International College Hong Kong

Angus Li

Zoology, The University of Sheffield.

What did you most enjoy about your time at ICHK?

I enjoyed the sense of community and variety of activities at ICHK. The school provides the students with many activities to bond with each other and even our teachers, which allows us to create meaningful friendships which last longer than our time at ICHK. We were also presented with a wide range of activities, which enabled us to try out many things which we may otherwise not try, forming hobbies and new interests which may also help us learn about ourselves and the world around us. 

How do you feel that teachers at ICHK prepared you for life after school?

The teachers at ICHK, especially during the IGCSE and IB years, spent a lot of time to help us with our problems while also allowing us space to develop on our own. Additionally, our teachers also informed us of ways to improve and enjoy life in university and life after academics. 

How do you think that ICHK differs from other schools?

ICHK differs from other schools due to the larger focus on sports and a wider breadth of opportunities to learn about the world we live in. Aside from the many sports the school offers, we frequently had opportunities to learn about the natural world, due to the vast nature near the school, and the culture of both the local community in Hong Kong, and also society on a global scale. 

What were the key skills that you learnt at ICHK?

At ICHK, the most important skill I developed would be teamwork skills. As I used to always struggle to work in groups where I’m not friends with everyone. However, ever since studying at ICHK, the community and environment allowed me to develop my teamwork skills, with different opportunities, ranging from academic research, sports teams and even other miscellaneous activities such as cooking food together. Now, I can proudly work with a range of many different people from varying backgrounds and still be a helpful but also welcoming member of the team. 

Any significant moments / highlights / achievements in your life that you may like to share, and do you think your time at ICHK helped you prepare for them?

Having studied at ICHK for my secondary years, I now understand the importance of being independent but also when I can and should look to and rely on others. Growing up, I’ve always been shy and introverted, but my time at ICHK allowed me to be able to seek out help from teachers and students alike, without fear of judgement; despite that, I have also learnt when to be independent and develop my own skills and strengths without help from others, which would allow me to be able to do a range of things on my own but also do things at the pace that best suits me. University life has been much easier to adapt to because I am able to rely on others or be independent when most appropriate, which has made studying abroad much less challenging and much more enjoyable. 

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