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My gaokao story

( Updated: 2015-06-12 08:32

Yifan_Zhou (China)

More than a year ago I decided not to stick to the traditional Chinese education system, and instead went to an International Curriculum Centre at a Beijing high school, which offers A-levels, AP and IB (International Baccalaureate) programs. In effect, I gave up the chance of taking gaokao to attend a Chinese university.

Going abroad to study is an alternate path towards the future for our generation. It became possible after China opened up and its economic reform and development created wealth for its people to support such a path. It is a path that has emerged inevitably as the result of increased globalization. We want a college education that is open-minded and innovative. We want to be part of the exchange of cultural values as human society marches forward towards a diverse yet inclusive society. (More)

My gaokao story

Students stand while reading books at the classroom in Wanzhi Education School, a school special for second-time applicants for college, in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, May 21, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

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