International schools focus on art which allows even the most academic students to enjoy a more balanced education and achieve creative potential
The difference is in the art. Most international schools take the arts seriously, from kindergarten through to senior secondary levels. Work of extraordinary talent and sophistication is produced for British A-levels and the International Baccalaureate diploma, as illustrated in the works of A-level students at West Island School and the art rooms of the German Swiss International School and Chinese International School.
One of the great limitations in the local education system is that, traditionally, sciences are favoured over humanities and creative arts. Just 133 students in the whole of Hong Kong pursued art to HKCEE, while drama does not feature in the formal curriculum at that level. By contrast, art and drama thrive in many international schools, allowing even the most academic students to enjoy a more balanced education, and achieve their creative potential.