Carven and Amber from Taiwan
Carven joined the School in Year 7. He is dyslexic, which gave him an added challenge when learning English, but he achieved a good set of GCSEs before leaving to study Art at Canterbury College. He went on
to obtain a Master’s Degree in Interior Design at Brighton University, gaining a Distinction. Carven came back to Kent College for a time as an Assistant House Master before settling in Canterbury and
becoming a UK citizen. He has many fond memories of Kent College, from playing Rugby and Hockey for the School to the camaraderie of the Boarding House, to the warm family atmosphere of the ISC, which became
a second home for him. He feels that it gave him the support he needed to live in the UK, not only in terms of the language acquisition but also in the social skills that he gained.
Amber joined the school in the middle of Year 9, in preparation for joining the IGCSE course in Year 10. She received ongoing language support throughout her years at Kent College, with targeted
cross-curricular support provided by the ISC. She went on to study IT at Kent University, followed by a degree in Computing at Canterbury Christchurch University. Amber and Carven are now hoping to set up
their own business together.