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Higher education report

About the report

This report: Pathways from English-medium International Schools to University analyses the higher education choices that are being made by secondary students at international schools, and explores the professional relationships in schools and at universities that help facilitate successful pathway selection.

The study, which questioned college counsellors at international schools, was conducted by ISC Research during the summer of 2018. Support for the qualitative research was provided by the British Universities' International Liaison Association (BUILA). The 50-page report was published in November 2018.

Key findings

  • Student exam results for IBDP, AP and A levels at international schools are significantly higher than global averages
  • Established relationships between international school college counsellors and university international officers can result in significant benefits to student pathway outcomes and retention
  • College counselling guidance at some international schools is limited due to the increasingly complex nature of university selection and the lack of useful support by some international officers
  • University choice is influenced by a range of motivations, with counsellor guidance a key factor

To request a complimentary copy of the full report please complete the enquiry form.