Graduates

The first graduates left Open Gate to gain more experiences in 2009. Since then, hundreds of young people have graduated. They have become physicians, scientists, lawyers, architects, entrepreneurs, engineers, economists, artists… simply put, all professions possible.

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Overview of universities and institutes where OPEN GATE graduates have been admitted (a selection)

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Adam Polánek

Adam completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of St Andrews in the UK.

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Adam successfully took part in debating and essay competitions and student summits. He won the Gold level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study Literature and English at the University of St Andrews in the UK with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. In the future, he would like to work as a literature teacher, author and translator, and he also dreams of acting on the stage.

Adrián Hatla

Adrián completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Economics and Spanish and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Anglo-American University in Prague.

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Adrián took part in the Bronze, Silver and Gold level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He obtained the FCE and CAR certificates in English. He chose to study Business Administration at the Anglo-American University in Prague with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He travels, works out, runs and raises household pets in his spare time.

Aišvarja Eassey

Aišvarja completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose to study at Mills College in the United States. 

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Aišvarja took part in the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as the regional round of the prestigious World Scholar’s Cup. She chose to study Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Art History at Mills College in the USA. She pursues art and music in her spare time. 

Veronika Barnhartová

Veronika completed her studies at Open Gate with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague.

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Veronika led student clubs at Open Gate and was an editor of the Open Science school magazine. She decided to go on to study Hospitality Management at the Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague and, concurrently, the Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology distance course at the University of Chemistry and Technology.

Nikolas Bihary

Nikolas completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and Economics as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose to study at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

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Nikolas mostly plays sports in his spare time. He chose to study Economics and Management at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

Robert Bihary

Robert completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Spanish, English and Economics as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the CEVRO Institute.

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Robert usually works out in his leisure time. He likes helping others with working out and can also give advice on a healthy diet. He chose to study Law in Business Relations at the CEVRO Institute with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He would like to work as a barrister, corporate lawyer or economist in the future.

Dominik Bureš

Dominik completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Biology and English as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. He opted for the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

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Dominik earned the Silver level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a Rescue Diver certification. His hobbies include floorball and tennis. He chose to study Physiotherapy at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He would like to work as a physiotherapist in the future.

Jan Ferbr

Jan completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University.

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Jan took part in all levels of the Mathematical Challenge. He participated in organising TEDx@Youth Open Gate School 2018. His hobbies include freestyle skiing and other sports. He chose to study Cybernetics and Robotics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University. In the future he would like to work in engineering and apply mathematics and physics in everyday life.

Michaela Grapenjuková

Michaela completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Biology, Spanish and the Theory of Knowledge as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Anglo-American University.

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Michaela contributed to the Spanish section of the OG Notes school magazine and was the leader and founder of the OG Roots & Shoots academic club in cooperation with Roots & Shoots. She chose to study Business Administration at the Anglo-American University in Prague. She would like to be a businessperson in the future. She would also like to start a charity to rescue animals and protect the environment.

Pavlína Havránková

Pavlína completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Psychology and Biology as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of New York in Prague.

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Pavlína holds the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She worked part-time at preschools in Babice and Kolovraty. She actively worked in the Student Council for four years. Her hobbies include floorball, reading, music and fashion. She chose to study Psychology at the University of New York in Prague with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Marie-Magdaléna Kernalová

Marie completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Edinburgh in the UK.

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Marie earned the Silver certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Her hobbies include music and literature. She chose to study Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh in the UK. She would like to work in medical research in the future.

Magdaléna Kolomazníková

Magdaléna completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose Durham University in the UK.

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Magdaléna took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as History and Linguistics Olympiads. She obtained the CAE certificate. She participated in organising TEDx@Youth Open Gate School 2018. She led the art club and wrote articles for OG NOTES, the school magazine, for several years. She chose to study History at Durham University in the UK.

Vladimír Kuliš

Vladimír completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in History and English as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University.

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Vladimír took part in the History Olympiad, was a member of the debating team and organised the OG Film Festivals. He won the Mathematical Challenge Silver Certificate. He chose to study Liberal Arts and Humanities at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University. He pursues improvisational theatre and writes his own texts in his spare time.

Václav Benedikt Loula

Václav completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Warwick in the UK.

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Václav took part in debating competitions; he won the Debating League competitions and was a member of the national debating team. He also took part in the prestigious IPPF essay competition and won the Best Delegate Award at the Student Summit in Plzeň. He holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study Philosophy at the University of Warwick in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Alžběta Novosadová

Alžběta completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, ESS and Global Politics as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the CEVRO Institute.

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Alžběta was a member of the Czech national debating team. She and her team won both the Czech and the UK national debate league competitions. She chose to study Economic Policy at the CEVRO Institute with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. Her hobbies include yoga, running, travel and baking. 

Sára Paštiková

Sára completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificate in English and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Bath in the UK.

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Sára took part in debating competitions. She holds the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She plays sports and cooks in her spare time. She chose to study Business Administration at the University of Bath in the UK.

Mikuláš Plešák

Mikuláš completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose Minerva Schools at KGI in the USA.

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Mikuláš represented Open Gate at the Linguistics Olympiad and at a cybernetic security competition. He took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He was the head of the teams that organised the OG Cup floorball tournament, the OG Film Festival, and the Mácha’s Brooklyn poetry recitation competition. He chose to study at the Liberal Arts College at the Minerva Schools at KGI in the USA. He would like to work in the field of IT in the future.

Lucie Poláková

Lucie completed her studies with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose University College London in the UK.

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Lucie took part in Linguistics Olympiads. She holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Senior Mathematical Challenge Gold Certificate. She participated in organising TEDx@Youth Open Gate School 2018. She chose to study Information Management Business at University College London in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Matěj Šindelář

Matěj completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Economics and Theory of Knowledge as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose Brunel University London.

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Matěj took part in art, photography and design competitions. He was a spokesman for TEDx@Youth Open Gate School 2018. He chose to study Industrial Design and Technology at Brunel University London in the UK. He would like to work as an industry designer or professional photographer in the future.

Hana Tyburcová

Hana completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno.

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Hana took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Her hobbies include horse riding, animals and food. She chose to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to work as a veterinarian at a clinic in the future.

Debora Poštulková

Debora completed her studies at Open Gate with International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Aberdeen in the UK.

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Debora took part in the Prague Student Summit, Geography and History Olympiads and speech competitions. She earned the Silver and Gold certificates as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Business Management and German at the University of Aberdeen in the UK. While an OG student she volunteered, among other things (e.g., in a home for the elderly and at summer camps).

Dora Orlická

Dora completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Mathematics, Psychology and English as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. She decided to spend one year in New Zealand.

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Dora took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She decided to obtain more life experience, so she wants to spend a year in New Zealand. Her hobbies include learning new things.

Filip Mannheim

Filip completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University.

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Filip took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s award, Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, Senior Mathematical Challenge and other mathematics and physics competitions. He chose to study General Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University. His hobbies include floorball and computer gaming. 

Jakub Kunčák

Jakub completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Aberdeen in the UK. 

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Jakub took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s award. He repeatedly won the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge and the Senior Mathematical Challenge certificates. He chose to study Engineering at the University of Aberdeen in the UK.

Jan Petrů

Jan completed his studies at OG with IB Certificates in Mathematics, Physics and English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University.

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Jan took part in the Bronze, Silver and Gold level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Senior Mathematical Challenge. He chose to study General Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University. He would like to focus on scientific research in the future.

Leoš Malec

completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Economics, English and German and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose Drew University in the USA.

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Leoš won the Director’s Award for excellent academic results, for his contributions to the community and for outstanding sports achievements and representation of the school. He holds the Bronze and Silver certificates of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study Economics at Drew University in the United States with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation and the Bakala Foundation.

Maria Pavlovec

Maria completed her studies at OG with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Maria took part in various Olympiads, the Senior Mathematical Challenge and a regional round of the World Scholar’s Cup, qualifying for the international round. She earned the Bronze certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK. She would like to work as a teacher in the future.

Mariana Scholzová

Mariana studium na Open Gate zakončila vynikajícími výsledky v mezinárodní maturitě IB a českou maturitou. Rozhodla se pro The University of Edinburgh.

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Mariana se účastnila debatních soutěží a získala bronzový, stříbrný i zlatý certifikát za účast v The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Rozhodla se pro studium ve Velké Británii na The University of Edinburgh obor Sustainable Development za podpory Nadace The Kellner Family Foundation. V budoucnu by se ráda věnovala osvětě v oboru ekologie a životního prostředí.

Michaela Mrázková

Michaela completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

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Michaela earned the Silver certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She would like to focus on research into artificial intelligence in the future.

Ondřej Kostka

Ondřej completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Biology and English as well as with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Civil Engineering of CTU.

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Ondřej took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s award and organised a St Nicholas Day party for the disabled. He obtained first aid certificates. He chose to study Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of CTU. In his spare time, he likes playing various sports, DIY, and communicating with people.

Pavel Vondráček

Pavel completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU.

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Pavel took part in Mathematics and Physics Olympiads and team mathematics competitions and he won two Senior Mathematical Challenge Gold Certificates. He chose to study Electronics and Communication at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU as well as the Music Production distance course at the Berklee College of Music in the US. He would like to work in the music industry after graduation.

Tereza Milošová

Tereza completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Cambridge in the UK.

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Tereza took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She was on the editorial board of the school magazine, OG Chronicle. She chose to study Law at the University of Cambridge in the UK with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to stay in academia and teach law at a university in the future.

Tereza Pásková

Tereza completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Global Politics and English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose to study at Les Roches in Switzerland.

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Tereza took part in debating competitions. She obtained the TOEFL and IELTS certificates. She chose to study International Hotel Management at the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland. She would like to work as a luxury brand manager or hospitality manager in the future.

Tereza Podhajská

Tereza completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose Yale University in the USA.

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Tereza took part in the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the World’s Scholars Cup, the Prague Student Summit and the IPPF debating competition. She also won the Senior Mathematical Challenge Bronze Certificate. She chose to study History of Science at Yale in the USA with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Veronika Šilhanová

Veronika completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Global Politics, English, Art and Environmental Studies and with the Czech school-leaving exam. 

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Veronika took part in the AMAVET science competition, debating competitions, an art competition and other activities. She earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates for participation in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Economic Policy at the CEVRO Institute with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. In the future she would like to focus on the environmental issues.

Adéla Zíková

Adéla completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Reading in the UK.

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Adéla took part in the Bronze and Silver levels of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She was a member of the Open Gate debating competition team. She chose to study Psychology at the University of Reading in the UK with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to work as a psychologist in the future.

Andrea Kulaviaková

Andrea completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Biology, Chemistry and English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague.

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Andrea took part in debating tournaments and successfully completed the Gold level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Forensic Analysis at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. Her hobbies include playing the piano and reading.

Barbora Stejskalová

Barbora completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Akcent College in Prague.

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Barbora took part in the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to continue studying in the Czech Republic, taking up English as a Foreign Language at the Akcent College with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to work as an English and Spanish translator or lecturer in the future.

Daniel Andrle

Daniel completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Edinburgh in the UK. 

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Daniel holds the Silver and Gold certificate for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study the German and English Languages at the University of Edinburgh in the UK with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. In the future, he would like to study the Czech, English and German languages and, later on, work with languages in the marketing sector.

Denisa Nová

Denisa completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Chemistry, German and English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague.

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Denisa took part in debating competitions and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Nano and Microtechnology in Chemical Engineering at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She focuses on playing the piano, floorball and athletics in her spare time.

Jan Krajník

Jan completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Aberdeen in the UK.

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Jan took part in many different tournaments and races and was on the school floorball team. He holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study Psychology at the University of Aberdeen in the UK with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He would like to work in the field of sport psychology in the future.

Jana Murmaková

Jana completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Biology, Psychology and English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Aberdeen in the UK.

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Jana holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Psychology at the University of Aberdeen in the UK. She would like to focus on psychology and other related social sciences in the future.

Lukáš Kotlár

Lukáš completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and Spanish and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the CEVRO Institute in Prague.

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Lukáš holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He focuses on the system of care for endangered children, takes part in panel discussions and works with non-profit organisations. He chose to study Political Science and International Relations at the CEVRO Institute in Prague with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He would like to work n the world of media and politics in the future.

Marek Skalník

Marek completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Manchester in the UK. 

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Marek took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the Senior Mathematical Challenge and the Junior Mathematical Challenge. He chose to study Management (Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship) at the University of Manchester in the UK with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. In the future he would like to study Global Management and later on to get a Master of Business Administration in Management.

Marshel Hembrom

Marshel completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Economics and Mathematics. He chose the Prague College.

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Marshel obtained the IAS certificate in English. He worked as an assistant IT teacher at a high school in Bangladesh, helped at a sanitarium and undertook other voluntary activities. He chose to study at the Prague College. He would like to work for a software business in the future.

Martin Jeřábek

Martin completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and German and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Economics in Prague. 

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Martin took part in debating competitions, the History Olympiad and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study Public Administration and Regional Development at the University of Economics in Prague. He would like to work in accordance with his values in the future.

Michaela Flegrová

Michaela completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose Imperial College London.

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Michaela took part in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge and the Senior Mathematical Challenge, winning the Gold Certificates. She also took part in many other mathematics competitions. She earned the Silver certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Physics at Imperial College London.

Michaela Zemachová

Michaela completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Edinburgh.

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Michaela holds the Gold certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; she took part in the IPPF Debate, the World Scholar’s Cup and Dhirubhai Ambani International Model United Nations (DAIMUN). She chose to study Social Work at the University of Edinburgh in the UK with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to do social work in the future.

Mikuláš Benda

Mikuláš completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University.

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Mikuláš took part in many floorball tournaments. He holds the Bronze certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study at the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He would like to work at a biochemistry lab or do a job related to medicine and biochemistry in the future.

Petr Maňas

Petr completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Edinburgh.

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Petr took part in the Bronze level of the Senior Mathematical Challenge and the Silver level of the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. He earned the Silver certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. 

He chose to study Software Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in the UK with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Tomislav Procházka

Tomislav completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Virginia in the USA.

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Tomislav took part in debating competitions (member of the national team, winner of the English Debate League, Best Speaker of 2015). He chose to study Economics at the University of Virginia in the USA. He also decided to postpone his enrolment in the University with a view to gaining on-the-job experience at the Prague office of HSBC.

Vlastimil Kotrbatý

Vlastimil completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Economics and English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the CEVRO Institute in Prague.

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Vlastimil was an active member of the student council. He co-founded and co-headed the initiative promoting the bestowing of the Nobel Peace Prize on Sir Nicholas Winton. He chose to study Business Law at the CEVRO Institute in Prague. He would like to contribute towards changes for the better in the Czech Republic in the future.

David Jaroš

David completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate. He chose the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

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David took part in the floorball league and Mathematics Olympiads. He holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Senior Mathematical Challenge Bronze Certificate. He chose to study Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He would like to work as a construction company executive in the future.

Dominika Kouřilová

Dominika completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno.

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Dominika headed the initiative promoting the bestowing of the Nobel Peace Prize on Sir Nicholas Winton. She holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Veterinary Medicine (in English) at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Dominika Trčková

Dominika completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose London School of Economics.

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Dominika holds the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and multiple Director’s Awards for excellent academic results. She chose to study Law at London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to work as a lawyer, specifically as a solicitor, in the future.

Ibolya Běláková

Ibolya completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate with excellent results. She decided to continue her studies in Japan.

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Ibolya took part in international debating tournaments, the student Model UN and NATO programmes, and speech competitions in Czech, English and Japanese. She obtained the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test certificate. She chose to study in Japan. She would like to work in the field of diplomacy or humanitarian aid in the future.

Jakub Zajíček

Jakub completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK.

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Jakub took part mostly in debating competitions; he won the Debate League and became the Best Speaker twice, won the World Debate Championship in 2012 and was a member of the Czech national debate team. He chose to study History at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK. He dances in his spare time.

Jiří Třebický

Jiří completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and Economics and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies of CTU.

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Jiří took part in many chess tournaments, achieving excellent results. He holds the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Bronze certificate of the Junior Mathematical Challenge. He chose to study Management and Economy of an Industrial Enterprise at Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies of CTU with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Johana Scholzová

Johana completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Biology and Chemistry and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University.

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Johana took part in debating competitions. She holds the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She volunteered, for example to help the Světluška (Firefly) Foundation. She chose to study Obstetric Assistance at the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University. Having completed her Bachelor’s degree in the Czech Republic she would like to study for a Master’s Degree abroad. 

Joshua Zrzavý

Joshua completed his studies at Open Gate with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Defence.

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Joshua successfully took part in Russian Olympiad and anchored the Christmas Academies at various schools for several times. He chose to study Armed Forces Leadership and Deployment at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Defence. He would like to work for the Ministry of Defence and the Czech Armed Forces in the future.

Juliana Gardošová

Juliana completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate. She chose the University of Chester in the UK.

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Juliana took part in the national round of the National Literary Award for Young Writers, coming second in her category. She opted for Chinese Studies and the study of the English Language at the University of Chester in the UK. Her hobbies include writing, reading, learning new languages and playing musical instruments.

Karolína Horská

Karolína completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

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Karolína holds the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She repeatedly won the Director’s Awards for her excellent academic results. She chose to study European Law at the Maastricht University with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to work in European and/or international law.

Karolína Kolářová

Karolína completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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Karolína obtained a Red Cross first aid certificate. She led a hip hop club at Open Gate and was involved in the initiative promoting the bestowing of the Nobel Peace Prize on Sir Nicholas Winton. She chose to study Humanities at the Tel Aviv University in Israel. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, cooking and learning foreign languages.

Kristina Benedetti

Kristina completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose to study medicine in the Czech Republic. 

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Kristina took part in international figure skating competitions, school swimming competitions and foot races. She holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study medicine in the Czech Republic and would like to be a general practitioner, a dentist or a psychiatrist.

Kristýna Fišerová

Kristýna completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University.

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Kristýna took part in school swimming competitions and was involved in grammar school science activities, for example as an intern during the Science and Technology Week. She won the Senior Mathematical Challenge Bronze Certificate every year. She chose to study Addiction Science at the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University.

Markéta Hrehorová

Markéta completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose Anglo-American University in Prague.

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Markéta took part in literary and language competitions and in the Kangaroo Mathematics Competition. She chose to study Business Administration at the Anglo-American University in Prague with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to work as a nutritional therapist in the future.

Matyáš Příbaň

Matyáš completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Physics and Mathematics and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose CTU in Prague.

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Matyáš took part in the British Junior Mathematical Challenge. He was active in the student council. He chose to study Physical Electronics at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of CTU in Prague. He would like to be involved in the ELI Beamlines project in the future.

Nina Fuchsová

Nina completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Anglo-American University in Prague.

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Nina took part in the Prague Student Summit and the Silver level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She repeatedly won the Director’s Awards for excellent academic results. She chose to study International Relations at the Anglo-American University in Prague with the support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to work in Public Relations.

Ondřej Kvapil

Ondřej completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and Spanish and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the CEVRO Institute in Prague.

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Ondřej holds the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. His hobbies include combat sports, military affairs and mountain hiking. He chose to study Economic Policy at the CEVRO Institute in Prague. He would like to work as a security consultant.

Sára Ehrlichová

Sára completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose to study medicine in the Czech Republic.

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Sára was an intern at the Ambulatory and Surgery Wards of the Prachatice Hospital and also at the Angiology Division of the Královské Vinohrady Teaching Hospital. She received the Director’s Award for outstanding contribution to community service. She earned the Bronze certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a Red Cross first aid certificate. She decided to continue studying medicine in the Czech Republic.

Sára Poštulková

Sára completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Aberdeen in the UK.

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Sára took part in the Prague Student Summit and Geography and Czech Olympiads. She holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Engineering at the University of Aberdeen in the UK.

Saskia Sophie Litvinová

Saskia completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, French and Spanish and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Anglo-American University.

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Saskia studied at the Collège du Léman International School in Switzerland prior to joining Open Gate. She chose to continue studying Business Administration at the Anglo-American University in Prague. She would like to operate a business in the fashion industry in the future.

Tereza Janková

Tereza completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and Economics and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose to study economics.

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Tereza took part in debate tournaments and speech competitions. Her hobbies include singing, debating, travelling and reading. She chose to study economics, either in the Czech Republic or in Amsterdam. She would like to work in marketing in the future.

Alinuur Hassan

Alinuur completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate. He chose the Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University.

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Alinuur took part in the Science Symposium competition, winning repeatedly, and the English Olympiad. He chose to study General Medicine at the Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He would like to work as a physician in the future.

Andrea Mikulandová

Andrea completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose Durham University in the UK.

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Andrea took part in debating tournaments and Czech and Mathematics Olympiads. She earned the Senior Mathematical Challenge Silver Certificate and the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study for the Mathematics and Philosophy within Natural Sciences at Durham University in the UK. She would like to focus on a scientific career in the future.

Eva Eöllősová

Eva completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague.

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Eva took part in many sports competitions. She earned the Gold certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Architecture and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague. She plays tennis and skis in her spare time.

Eva Vaňková

Eva completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and History and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose Podkovářská College of Applied Art in Prague.

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Eva ran the school café. Her hobbies include the Nordic mythology and jewellery, so she decided to study Goldsmithing and Jewellery at the Podkovářská College of Applied Art. She would like to open her own jewellery shop in the future.

Ivana Blašková

Ivana completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Kent in the UK.

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Ivana took part in the long-term Art and Architecture History seminar and in an exhibit at the Kokpit kafé as part of the Living City project. She won the National Literary Award for Young Writers. She chose to study Art History & Film at the University of Kent in the UK. She would like to focus on painting and film in the future.

Ján Michalčák

Jan completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose University College London in the UK.

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Jan took part in both domestic and international debating competitions, was a member of the national debating team, and won the Best Speaker award several times. He repeatedly won the Director’s Awards for excellent academic results and the Director’s Award for outstanding contribution to community service. He opted to study Politics as well as East European Studies at University College London with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation and the Bakala Foundation.

Jiří Jízdný

Jiří completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the École hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.

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Jiří took part in many sports events, primarily floorball and swimming tournaments. He obtained the IELTS certificate. He chose to study International Hospitality Management at the École hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. He would like to run his own business in the future.

Lucie Krumpholcová

Lucie completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, French and Biology and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague.

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Lucie took part in all types of sports events organised by the school, winning many awards. She holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Chemistry and Materials in Forensic Analysis at the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. She likes swimming and running most in her spare time. 

Lukáš Chalupa

Lukáš completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in Mathematics, Physics and English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Information Technology of CTU in Prague.

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Lukáš took part in several Mathematics Olympiads. He won the Silver certificates in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge and the Senior Mathematical Challenge, and holds the Bronze certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study Computer Science at the Faculty of Information Technology of CTU in Prague with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He would like to create and program web sites and applications in the future.

Martin Svoboda

Martin completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and Spanish and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Information Technology of CTU in Prague.

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Martin regularly took part in grammar school debating competitions as both a contestant and a referee. He won the Senior Mathematical Challenge Silver Certificate and the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study Computer Science at the Faculty of Information Technology of CTU in Prague. He would like to work as a programmer in the future.

Michal Vinárek

Michal completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Glasgow in the UK.

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Michal took part in the Kangaroo Mathematics Contest and FyzIQ competition and was a member of the Debate League. He won the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge Bronze Certificate and the Senior Mathematical Challenge Silver Certificate. He chose to study Computing Science/Business & Management at the University of Glasgow in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He would like to work as a software developer in the future.

Paulina Turcan

Paulina completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate with excellent results. She chose the University of Sussex in the UK.

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Paulina took part in many Olympiads and competitions focusing on mathematics, physics, art, English, Romanian and Russian. She obtained the Senior Mathematical Challenge Silver Certificate. She chose to study Art History at the University of Sussex in the UK. She pursues primarily art and sports in her spare time. 

Tuan Anh Pham

Pham completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Manchester in the UK. 

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Pham represented the Czech Republic in international debating tournaments. He volunteered a great deal, for example coaching a floorball club for children from the Open Gate primary school. He chose to study Management (Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship) at the University of Manchester in the UK. He would like to work in the hospitality industry in the future. 

Tomáš Kulík

Tomáš completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Mathematics and Physics and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Information Technology of CTU.

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Tomáš won the Senior Mathematical Challenge Bronze Certificate and holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study Computer Science at the Faculty of Information Technology of CTU in Prague. He would like to work in software engineering in the future.

Tomáš Titěra

Tomáš completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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Tomáš took part in Czech Olympiads. He repeatedly obtained the Open Gate Academic Scholarship as well as the Director’s Award for excellent academic results and the Director’s Award for outstanding contribution to community service. He chose to study International Bachelor Communication and Media at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam in the Netherlands with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Viktorie Licková

Viktorie completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose Coventry University in the UK.

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Viktorie holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Illustration and Graphics at Coventry University in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to design cartoon characters and illustrate books in the future.

 

Vít Dupák

Vít completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and Spanish and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague.

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Vít took part in many sports events organised by the school - in football, floorball and table tennis. He chose to study Liberal Arts and Humanities at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague. He would like to work as a translator or interpreter in the future.

Anna-Marie Ševčíková

Anna-Marie completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose Norwich University College of the Arts in the UK.

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Anna-Marie took part in the Pythagoriad maths competition, debating events and many good cause projects. She chaired the student council for several years. Her hobbies include photography, design and learning foreign languages. She chose to study Photography at Norwich University College of the Arts in the UK. She would like to work in the advertising and photography industry.

Beatriz Gonzálezová

Beatriz completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate. She chose the University of the West of Scotland.

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Beatriz would teach English to primary school students while a student at Open Gate. She obtained the IGCSE English certificates at the 8A and 2A levels. She chose to study Events Management at the University of the West of Scotland in the UK. She would like to focus on psychology and working with children in the future.

Filip Chalupa

Filip completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Physics and Mathematics and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Faculty of Information Technology of CTU.

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Filip took part in debating competitions and Mathematics Olympiads. He won the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge Gold Certificate and the Senior Mathematical Challenge Bronze Certificate. He holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He chose to study at the Faculty of Information Technology of CTU in Prague. He wants to focus on software engineering and information technologies in the future.

Jakub Musil

Jakub completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Edinburgh in the UK.

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Jakub was involved in organising the OGDoubleF film festival, acting as its art director repeatedly. He chose to study Celtic and Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. In the future, he would like to work in academia as a researcher or teacher while staying active in art.

Jiří Vebr

Jiří completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Edinburgh in the UK.

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Jiří organised many sports and other events for the students of the Open Gate primary school. He chose to study Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh in the UK. His hobbies include sports and programming. 

Kristýna Hříbalová

Kristýna completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of York in the UK.

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Kristýna took part in sports competitions and many exchange visits abroad, visiting for example France and India. She holds the French DELF certificate and the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Economics at the University of York in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. She would like to work as an air traffic controller.

Libor Mysliveček

Libor completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Bristol in the UK.

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Libor received a two-year science scholarship within the Open Science Programme of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He took hands-on training in hospital in Jodhpur, India with the financial support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He chose to study Medicine at the University of Bristol in the UK. His biggest hobbies include molecular biology and human physiology.

Nikol Chadimová

Nikol completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the IMC University of Applied Sciences in Austria.

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Nikol took part in political science conferences and European Parliament simulations. She received several Director’s Awards for her work for the school community service and for excellent academic results. She chose to study Export-Oriented Management at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems in Austria. In the future, she would like to own a horse breeding and training operation.

Nikola Jaškeová

Nikola completed her studies at Open Gate with an IB Certificate in English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague.

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Nikola led a hip hop club at Open Gate and at a dance school in Říčany. She chose to study Destination Management in the Travel and Tourism Industry at the Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. Her hobbies include dancing and listening to music.

Nikola Marková

Nikola completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Glasgow in the UK.

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Nikola worked at the school café and volunteered. She chose to study Psychology at the University of Glasgow in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. Her hobbies include dancing, singing and sports, primarily kickboxing.

Pavel Nicolas Samčenko

Pavel completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Economics and History and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the CEVRO Institute in Prague.

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Pavel was successful in sports competitions, most of all in swimming, athletics and snowboarding, winning several medals. He chose to study Economic Policy at the CEVRO Institute in Prague. He would like to run a business or work in finance in the future.

Petr Vecko

Petr completed his studies at Open Gate with an IB Certificate in English and with the Czech school-leaving exam.

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Petr likes creating instrumental accompaniment for modern music, economics, and building models – in particular miniature motor vehicles and ships. He chose not to continue studying and to work instead.

Roman Vuchtrl

Roman completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Economics and History and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the CEVRO Institute in Prague.

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Roman represented Open Gate at floorball tournaments, swimming relay races and other sports events. He chose the CEVRO Institute in Prague. He loves playing floorball, football, kickboxing, rugby and table tennis. Theatre is his greatest passion.

Sára Lukešová

Sára completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague.

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Sára took part in a student exchange visit to India. Her hobbies include creating family trees, photography, reading and travelling. She chose to study Operation and Economy at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

Tereza Navrátilová

Tereza completed her studies at Open Gate with an IB Certificate in English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She decided to interrupt her studies and travel.

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Tereza likes meditating and reading in her spare time. She decided not to continue her studies for the time being and to travel instead. She would like to work as a volunteer in developing countries in the future.

Zdeněk Kutil

Zdeněk completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose University College London in the UK.

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Zdeněk took part in Mathematics and Physics Olympiads, the Kangaroo Mathematics Contest and the Senior Mathematical Challenge, winning the Gold Certificate. He taught maths and physics to students at Open Gate in his spare time. He chose to study Economics at University College London in the UK.

 

Zuzana Leopoldová

Zuzana completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose University College London in the UK. 

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Zuzana took part in debating competitions and represented the school in swimming and athletics competitions. She obtained the TIE certificate in English and the B2 level certificate in Spanish, and holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well. She chose to study European Social and Political Studies at University College London in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Anežka Svobodová

Anežka completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Exeter in the UK.

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Anežka represented Open Gate in academic debating in Czech and English. She earned the Gold certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and several English certificates. She won the Director’s Award for her contribution to the community and for her excellent academic results. She chose to study Economics and Politics with International Study at the University of Exeter in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Anna Mikolášková

Anna completed her studies at Open Gate obtaining IB Certificates in English, German and Biology and passing the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Third Faculty of Medicine of Charles University.

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Anna took part in debating tournaments and represented Open Gate in the Debate League finals. She holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the TIE certificate in English. She chose to study at the Third Faculty of Medicine of Charles University. She would like to work with Doctors Without Borders and be involved in cancer research in the future.

Eva Musilová

Eva completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Third Faculty of Medicine of Charles University.

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Eva took part in the Kids To Kids charity project and performed on the violin at benefit concerts. She earned the Bronze certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study General Medicine at the Third Faculty of Medicine of Charles University with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. Her hobbies include playing the violin, reading, and sports. She is interested in science, primarily in biology, physics and chemistry.

František Berger

František completed his studies at Open Gate with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose Jan Amos Komenský University Prague.

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František took part in literary and football competitions. He won the Director’s Awards for extraordinary contribution to the quality of dorm life and for his extraordinary academic efforts. He chose to study Social and Media Communication at Jan Amos Komenský University in Prague with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. 

Hana Hurychová

Hana completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Aberdeen in the UK.

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Hana took second place in the National Literary Award For Young Writers. She earned the Gold certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Zoology at the University of Aberdeen with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. In the future she would like to work in a field related to zoology or in the music industry.

 

Jan Chalupný

Jan completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of York in the UK.

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Jan took part in debating competitions as a member of the national debating team. He won the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’ s Award, DELE certificates in Spanish and the Senior Maths Challenge Silver Certificates. He won the Director’s Award for extraordinary contribution to the Open Gate community. He chose to study Economics and Politics at the University of York in the UK. 

Jan Fleischmann

Jan completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Czech University of Life Sciences.

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Jan successfully represented Open Gate in sports competitions; he achieved his greatest successes in tennis and athletics. He obtained the TIE certificate. He chose to study Road and Urban Automotive Transportation at the Faculty of Engineering of the Czech University of Life Sciences. He would like to go on to study Technology and Environmental Engineering in his subsequent Master’s programme. 

 

Kamila Petrů

Kamila completed her studies at Open Gate obtaining an IB Certificate in English and passing the Czech school leaving exam. She chose the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University.

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Kamila took art courses in the Czech Republic and abroad. She obtained the TIE certificates in English and the Silver certificate in the The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme. She chose to study at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University. She would like to focus on art in the future.

Martin Jaroš

Martin completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the European University in Barcelona.

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Martin successfully took part in the Mathematics Olympiad and his biggest successes include his Senior Maths Challenge Gold Certificates. For several years, he would take the leading positions in the regional rounds of the Logical Olympiad. He led the Maths Club for younger students at Open Gate. He chose to study Business and Finance at the European University in Barcelona.

Martin Kábrt

Martin completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of York in the UK.

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Martin successfully took part in dozens of maths competitions. He won Senior Maths Challenge Gold Certificates. He achieved excellent results in the SAT American admission tests and in the national comparative tests. He chose to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of York in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation. He would like to work in national or international politics in the future.

 

Michal Kalina

Michal completed his studies at Open Gate with IB certificates in Economics and English and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague.

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Michal excellently represented Open Gate in particular in swimming. He took part in volunteer projects in the Czech Republic, for example refurbishing the social enterprise facility in Vlčkovice. He succeeded in the national round of the FyzIQ physics competition. He chose to study at the Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University. 

Ondřej Malinský

Ondřej completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Physics, Biology and Mathematics and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose CTU in Prague.

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Ondřej commuted to the Oliva Children’s Sanitarium to teach English and was a summer camp assistant. He chose to study Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University.

Ondřej Mareček

Ondřej completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Institute of Economic Studies of Charles University.

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Ondřej successfully took part in the Mathematics Olympiad. He won the Senior Maths Challenge Gold Certificate. He achieved excellent results in the SAT American admission tests and in the SCIO comparative tests. He chose to study Economic Theories at the Institute of Economic Studies of Charles University. He would like to work as an economist for an international corporation in the future.

Patrik Procházka

Patrik completed his studies at Open Gate obtaining an IB Certificate in English and passing the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose Lynn University in the USA.

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Patrik helped the Rotary Club as well as the Czech organisations - Nadace Naše dítě (Our Child Foundation), Život 90 (Life 90) and SANANIM. He is the author of the Fight Your Fate – Per Aspera ad Astra project aiming to help people around us. He chose to study at Lynn University in the USA.

Simona Benedetti

Simona completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English, Economics and Spanish and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Unicorn College in Prague.

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Simona represented Open Gate during an international athletic meeting in Germany. She obtained the TIE certificate in English and the DELE certificate in Spanish. She chose to study Economics and Management at the Unicorn College in Prague. She would like to succeed in the field of management in the future.

Vanessa Plavjaniková

Vanessa completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Universität Zürich in Switzerland.

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Vanessa received the Director’s Award for her community work. She obtained the GCSE (English as and Secondary Language), BEC, FCE, CAE and CPE certificates in English, and the Goethe-Zertifikat C1 in German language. She holds the Bronze certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Law at the Universität Zürich in Switzerland. She would like to focus on international business law.

Zuzana Matějková

Zuzana completed her studies at Open Gate obtaining the IB Certificate in English and passing the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose to study at Charles University.

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Zuzana was involved in many volunteer projects, including teaching French and English at the Oliva Children’s Sanitarium in Říčany. She obtained the DELF B1 certificate in French. She holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University. She would like to focus on crime investigation as well as amateur theatre in the future.

Barbora Adler

Barbora completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose to study at the University of Warwick.

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Barbora took part in many volunteer projects in the Czech Republic and abroad. For example, she helped organise the summer school of development cooperation for high schools (TARPON) and an urban camp for abandoned children in Moustache, Ukraine (AURA). She chose to study Sociology at the University of Warwick in the UK with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Barbora Sommersová

Barbora completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam.

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Barbora represented Open Gate in international running events. She was admitted to several universities in the UK, but after graduating she decided to postpone her studies and gain work experience abroad. She would like to work in a field related to art in the future. Her hobbies include various sports, primarily running.

Ema Kulová

Ema completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in History, English and French and with the Czech school-leaving exam. 

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Ema took part in debating competitions. She was conditionally admitted to the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Manchester. Having graduated, she decided to not continue her studies for the time being and to travel and work abroad instead. She would like to study Vietnamese or Chinese in the future and then use the languages at work.

Jáchym Hořejš

Jáchym completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and History and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Kent in the UK.

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Jáchym obtained the international TIE and IELTS certificates in English. He chose to study Law at the University of Kent in the UK. His hobbies include floorball, playing the cello, guitar and drums, and travelling.

Jan Brskovský

Jan completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and Spanish and with the Czech school-leaving exam. 

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Jan received the Director’s Award for volunteering. He plays various sports in his spare time. Having graduated he decided to gain experience during a one-year stay in Spain and then go on to study at university.

Kateřina Bošková

Kateřina completed her studies at Open Gate with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of New York in Prague.

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Kateřina took part in an exchange visit to Sweden. She chose to study Psychology at the University of New York in Prague.In her spare time she focuses on studying psychology, horse riding, swimming and running.

Marie Salomonová

Marie completed her studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the University of Nottingham in the UK.

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Marie took the Mid-IB Summer Course at the University of Cambridge in the UK. She obtained the B2-level Goethe-Zertifikat in German and the FCE certificate in English. She took part in a student programme at the Czech Academy of Sciences and attended the Progress in Biology lectures at Charles University. She chose to study Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Nottingham in the UK. She would like to work in pharmaceutical research or as a physician.

Martin Kalábek

Martin completed his studies at Open Gate with IB Certificates in English and Mathematics and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the University of Economics and Management Prague.

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Martin holds the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He won the Director’s Award for his contribution to the community. He chose to study Marketing at the University of Economics and Management in Prague. His main hobbies include programming and computer design.

Michaela Nováková

Michaela completed her studies at Open Gate with the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the European University Barcelona in Spain.

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Michaela holds the Gold certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She chose to study Leisure and Tourism Management at the European University Barcelona in Spain. Her hobbies include singing and Latin dancing, playing the guitar and various sports.

Michal Smetana

Michal completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate and the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose the Unicorn College in Prague.

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Michal took part in mathematics competitions and won the UK Maths Challenge Bronze Certificate. He obtained the TIE and FCE certificates in English. He chose to study at the Unicorn College in Prague.

Nora Irlingová

Nora completed her studies at Open Gate with IB Certificate in English and the Czech school-leaving exam. She chose the Metropolitan University Prague.

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Nora received the Director’s Award for her active involvement in the Open Gate community. She likes art, music and dancing. She donated one of her paintings to a school auction the proceeds of which benefited children. She chose to study International Relations at the Metropolitan University Prague with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

Šimon Podhajský

Šimon completed his studies at Open Gate with International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose Yale University v USA.

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Šimon took part in both national and international Model UN and NATO programmes. He was a member of the Czech national debating team and became the world champion and European vice-champion in on-line debating. He achieved the full score in the SAT admission tests in the US and obtained the CAE certificate and the Goethe-Zertifikat Deutsch level B2. He chose to study at Yale University in the US with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

 

Tomáš Chvátal

Tomáš completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose Aston University in the UK.

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Tomáš took part in the Prague Student UN Model. He obtained the international TIE certificate in English and the Math Challenge Silver Certificate. He chose to study Finance at Aston University in the UK. 

Václav Soukup

Václav completed his studies at Open Gate with the International Baccalaureate, achieving excellent results, and with the Czech school-leaving exam. He chose Charles University and the University of Economics in Prague.

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Václav successfully took part in maths competitions and won the Senior Maths Challenge Silver Certificate. He was a member of the Czech national debating team and became the world champion in on-line debating. He chose to study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University and the University of Economics in Prague.

Barbora Flegelová

Barbora decided to study at the University of Finance and Administration in Prague. 

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Barbora took several drawing and painting courses, and she also creates animated works. Her hobbies include sociology and philosophy. She chose to study Marketing Communication at the University of Finance and Administration in Prague. She would also like to study animated film in the future.

David Výboch

David chose to study at the University of Abertay Dundee in the UK.

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David won the Allons en France 2009 competition, performing his own rap song (he wrote the music, wrote his own lyrics in French and made a video). He obtained the TIE and IELTS certificates in English. He chose to study at the University of Abertay Dundee in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation).

Dessislava Tatcheva

Dessislava chose to study at the University of Exeter in the UK. 

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Dessislava took part in organising many school and international events. She obtained the TIE and CAE certificates in English and actively focuses on French, Spanish and Russian. She chose to study Business and Management at the University of Exeter in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation).

Jakub Plesník

Jakub chose the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague.

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Jakub took part in summer camps as an organiser and leader. His hobbies include computer work, sports (mainly floorball), biology and working with animals. He chose to study Drug Synthesis at the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. In the future he would like to work in the field, being able to use his biology and chemistry knowledge.

 

Jaroslav Čech

Jaroslav chose to study at Bath Spa University in the UK.

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Jaroslav obtained the IELTS certificate in English. His hobbies include magic and history. He chose to study History at Bath Spa University in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation).

Jiří Bobek

Jiří chose to study at a medical school.

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Jiří took part in many floorball tournaments. He successfully represented Open Gate with the school team and became its captain later on. He chose to study at a medical school. He would like to work as a physician in the future.

Jolana Venenyová

Jolana chose to study at the University of Dundee in the UK.

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Jolana took a one-month language learning trip to the UK. She obtained the FCE certificates in English. She chose to study in the International Relations and Politics Bachelor’s programme at the University of Dundee and a related Master’s programme at the University of Oxford with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation). She would like to work in international politics in the future.

Kateřina Hejtmánková

Kateřina chose to study at Jan Amos Komenský University in Prague.

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Kateřina obtained the TIE certificate in English, took several English courses abroad and is actively focusing on Spanish. She regularly takes painting courses and art history lectures. She made paintings for school auctions, with the proceeds being used for good cause purposes. She chose to study Scenic and Media Studies at Jan Amos Komenský University in Prague. She would like to work in a field related to art in the future.

Klára Tučková

Klára chose to study at the Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague.

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Klára took part in many art and architecture exhibits and lectures. She obtained the FCE and IELTS certificates in English. She chose to study Architecture and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague. She would like to be a successful architect in the future.

Lukáš Růžička

Lukáš chose to study at the University of Lancaster in the UK.

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Lukáš defended his second place in maths as part of the University Scholastic League. He obtained the TIE and IELTS certificates in English. He received the Director’s Award for an extraordinary contribution in his community work. He chose to study European Management and French at the University of Lancaster in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation). He would like to succeed in the field of management.

Marcel Neuberger

Marcel chose to study at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University. 

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Marcel obtained the TIE certificate in English. His hobbies include computer graphics, web design and sports, mainly working out and swimming. He chose to study the Justice Official programme at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University. He would like to succeed in his field in the future.

Marek Svoboda

Marek chose to study at Columbia University in the United States of America.

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Marek successfully took part in Mathematics Olympiads and represented Open Gate excellently in debating competitions. He obtained the Senior Maths Challenge Gold Certificate and the FCE and TOEFL certificates in English. He chose to study General Studies at Columbia University with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation). He would like to work as a psychiatrist with psychology accreditation in the future.

Markéta Tučková

Markéta chose to study at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University.

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Markéta repeatedly took part in the Czech Olympiads. She obtained the CAE certificate in English. She is interested in sociology studies. She chose to study Philology – Czech Studies and Sociology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University.

Michael Moravec

Michael chose to study at the Unicorn College in Prague.

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Michael took part in the UK Senior Mathematical Challenge, winning the Bronze Certificate. He also holds the Bronze certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a TIE certificate in English. He chose to study Information Technology at the Unicorn College in Prague. He would like to succeed in the field of IT in the future.

Michaela Morávková

Michaela chose to study at the Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology of the University of Chemistry and Technology.

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Michaela obtained the TIE certificate in English. Her hobbies include studying English, biology and medicine. She chose to study Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology of the University of Chemistry and Technology. She would like to work in this field or in related fields in the future.

Ondřej Sitta

Ondřej chose to study at the University of Exeter in the UK.

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Ondřej took part in many school events – he played in floorball tournaments, worked at the school café and led a table tennis club. He obtained the IELTS certificate in English. He chose to study Management with Leadership at the University of Exeter in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation). He would like to participate in educating young people in the future.

Petra Pacoňová

Petra decided to study at the University of Finance and Administration in Prague.

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Petra studied English and German and also Russian in her spare time. She took a language-learning trip to London. Her hobbies include volunteering. She regularly helped out at a social care institution. She chose to study Public Administration at the University of Finance and Administration in Prague. 

Romana Kašparová

Romana chose to study at the University of Chester in the UK.

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Romana obtained the TIE and TOEFL certificates in English and the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She received the Director’s Award for an extraordinary contribution to the Open Gate community with her extracurricular activities and community work. She chose to study Sociology and Spanish at the University of Chester in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation). She would like to work in the field of sociology.

Sarah Tomášková

Sarah chose to suspend her subsequent studies in favour of working for a family business in Canada.

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Sarah is interested in theatre, concerts, and ceramics and art clubs in her spare time. Her hobbies include psychology, economics, history, reading and sports. Having graduated she decided to temporarily suspend her studies and work in the family business in Canada. She would like to work in economics, business or management in the future.

Tereza Vildová

Tereza chose to study at the University of Brighton in the UK.

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Tereza regularly represented the school in swimming competitions. She obtained the FCE and DELE certificates in English and Spanish, respectively. She chose to study Economics and Finance at the University of Brighton in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation). Her hobbies include swimming, gymnastics and athletics.

Viktor Brejcha

Viktor chose to study at the Faculty of Architecture of CTU.

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Viktor won the Bronze certificate as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He considers winning an international art competition, with his work being subsequently exhibited at the Tate Modern Gallery of London, and collaborating with the architect Jan Malec to be his biggest successes. He chose to study Architecture and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture of CTU. He would like to participate in designing boats in the future.

Vojtěch Baštýř

Vojtěch chose to study at the University of St Andrews in the UK.

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Vojtěch successfully took part in debating competitions and qualified for the national team. He obtained the FCE and IELTS certificates in English. His hobbies include floorball, football and kickboxing. He chose to study Management at the University of St Andrews in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation). He would like to work in Public Relations in the future.

Werner Bernatík

Werner chose to study at the University of Economics in Prague.

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Werner was involved in the technical support for many school events. His hobbies include swimming and he won a number of international swimming awards. His biggest passion is computer programming. He chose to study Applied Informatics at the University of Economics in Prague. He would like to develop new computer software in the future.

Zuzana Matiášová

Zuzana chose to study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University.

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Zuzana took part in mathematics competitions, repeatedly winning the UK Senior Mathematical Challenge Bronze Certificate, and the Czech Olympiads. Her hobbies include Czech studies and mathematics. She chose to study Mathematics and Informatics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University. She would also like to study Czech studies at the Faculty of Arts.

Branko Černý

Branko chose to study at Dartmouth College in the USA.

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Branko earned the CPE and DELE certificates in English and Spanish, respectively. He passed several admission tests as part of admission procedures for universities in the US with high point scores. He chose to study at Dartmouth College in the US. He would like to work in international business law in the future.

Darek Jakubowicz

Darek chose to study at the University of Manchester in the UK.

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Darek represented the school in sports (mostly running) competitions. He obtained the CAE certificate in English. He chose to study Business Studies at the University of Manchester in the UK. He would like to run his own business in the future.

Kamila Hrušková

Kamila chose to study at the Silesian University in Opava.

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Kamila earned the Silver certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the FCE, CAE and CPE certificates in English. She also holds the Senior Maths Challenge Bronze Certificate. She chose to study Social Pathology at the Silesian University in Opava. She would like to teach or work in regional development in the future.

Martin Ciklamini

Martin chose to study at London Metropolitan University.

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Martin regularly took part in conferences such as Cisco Expo and Google Developer Day. He led a programming course for younger schoolmates. He obtained the CAE and IELTS certificates in English and DELE in Spanish. He chose to study Leadership and Management at London Metropolitan University in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation). He would like to work as a manager or managerial coach in the future.

Petr Bulka

Petr chose to study at the University of Birmingham in the UK.

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Petr obtained the CAE and IELTS English certificates and the Goethe-Zertifikat in German. He successfully passed the complete British GCE A – Levels exams in Geography, History and Sociology. He chose to study International Relations and Economics at the University of Birmingham in the UK with the kind support of the Educa Foundation (later The Kellner Family Foundation).

Overview of universities and institutes where OPEN GATE graduates have been admitted (a selection)

Czech Republic

Akcent College

Anglo-American University

CEVRO Institute

Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague

CTU, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

CTU, Faculty of Architecture

CTU, Faculty of Information Technology

CTU, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering

CTU, Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies

CTU, Faculty of Civil Engineering

CTU, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, Charles University, General Medi

Masaryk University, Faculty of Law

Prague College

Technical University of Liberec

Unicorn College

University of New York in Prague

Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine

Charles University, Second Faculty of Medicine

Charles University, Third Faculty of Medicine

Charles University, Faculty of Humanities

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences

Charles University, Faculty of Arts

Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Charles University, Faculty of Education

Charles University, Faculty of Law

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno

University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Informatics and Statistic

University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Business Administration

University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague

Italy

Bocconi School Milano

Israel

Tel Aviv University

Netherlands

Eindhoven University of Technology

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Maastricht University

University of Groningen

Spain

European University, Barcelona

Switzerland

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Universität Zürich

University of Lucerne

USA

Columbia University

Dartmouth College

Drew University

Lynn University

Mills College

Minerva Schools at KGI

University of Chicago

University of Virginia

Yale University

United Kingdom

Aston University

Bath Spa University

Brunel University London

Coventry University

Durham University

Imperial College London

Lancaster University

London Metropolitan University

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Newcastle University

The University of Aberdeen

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Manchester

The University of Nottingham

University College London

University of Abertay Dundee

University of Bath

University of Birmingham

University of Brighton

University of Cambridge

University of Chester

University of Dundee

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

University of Kent

University of Oxford

University of Reading

University of St Andrews

University of Sussex

University of Warwick

University of York

Our graduates help us

Open Gate is a lasting ally for our alumni. They meet regularly, give each other advice and help one another. They also often come back to our school. Those are always very pleasant encounters. They help our current students in choosing universities, share their experience with studying abroad and inspire them with their careers. 

Some lead academic clubs and other extracurricular activities. One of them is Michaela Grapenjuková who founded the OG Roots & Shoots academic club in cooperation with Roots & Shoots, Jane Goodall Institute.