What is it you enjoy most about your school experience?
I enjoy the competition I have with classmates. In classes, I particularly enjoy debating and discussing the theory behind topics with my friends. I also really like that students and parents can interact with teachers without any boundaries.
What are the most important things that BIST has taught you?
Aside from Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Biology? Talking to my peers and superiors – about academic things, or about anything really. Asking questions; asking why. In a smaller school like BIST, talking to teachers becomes more personal and less formal, which makes talking to teachers and getting help easier, I feel.
Can you talk about your experience in preparation for the IGCSE or A-level exams?
I avoided going home before and during the exams. By the time I got home I would be tired and easily distracted, so I stayed at a small apartment in front of the golf course without internet so that I could study without distractions, and I would go to the school to study during the boarding prep sessions.
What advice can you give to current students?
Studying is important, but I think the more you do anything the more you’ll dislike it. Disliking your studies will make it harder to study, so make sure you have time off and have fun. Aside from that, some good advice is to get as much advice as possible. Preferably from people you respect personally. Also, sleep.