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Michelle Wong
Michelle Wong
Degree of Medical Science (Hons)

Michelle Wong - King's College, Taunton

“I am very very grateful in such a limited time Britannia found me another school and I am very eager to start there and of course more importantly, thank you for my family to support me through this decision.”

Hi my name is Michelle, my story in the UK is quite a unique one and so I felt it is good to share with some other students who might go through similar times.

I went to the UK last year to do my Alevels, has completed my AS studies and received 5A* and 1A, my passion is to study Medicine.
Both my brothers went to the UK to study and because my grades in Hong Kong werent very good, last year I was limited on my options and I ended up at Warminster School.

The moment I am writing this, I am in the middle of my Alevel studies and is due to start my A2 at King’s School Taunton. Switching mid way through Alevel is far from normal practice but the reason why I want to do this is clear, I did not enjoy my time at my old school, I am very very grateful in such a limited time Britannia found me another school and I am very eager to start there and of course more importantly, thank you for my family to support me through this decision.

So here are some of my insights on my experience at a British Boarding School.

What is the food in UK Boarding Schools like?

To be honest, food at every boarding schools is not amazing as you may expect from any school websites’ gallery. Basically, you have fish and chips on every Friday. On other weekdays, you are normally served with pasta, salad and sausage rolls/pies. English people love all these food while some international students are not so keen. Before I went to the UK, I was expecting there would be a very wide choice of excellent food for breakfast, lunch and supper. It turned out to be same kind of breakfast every day (egg, bacon and cereals) and same set of food in a weekly basis.

However, most schools cater well for vegeterian diets and they put lot of effort into listing all ingredients they offer in each meal on the whiteboard, in order to prevent students from eating food that they are allergic to. Never expect school meals to be like western buffet we have in Hong Kong. If you really want something different though, just go off to town and buy Dominos/Chinese takeaway!