Hi. I am Michael, I'm from China. I am currently in Year 12 and I'm studying Art, Textiles, Maths and Chinese for my A Levels.

Q: When did you join BCS? 

A: I joined BCS in Year 10. I think we searched for a school based in the area of Bournemouth and we found this school. This is just such a fab location. It's about five minutes’ walk to the seaside, also very close to where I live. After GCSEs most of my friends decided to stay here at BCS for A Levels, so it just made me want to stay here as well. Also, the teachers are really nice.

Q: How did you feel when you arrived?

A: Actually, it was quite easy to make friends, even though I’m not a very talkative person, it was easy. I really enjoy my time here at BCS.

Q: Who are your closest friends?

A: I would say Valentina and Minho. Minho is from Korea, and we have most of the same subjects and we always sit together and at lunch as well.

Q:  What about teachers who inspires you most?

A: All the teachers here are really supportive. My favourite teacher is definitely Miss Cunningham, she is just lovely. She is like a best friend that you can share everything with. She is also the best teacher because she is always willing to help you. Her Art lessons are my favourite.

Q: How is education in China different to here?

A: The class is smaller here at BCS; therefore, you get extra help and attention from teachers.

Q: Do you feel supported in choosing your next steps after A Levels?

A: Yes. Since the beginning of the year, we have been looking at UCAS and which university you want to go to, what course you want to study or even what job you would like to do. If you have any concerns, you can just pop into the Sixth Form office where Miss Beng and Miss Rowe will always help you.

Q: What are your plans for after A Levels?

A: I want to study Interior Design at Bristol University of West England. I have been to Bristol three times, and I love it. I feel like it would be a good city to live in

Q: What's been your best memory so far?

A: There are so many great memories. I would say the School Art Residential Trip to St Ives was really good. We did a lot of fun things there, even though it was a long journey it was worth it.

Q: What do you think of co-curricular at BCS?

A: In Year 10 and 11 we had so many co-curricular choices and we could do sports and also had subject clinics for extra help. This year you are always able to use the common room, study room, library, even art room. So that gives you time to do your work and spend time with your friends.

Q: What do your parents think of BCS?

A: They just have the same thoughts as me, that BCS is just amazing. I showed them how good the school is and how it has a gym, swimming pool and that's something that not many schools have.

Q: How would you describe BCS?

A: Three words I would use to describe BCS are warming, caring and supportive.