Margherita Gallo will be leaving for IB to persue her dream of studying in Spain.
Margherita Gallo is a classmate of ours and currently attends second ICE at Vittoria International High School.
She has made the decision to move to another country to attend IB, consequently, this will be her last year here with
us. The city she has chosen is Madrid, Spain. She has a great passion for horse riding, and in her adventure she will take
her horse with her.
We began the interview by asking her why she had chosen Madrid as the city in which to go to and study for the next two years
of high school. She explained that she really likes Spain as a country and that Madrid is her favorite place in the world. She had
already visited the city a couple of times, and after her travels, she realized that it was the place where she wanted to begin her
We then asked her what school she would attend, since there are many in Madrid. The
school that Margarita chose is called Kings College. It is a British school with a British curriculum,
and it has been ranked in the top 5 of the best 100 schools in Spain. The college has
also announced that it has more than 50 years of experience in providing a British schooling of world-
One of the main reasons she chose this school is because it gave her the opportunity to continue
practicing horse riding, allowing her to take Ibex with her. She is extremely happy with this opportunity
and looks forward to continue her passion together with him.
What did she do to get in?
We later asked Margherita if in order to be admitted to Kings College she had to take an exam or some
other kind of assessment to show her knowledge. She told us that the school made her set several tests: a logic one, a
mathematics one and an English one. Finally, once the results came in, Margherita had an interview where she talked about
herself, her passion and her future plans.
Next year she will be attending a course similar to ours: with three high-level subjects, in her case: history, Spanish and
business, and three standard-level subjects: English, biology and math.
Did the two years of ICE at Vittoria help her?
We then asked her if she thought that the two years of ICE (IGCSE program) had
prepared her sufficiently to face the big change. She then answered by saying that
the IGCSE program helped her through the long admission process, including the exam
she had toparticipate in, but she feels that what she has studied so far will not help her
in the subjects she will be facing next year. For example, as she previously said, she
will be starting business; a subject which she has never studied before and that is not
currently part of the first and second years of the ICE curriculum.
To conclude the interview we asked her if she will miss us after she leaves. With immense sadness, she stated that yes, she will
miss us a lot; some more than others, but deep down she knows that we have all been part of her life for many years, and we
have grown to become a wonderful family. Besides that, Margherita will come to visit us from time to time, not only to tell us all
about King's College, but especially about what it's like to live your childhood dream!