Brightly, graduated in 2022

Brightly is now at Rhode Island School of Design studying Illustration.

“RISD is my first-choice university, so I am delighted to gain early acceptance into their prestigious programme – it’s a dream come true for me. In addition to my A Level studies, I completed a TOEFL test and an ACT (similar to SAT) test. I am particularly thankful to Mr Bennetts, my higher education counselor, who provided crucial support throughout the application process, as well as my art teacher, Ms Ward, who provided insightful input to help me build my art portfolio. 

In my six years at Harrow Shanghai, I have had the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award (bronze and gold), numerous inter-school Model United Nations programs, leadership and service activities, orchestra, choir, and the Student Council. Every day at Harrow is a highlight for me because of my friends and teachers.”


“Over the last few years, I have done extensive research and asked many top US universities about whether A Level results would be accepted as part of the admissions process. I have been advised that the type of curriculum (A Level, IB, AP) doesn’t matter to the schools – the academic results in the key subjects required by the program are most important. US universities are appreciative of A Level results because they are more in-depth than other courses, and students have time to develop deep expertise and passion in the core subjects they are passionate about. 

Harrow’s intimate environment has really allowed Brightly to grow and nurture her interests, passions, and character. Through endless opportunities and constant encouragement to try new things and participate in many exciting ventures offered by the school, Brightly has really blossomed and become a confident and respectable young woman.”

Brightly’s Mother