Eighteen students from Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) represented their school at this year’s Scholar’s Cup, which was held on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. The students’ six weeks of intense preparation led up two these back-to-back 12 hour competitions. Year 10 students Charles Yin and Chloe Tan placed in the Overall Scholar category, with Yin taking first and Tan taking third.
Yin won first place in the History, Special Area category, and second in both Science and Current Affairs. Yin says, “We had two meetings every week with our different specialist subject teachers at YCIS Beijing to ensure that we were fully equipped to overcome any challenges that we might face during the event.”
The Scholar’s Cup competition includes team debates, collaborative writing, scholar’s challenge, and the scholar’s bowl, in which students from other international schools face off against each other. The cup competition is divided into four main events with six subject areas: science, arts, literature, history, current events, and special area.
Tan enjoys broadening her knowledge through Scholar’s Cup, and says; “I believe a huge benefit of the Scholar’s Cup is that we have the opportunity to discuss ideas and issues outside of the school curricula. Within classes, our teachers always use real life examples, but within our meetings prior to the event, we went further and analyzed a large number of real-life topics.”
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