Student feature – students from the Class of 2020 share their experiences of studying at SISHK and the IBDP.

Zoe Schlossmacher

  • Head of House, Zubir Said
  • SISHK Achievement Award recipient
  • Year Head Commendation Award recipient

Q. How long have you been studying at SISHK?
I studied for four years in SISHK.

Q. What is your advice for students who want to join or currently studying in the IBDP?
Work hard, have a strong heart and strong mind and never lose sight of your goals. Sleep early and have fun.

Q. What was the highlight of your IB journey at the school in the last two years?
My highlight is definitely being Head of House. It was fun and enjoyable.

Q. What is your studying strategy?
NIL. Didn’t have one. Each subject is different

Q. What are some of the mistakes that you have made that you would not make again?
I would plan my Math IA earlier and rely more on teacher support.

Q. How do the teachers support you during the IB programme?
By giving us consultations, guiding us through our IA’s and assessments, giving us college application advice

Q. How would you describe the student life and student leadership opportunities in SISHK?
There are almost too many leadership opportunities although this is narrowed down in IBDP. Student life can be fun but if you compare it to other schools it definitely is limited. However, you can always make the most of it and still thoroughly enjoy your time such as by participating in Equinox Fashion Show and House activities etc.

Q. What are you planning to study after IB?
I am planning on studying veterinary medicine and either the University of Bristol or the University of Edinburgh depending on my results

Q. Can you share more about your university admissions experience?
I had one personal statement, 5 weeks of husbandry work experience and 3 weeks of clinical work experience, questionnaires for each school I applied to, 2 multi mini interviews and one panel interview, and an ethical test for the veterinary medicine application.

Q. What is the one thing that you will miss after leaving SISHK?
The teachers.