Schoolchildren who managed to submit their applications before September 9, participated in the selection. It is worth to remark that for the project committee, it was important to see not only the high academic achievements and extracurricular activities of the children. One of the conditions was personal motivation and a desire to be socially responsible.
The first program members noted that a deep understanding of their strong points was very important, as it was the key to one's purpose and place in the society. That is why they shared the main goal of the project: to contribute to their country prosperity and the world development.
The finalists were selected in several stages. To participate in the program, applicants had to fill out an application form, take AS Math and AS Writing English tests at the website of the project partner Crimson Education (an educational organization helping students who want to enter universities around the world), and indicate their academic achievements.
Children who passed the test and had high scores in English at the level of B2 (Upper-Intermediate) or higher, were invited for another interview also in English. During the personal interview, the selected children had to show their motivation, tell about their plans for the future and a positive contribution they want to make to their homeland and the world in the future. They also had to choose an additional subject to be studied in the A-Level program together with the basic ones, English and mathematics.
Note that the A-Level is a British Diploma Program designed to educate talented upper-form pupils aged 16 to 18 on the Pearson Edexcel system. Graduates of the Crimson Global Academy online school have the opportunity to enter British universities directly.
In October 2019, the school launched an innovative form of remote learning, allowing kids to get an A-Level qualification from anywhere in the world. At the same time, schoolchildren can focus on learning with the opportunity for personal interaction with teachers and classmates.
They will combine the online school and studies at their local schools. The Part Time program provides training for about 12–15 hours per week, including co-curricular activities and homework. Schoolchildren will master three subjects in the A-Level program (Math, English, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Economics). At least three A-Level grades are required for admission to the world's top universities.
According to the results of all stages, 8 participants will study in the A-Level program.
Star Team Project Manager Anastasia Ammosova notes that a team of experts will develop a personalized strategy for everyone to enroll. It will include selecting universities, helping with portfolio and essay writing, preparing for interviews, as well as SAT and IELTS exams.
We are pleased to welcome new members of the Star Team — Kazakhstan. We are sure that they will use their full potential and become a part of the global Star Team project!