"Cultivating Minds, Developing Skills and Refining Character in the Service of Humanity"
“As an inquisitive learner, I’m grateful to have spent my primary and secondary years at SCS. With teachers who always go above and beyond to make sure I always have all my doubts and concerns covered, as well as supportive peers who motivate me to always work harder everyday, I quickly grew to love this school as a community, learning environment, and caterer of top quality education.
A unique feature of SCS is its dual curriculum, where students not only learn in the A level curriculum, but the national one as well. Having to always go the extra mile to satisfy the high standards set by the school has taught me how to have good work ethics and time management. Furthermore, it opens many opportunities for students to pursue their tertiary education after graduating; many of my friends landed scholarships in well renowned local universities and even in some, including myself, in top international universities.
As I have experienced in my time in SCS, I feel that this is as a result of the abundance of opportunities given to students to polish their university resumes, as well as the A level curriculum.
Students in SCS get many opportunities to exercise student leadership and contribute their talents into bettering their community. For example, there are many opportunities for students to apply to the student council every year as well as channel the various talents that they have in student divisions, such as documentation, art, or entrepreneurship, to help out in the many student activities that are held throughout the school year. Aside from this, students also get many opportunities to represent the school and participate in various regional, national, as well as international competitions. The fact that many students achieve in these competitions reflects the quality of education the school provides as well as the dedication of its teachers to prepare their students as well as possible for these competitions.
Learning under the A level curriculum has numerous benefits. Apart from the prestigious appeal to many top international universities that holding an A level certificate would give you, even if you were to not take the exam, the relevant content of the A level syllabus makes it such that A level learners can still comprehend and perform well in other exams such as the SAT, university entrance exams, and more. As I have observed from studying for my university entrance exam in a course provided to me by my education consultant, learning under the A level curriculum has put me 2 steps ahead of most other students in Indonesia who learn under other various curriculums. But in my opinion, I wouldn’t have been able to perform as well as I did in my university entrance exams if it weren’t for the qualified teachers whose passion for teaching ignited my passion for learning the A level curriculum.
After over 12 years in this institution, I’m moving on to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in Shenzhen, where I got a full scholarship offer, to pursue my tertiary education in Computer Science. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to pursue my passion in one of the top 40 schools globally, but even more so for the learner and person that SCS has made me to be. I can say with confidence and pride that SCS has brought out the best in me.”
“Whatever SCS lacks in other departments, it makes up for its uncontested teaching especially in the Cambridge AS & A Level Curriculum. When it comes to obtaining the best education and knowledge in the city, I have no regrets studying here in SCS.
Another thing I like about this school is it’s family-like culture. Everyone feels welcomed and gets to be included in something bigger, whether it’s the Theatre Arts program or Basketball club.
Personally, I felt like I’ve grown so much from the student I was six years ago. I have learned so much in this school, in and out the classroom. This school has taught me to become well-rounded in all aspects of being a good person. I have had plenty of memories here in SCS. Though not all are pleasant ones, I do have the confidence to say that each experience, each day, has taught me to become the person I am today.”
“In five years of studying in SCS, I have acquired valuable knowledge and skills that I will need for my plans in the future. SCS nurtures students to be educated and well-mannered. In addition, the school itself is suitable for students to learn better and socialize well. With a high diversity of students and teachers, SCS helps students to be able to interact with people from different backgrounds and to embrace the differences.
The teachers are understanding towards our struggles in both academic and non- academic aspect. They always help and lend out a helping hand to anyone who is falling behind academically.
Overall, the school provides a good environment for students to ace in their education.”
“Learning in SCS is very much comparable as to being in a roller coaster. In other words, there will certainly be ups and downs, which create a sense of joy and fear. However, like the end of a roller coaster ride, once you have completed the journey, you will never regret the experience.
Furthermore, as a registered Cambridge International School, SCS has given us the opportunity to participate in IGCSE, AS and A level examination which allow us to constantly challenge our understanding and have an upper edge in the competitive world of education.”
“I have learnt a lot of knowledge during my six years of studying at Surabaya Cambridge School. We use three languages, English, Indonesian and Chinese. In Indonesia, not too many people can speak Chinese well but in SCS, students speak Chinese very well.
It gives me so much joy studying and finishing my secondary education from Surabaya Cambridge School. The teachers are very caring and treat all students fairly. Sometimes the teachers are like friends.
The way teachers teach students is also very good. They not only let us grow in knowledge but also help us apply our learning into real situations. They also give us a lot of encouragement to improve our outlook in life.
The teachers sometimes let us study independently. For example, when doing experiments in the laboratory, they will not give any clues or tips to students so that we will find ways to complete the experiment on our own. From the A Level curriculum I also learnt a lot of scientific knowledge which gives me a solid foundation for my study in ECUST.”
“I first choose A-Level to provide me better resources for University admission; however, going through University life, I realize that A-Level does not only bring one to get admitted to various universities, but it also provides a student a better foundation for critical thinking which is essential in University life.”
“Taking A-Level was not an easy choice, but every bit of hardship is worth it. I used A-Level to get admitted to my university, and I realized that it is really accepted in a lot of places.
Using my A-Level, I was able to get admitted with Advanced Standing, which means free credits that I do not need to take any more of the courses. I was able to get 24 credits without actually taking the classes, and now I am able to take Year 2 classes. This is one of the many proofs that A-Level is not taken lightly by universities.”
“SCS has been a huge part of my life. I was with SCS for my entire 12 years of the learning phase. It has not only contributed to my intelligence academically but it also shaped my character.
I find it so beneficial that I took the A level Cambridge curriculum as it helps me go through University tremendously. It’s easier for me to understand the University subjects as well as finish the tasks well. At the end of the day, A level curriculum was challenging but all in all worth it.”
“I studied at SCS from the Kindergarten to Senior High School. The Cambridge curriculum in this School paves the way for me to be ten steps ahead of all non-Cambridge learners at my University. I also thank SCS for I am able to enter Universitas Surabaya with a Scholarship.”
“Learning in SCS is really a great opportunity for me. The system learning that uses English as my everyday language makes me accustomed to the learning process at the University. The Cambridge curriculum also helps me to have advanced learning at Ciputra University.”