Top of the Class is a podcast about student achievement and how you can do the same. On the show, you'll hear the secrets of success from Ivy League admits, Olympiad medalists and extracurricular superstars so you can make the most of high school. This podcast is powered by Crimson Education - visit crimsoneducation.org to learn how to apply to the world’s top universities, create your own extraordinary extracurriculars and discover exciting career pathways or tweet the hosts @TopoftheClassP1.
Ep#12 From Idea to Innovation with America's Top Young Scientist for 2019
In 2019, a 14-year-old Kara Fan won the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her nano-silver liquid bandage. The win gave Kara some great prize money and the title of America's Top Young Scientist.Now 15, Kara reflects on how the idea came about, how she...
Ep#11 Creating Global Impact Through e-Learning and Student Organisations
While some students may tutor a few friends, Daksh Chuchra has set up a whole e-learning platform. Econocomics started as a resource sharing site which now has a global reach and he's doing it all for free!On top of that, Daksh was one of the early...
Ep#10 Where a Passion for Science Can Lead You
Maha is a 15-year-old from Aurora, Illinois and is a self-proclaimed science nerd. With an interest in organisations that make a difference, Maha is now the Director of Science at ATHENA by Wi-STEM and a legislative ambassador for the American Cancer...
Ep#9 How a 17-year-old is Helping Thousands Fight Phone Addiction
When 17-year-old Gayatri went into lockdown, her phone usage started to skyrocket and her friends were experiencing the same problem. After deleting social media apps or phone usage apps didn't work, Gayatri started to look deeper into the...
Ep#8 Sir John Key on School, Skills and Careers of the Future
In this special episode, Crimson Education CEO and Top of the Class co-host, Jamie Beaton, sits down with former New Zealand Prime Minister, Sir John Key.John Key recounts his days in high school, his early career path and how he got into politics. He...
Ep#7 Creating an International Debating Competition
When COVID-19 lockdowns started to cancel school extracurriculars, many students were at a loss at what to do with their new found free time. John Hopcroft, 16, was one of these students and after working his way through a few hours of Netflix, he...
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I loved the first episode, Alex is a great interviewer and the guests give some terrific insights. If you’re a student that wants to undertake tertiary studies at the world’s best schools, you must listen to this podcast.