13 episodes

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.

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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

    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...

    • 37 min
    Ep#11 Creating Global Impact Through e-Learning and Student Organisations

    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...

    • 29 min
    Ep#10 Where a Passion for Science Can Lead You

    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...

    • 56 min
    Ep#9 How a 17-year-old is Helping Thousands Fight Phone Addiction

    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...

    • 37 min
    Ep#8 Sir John Key on School, Skills and Careers of the Future

    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...

    • 41 min
    Ep#7 Creating an International Debating Competition

    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...

    • 35 min

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Very informative

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.

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