celebrating Chinese New Year | 青岛耀中庆祝中国新年
▲ At YCIS Qingdao, we provide various practical activities close-knit to Chinese Education. This range from China Culture Week, Experiencing China Trips to different provinces and areas, to Chinese Studies Course, and celebration of Chinses festivals, etc. | 在耀中，实践活动与中文教育紧密联结，这包括中国文化周、前往不同省份及地区的参与中华体验行、中文研习课程、庆祝中国节日等
Closeness to all YCIS Parents | 家校融合，紧密连结
YCIS Qingdao believes the family participation in school life is a great way to encourage our students to learn better. Therefore, we do our best to maintain a close connection between the school and each family. We arrange regular fun Parent Organisation (PO) activities, which will allow YCIS parents to build a stronger relationship with the school, get to know the campus better, and learn more about Chinese culture together with their children.
▲ YCIS Qingdao PO Event – Huangdao Tour for New Parents | 青岛耀中家委会活动——新生家长黄岛游
▲ YCIS Qingdao PO Event – Welcome Tea | 青岛耀中家委会活动——欢迎茶会
Regarding Parental Involvement, we interviewed parents of the 2019 IGCSE Top Mark students. Both mothers shared fascinating stories and experiences as active PO members during their children’s primary stage. Through participating in regular PO meetings, they believe the school information is well-shared. They also appreciated the feedback from teachers, which has fully encouraged their children to acquire knowledge happily and efficiently. Each year, parents have great fun joining a list of different activities at Yew Chung, such as the Chinese Culture Week and Family Fun Day.
▲ The Two Parents Sharing the Importance of Parental Involvement | 两位家长分享家校关系的重要性
▲ Family Fun Day at YCIS Qingdao | 青岛耀中家庭同乐日
Founded in 1932, YCIS operates to raise globally competent and compassionate leaders with a servant’s heart, who aspire to, and act for, a better world. With a history of over eighty years, YCIS has been standing in front of the world by providing an equally enlightened education model with a stronger Educational Network of both national and oversea campuses. As the world has evolved and witnessed global changes, YCIS has remained a constant in international education and continue to be significantly sought after today.
It is our fervent hope that from the experiences our students gain at YCIS Qingdao, they will be able to enter the world as, not only global citizens, but also young leaders who understand the similarities and differences through language and culture. We look forward to seeing YCIS Qingdao students work towards a world, which values excellent communication, respect, and above all else, love for our fellow man.