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ELITE INTERNATIONAL GROUP About EIG Elite International Group Limited (EIG) is devoted to developing students into future business, academic and political leaders with the overseas experience and an international perspective. EIG is engaged with providing students and parents individual consultancy on study plans, educational options at top international independent schools, colleges, and university programs, as well as short term exchange student programs, international courses and unique holiday courses at many world famous New Zealand, UK and US schools; where students experience life and have all rounded development in many disciplines besides efforts in academic achievements, leading them to top universities in the world. EIG professionals meet with every client with their unique requirements and background, to develop study plans individually. Our consultants provide one-on-one tutoring, coordination, supervision and coaching, to solve any issues arising after school enrolment, such as: Guardianship Service and Overseas Contact with EIG’s whole process service management system, which guarantees high quality overseas study services.

EIG also offers a wide range of short term overseas programs helping students to have overseas study experiences before they make a big decision to study abroad. The programs are located in different countries, such as New Zealand, US, UK and Europe. Students have a lot of options to enjoy with various programs. EIG also builds prestigious alumni networks though our brand IMELITE Overseas Students Club, for students to have more overseas friends. We aim to help students wishing to be enrolled into their dream schools and acquire a quality overseas education, leading them to top international universities. With our services, students will excel academically and develop as individuals with teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and multi-cultural communication skills that will allow them to become future leaders who make a difference globally.

Introduction of NZ New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. These islands are one of Earth’s most peculiar bioregions, inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else such as a nocturnal, burrowing parrot called the kakapo and kiwi. Kiwi are not only one of the national symbols – the others being the silver fern leaf and koru – but also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves. If you are looking for a more balanced lifestyle, you will find New Zealand is just the right choice for you and your family. You will find a well-developed, connected country and all sorts of opportunities to advance and broaden your education and career. New Zealand can also provide you a safe and secure environment. New Zealand is rated in international surveys as one of the world’s most peaceful countries. You will be able to move freely and without fear to study and live here. There is not even any seriously dangerous wildlife for you to worry about. Every year NZ receives many international students here to study at primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions, both on a temporary and permanent basis. As a multi-cultural society, New Zealand warmly welcomes all nationalities to its shores.


ELITE INTERNATIONAL GROUP Why choose NZ as a place of study? - New Zealand’s education performance is highly ranked in the world. New Zealand is ranked 7th in the world for science and reading, and 13th for maths according to the OECD. New Zealand’s Universities are placed in the top 300 in the world with the University of Auckland ranked in the top 100. - New Zealand provides for some of the best foundation courses for University including a variety of English programmes and prerequisite programmes for specific courses. - Flexible credit transfers: New Zealand’s education system is flexible. Students can convert their majors or programmes based on their own requirements. Some of the higher level programmes such as a postgraduate diploma, masters and PhD can easily help you get a P.R of New Zealand. - New Zealand has some of the most beautiful country side and scenery that the world has to offer. New Zealand also has a great standard of living relative to other developed countries and its public health services and support are worldclass. - New Zealand has relatively lower tuition fees compared to many other popular destinations for international students. This combined with

Introduction to New Zealand Secondary School

a relatively lower cost of living makes New Zealand a great study destination. The tuition fee cost is approximately $20,000-$30,000 NZD for international students per year. - With a student Visa students are able to work part time whilst studying for up to 20 hours per week. New Zealand has a minimum wage which means that 20 hours per week is enough to live on while you are studying. - New Zealand allows accompany Visas for students that are completing a Masters or PhD. Their spouses can get to New Zealand on an open working Visa during the whole course and apply for immigration later on. Children can go to school to enjoy equal treatment as local students. - A liberal immigration policy means international students can automatically apply for an open work visa after graduation. When they find a job, they can apply for permanent residency. New Zealand is the fastest growing country of immigrants. The students who attend shortage industry courses or postgraduate higher education courses are more likely to achieve immigration scores after graduation.

University Entrance (UE) needs 42 credits at Level 3 or higher is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university.

New Zealand offers quality schooling at the secondary level. Secondary school study is approximately five years long, from year 9 to year 13, and begins when students are 12 or 13 years old. The main secondary school qualifications in New Zealand are the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the main national qualification for secondary school students in New Zealand. NCEA is recognised by employers, and used for selection by universities and polytechnics, both in New Zealand and overseas. There are three levels of NCEA certificate, depending on the difficulty of the standards achieved. At each level, students must achieve a certain number of credits to gain an NCEA certificate and the credits can be gained over more than one year.

Founded in 1968, the IB course works with 3,632 schools in 146 countries to offer the four IB programmes to approximately 1,116,000 students which is a recognized leader in the field of international education. IB programmes encourage students to be reflective, active and lifelong learners and critical thinkers. IB students are forever curious, fully engaged citizens, who both embrace their own culture and are open and responsive to other cultures and views. IB programme offer high quality education through age 3 to 19, the most popular programme will be the IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19. It is an academically challenging and balanced programmed of education with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students and the programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.


ELITE INTERNATIONAL GROUP NZ Secondary Schools EIG Represents

Introduction to NZ Tertiary

Tertiary education in New Zealand is delivered by a variety of providers: universities, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs), Private Training Establishments (PTEs), Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) and Wänanga. These all deliver a variety of educational options, often in flexible ways to meet the needs of adult learners. Tertiary education providers offer courses which range from transition (school to work) programmes, through to postgraduate study and research. There are no fixed divisions between the types of courses offered by each sort of provider. The focus is on their ability to offer education to the required quality standards, rather than based on their type.

• Higher, degree-level education is mainly offered at universities. Programmes are research-led and generally academic, as distinct from vocational. • Vocational degree level education is offered at ITPs, wänanga and a few larger PTEs. Such degrees tend to be specific and applied. • PTEs’ programmes are mostly in specific vocational niches at certificate and diploma level. All New Zealand’s universities offer a broad range of subjects for undergraduate, masters and Doctoral (PhD) degrees in commerce, science and the humanities. A number of universities have more than one campus, often located in different cities, and some have overseas programmes, usually in partnership with an offshore provider, as a base for delivery of courses. A range of programmes are also delivered via e-learning.

Wellington - Chilton Saint James School - Queen Margaret College - Samuel Marsden Collegiate School - Scots College - Samuel Marsden Collegiate School- Whitby - Kapiti College - Wellington College

Christchurch

Auckland

- St Andrews College - Christ’s College - St Margaret’s College - Rangi Rua Grils School - Lincole High School - Burnside High School

- St Cuthbert’s College - ACG Senior College - Diocesan School for Girls - St Mary College - Sancta Maria College - Carmel College - Macleans College - Auckland Grammar School - Baradene College of the Sacred Heart

- King’s College - St Kentigem College - Marist College - Kingsway School - Glendowie College - ACG Parnell College - Auckland International - Kristin School - Epsom Girls’ Grammar School - Westlake Boys’ High - Rosmini College


ELITE INTERNATIONAL GROUP Introduction to top Tertiary Institutes in NZ

Introduction to top Secondary schools in NZ Wellington College Wellington College has an unequivocal emphasis on excellence, whether it be academic, sporting or cultural. The achievements of students in external examinations places us in the top echelon of New Zealand secondary schools. Every year, the number of New Zealand Scholarships gained is the highest in the greater Wellington area. Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Students are encouraged to strive for excellence in their academic, cultural and sporting pursuits; to value creative, innovative and independent thinking and to understand their responsibilities as local and global citizens. The focus at Marsden is a balanced education that brings out the best in each individual and equips students to be valuable, contributing members of the community. Scots College Scots College is a world-class independent Presbyterian day and boarding school for boys Years 1 - 13. As an IB World School, Scots offers a vibrant learning environment for boys, encouraging excellence in every facet of their education. Scots College creates global citizens - boys who are equipped for life as balanced, compassionate, motivated and socially aware young men. Queen Margaret College Queen Margaret College is an independent Presbyterian school for girls, providing seamless education from Pre-School to Year 13. As an IB World School senior students are given the choice of completing the IB diploma or the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (New Zealand) with opportunities for both pathways to enter the New Zealand Scholarship examinations. Queen Margaret College is the only girls’ school in Wellington to offer the IB Diploma. St Andrews College St Andrew’s College today is a compelling mix of the traditional, the contemporary and the visionary. What makes them truly special? It could be their fully functioning, professional TV studio that introduces young people to the thrill of bringing ideas, stories and talent to life on the small screen. It could be their outdoor education programmes based at their very own mountain lodge at spectacular Castle Hill that fill students with energy and

excitement and boosts their confidence in ways never thought possible. Or it could be the prestige of winning accolades in the annual Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival or performing at the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland. Christ’s College Christ’s College is one of New Zealand’s oldest schools, and also one of its most progressive. With a roll of 620 (170 boarders and 450 dayboys) they are an independent, Anglican school for boys from Year 9 to Year 13. The College has an impressive academic record with the majority of boys going on to tertiary study. The academic success can be attributed partly to their process of assessing, then meeting the needs of each boy, and maintaining a close eye on his on-going level of achievement. St Margaret’s College The school strongly believes that it is preparing young people for their futures and through student involvement and sporting and cultural activities young women develop life skills that they may not develop in the classroom. Girls have numerous opportunities for involvement, high level performance and leadership through sporting and cultural activities within the school, regionally and nationally. St Margaret’s is the only school in Canterbury and the only girls’ school in the South Island currently offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. As well, they offer the National Certificate of Educational Achievement. Diocesan School for Girls Diocesan and its founders have always considered education as a way of living. They believe that education is the art of human learning, a venture involving creativity, imagination and discovery with a focus on developing individual character, spiritual depth, discipline and resilience in their students. There is no single recipe to drive this vision other than an acute awareness of our changing world and heightened sensitivity to real world issues, contexts and challenges.

Carmel College Hard work and success are important Carmel College. The great majority of our students go on to tertiary education although they offer suitable courses for all abilities. They encourage their students to not only excel academically but to participate in the many different sporting, cultural and leadership activities that we provide. Their students are proud to be part of Carmel College.Students who attend Carmel are hard-working and disciplined, respect others and value the environment that they live in. They promote inclusion and celebrate diversity, welcoming International students from all around the world. Macleans College Macleans College has a student roll representing in excess of 50 nationalities. The diversity and energy of this truly international community of students and staff helps make the school dynamic and always interesting. The school offers its students a number of curriculum assessment and qualification pathways, and they are now a truly international school as a result. Auckland Grammar School Auckland Grammar School is a boys-only state secondary school in Auckland, New Zealand. It teaches from years 9 to 13. The school also has a limited number of boarders, who live in a building adjacent to the school called Tibbs’ House. It is one of the largest schools in New Zealand and is known for its unusual architectural style. There is no other state school anywhere in the world that consistently is at the top of the academic league tables, puts out over 400 sports’ teams each year, has marvellous performance music groups and performing arts productions, an international as well as national profile, and this in an era when private girls’ schools around the world are dominating in all the positive educational statistics.

Victoria University of Wellington

Auckland University of Technology

Victoria had the highest average research grade in the New Zealand Government’s Performance-Based Research Fund exercise in 2012, having been ranked 4th in 2006 and 3rd in 2003. It is particularly well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, but offers a broad range of other courses as well. Entry to all courses at first year is open, although entry to second year in some programmes (e.g. law, criminology, creative writing, architecture) is restricted. Victoria has 4 campuses all located in Wellington.

AUT promotes itself as an advocate of innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research. In particular its focus is on providing a pragmatic ‘real world’ approach, ensuring excellence in learning, teaching and developing outstanding graduates for practice in their chosen fields. AUT’s learning environment encourages interaction between students and with their lecturers. This approach aims to develop skills of high value to employers .The most recent data available suggests that 91% of AUT’s graduates obtain employment or progress to further study within 6 months of graduating.

Massey University

University of Canterbury

Massey University is one of New Zealand’s largest universities, with approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural or distance learning students. Massey University has campuses in Palmerston North, Wellington (in the suburb of Mount Cook) and Auckland (at Albany). It also has the nation’s largest business college accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Research is undertaken on all three campuses.

Founded in 1873, it is New Zealand’s second-oldest university. It operates its main campus in the suburb of Ilam in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It offers degrees in Arts, Commerce, Education (physical education), Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Health Sciences, Law, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy, Science, Sports Coachingand Teaching.

Massey University is the only university in New Zealand offering degrees in aviation, dispute resolution, veterinary medicine and nanoscience. Having been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Massey’s veterinary school now has the distinction of having its degree recognised not only by New Zealand, but also the United States, Australia, Canada, and Britain, as well as most other countries in the world. Its agriculture programme is also leading in New Zealand and is ranked 21st in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) world university subject rankings. Massey’s Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot) is an internationally recognised and accredited qualification and is the first non-engineering degree to be recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society (1998) and has ISO9001-2000 accreditation.

Whitireia New Zealand Whitireia New Zealand is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology, known for its high student success rate and culturally diverse student body. It has grown since its establishment in 1986 on the shores of Porirua Harbour, to become an 11,000 student operation with campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Kapiti and Porirua. Students consider the high academic quality of Whitireia programmes to be a point of difference in the region and the culture of the campus, represented by the support offered by tutors to be above all other educational providers in the greater Wellington area. Whitireia is committed to teaching what employers want you to know, in postgraduate studies, degrees, diplomas, certificates and short courses.

Wellington Institute of Technology (WELTEC) WelTec offers over 140 courses in disciplines ranging from hospitality, business, information technology, visual arts, counselling, engineering and construction. WelTec delivers vocational education to more than 11,000 students every year. Their certificates, diplomas, degrees and graduate diplomas are NZQA accredited and, with City and Guilds and other international qualifications on offer, your qualification will be well recognised – both here and abroad. Get the best of both worlds with the right combination of theory and practical skills. Connect with employers through practical experience such as case studies, industry partnerships and work experience. Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec) Unitec offers degree programs in arts, business, and technical subjects at the bachelors, masters and doctoral level. Applied technology (Trade) training is offered at certificate, diploma and degree level. Unitec Institute of Technology is the largest institute of technology in Auckland, New Zealand with over 23,800 students in 2010. Dual-sector commitment to postgraduate and degreelevel study on the one hand, and to vocational education and training on the other, sets Unitec apart from other universities and institutes of technology in New Zealand. Their focus on real world education provides work-ready graduates with professional and vocational skills that are highly sought after in New Zealand and around the world.


ELITE INTERNATIONAL GROUP Introduction to UK Secondary School

Secondary Schools in UK EIG Represents

The National Curriculum of the UK was developed and then introduced in 1992. The Curriculum of the UK defines four Key Stages, which breakdown as follows: Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2 (up to age 7) Key Stage 2: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (age 7 to 11) Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8 and 9 (age 11 to 14) Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11 (age 14 to 16) The Curriculum consists of a set of core and foundation subjects. The core subjects are: English, math and science. The foundation subjects are: design and technology, information and communication technology(ICT), history, geography, art and design, music, physical education, modern foreign languages (Key Stage 3 only) and citizenship (Key Stages 3 and 4 only).Religious education is taught according to agreed local syllabus. Pupils are assessed by National Curriculum tests at the end of each Key Stage, with Key Stage 4 being assessed by levels of achievement acquired at General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) level. GCSE is the main national qualification for secondary school students in the UK. GCSE are recognized by employers, and used for selection by universities and polytechnics, both in the UK and overseas. There are 3 stages of GCSE: Pre GCSE= Years 9 GCSE= Year 10 to 11 A level= Year 12 to 13 Having completed GCSE, pupils have a choice of whether to continue with further education at school or college through AS-level, A-level or vocational qualifications or to undertake employment.

With outstanding teaching and facilities, UK universities and colleges offer you a world-class higher education and qualifications that are respected by employers and academics worldwide.

Why do you want to study in the UK?

UK higher education students are generally aged 18 or over and have usually already achieved further education qualifications, such as A-levels, the International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers or an equivalent qualification from the UK or another country. Many have completed a foundation or access course too.

- Four of the world’s top six universities are in the UK - Over 88% of international students are satisfied with their UK learning experience - Over 92% of UK postgraduate students rate the quality of teaching positively - The UK is a world-leading research nation - 54% of the research conducted by UK universities and colleges is either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ - UK undergraduate and postgraduate courses are generally shorter than in other countries, helping to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down. - UK education is all about giving you the inspiration to help you develop your skills, the freedom to be creative, and the support you need to achieve your best.

UK higher education is split into two levels: - Undergraduate programmes include bachelor’s degrees, foundation degrees, higher national diplomas and more

Introduction to UK Tertiary Education In 2012, over 420,000 international students from 200 nations chose to study in the United Kingdom for their higher education, joining over two million local students. In addition, over 500,000 international students gained a UK qualification outside the UK.

- Postgraduate programmes include master’s degrees, MBAs, PhDs, doctorates and more. Usually you need an undergraduate qualification to enter a postgraduate programme. Most courses are taught in universities, but plenty are taught at colleges, specialist art institutions, business schools and agricultural colleges.

UK education offers you inspiring teaching, excellent facilities and a world-class research environment. Did you know that?

UK institutions invest in excellent facilities – from libraries, computer and science labs to sports centers, theatres and art studios. Class sizes are restricted to ensure that you have access to equipment and enough time to talk to your tutors and lecturers. The UK is a truly multicultural society, with a great mix of people from different backgrounds. As a student, you’ll get to know people from all over the world and be inspired by many cultures. Many universities, colleges and schools provide international offices and advisers to ensure you feel welcome and are supported throughout your time in the UK.

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