The depth and breadth of study for
Senior School students mean that they must adopt effective time
management strategies to ensure that all work is not only completed,
but is a reflection of their potential and understanding. Students may
find the demands quite daunting at first, but this is to be expected at
the start of any new programme. Students soon learn the necessary
discipline and before too long are able to cope with increased
New components for many students entering into Senior School are exams and coursework assignments which entail the
acquisition of planning skills as well as sustained application.
Through consistent engagement and seeking guidance when necessary, our
students are able to display their undoubted talents and perform well
in both the sustained activities as well as the time constrained ones.
The well-stocked and well-resourced library offers a range of services, including book loans, periodicals, CDROMs, Internet facilities, online databases, documentary videos and photocopying. Students have access to the library before school, during lunchtimes and after school.
The University Counselling Centre is available during school hours for students to research university options worldwide. General information sessions, followed by country-specifi c sessions on the most popular university destinations (UK, USA, Canada, Australia) are offered to students and parents at appropriate times, based on the application cycles of each country.
Introductory group information sessions for the most popular university destinations are held. These are followed by individual appointments with the university counsellors to discuss course and university selection, entry requirements and other aspects of the application process. Through weekly bulletins and the College website, the university counsellors keep students informed about deadlines, university visitors to campus, university fairs and other relevant events. Students are encouraged to be proactive in searching for courses and universities in order to make informed decisions about their education beyond UWCSEA.
UWCSEA's Learning Support department provides many services including:
- help with transition from Upper School to Senior School
- coordination of information to teachers about students' learning needs
- assessing student's learning profile
- providing workshops on organisation, motivation, revision and study skills guidance