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  1. ESF candidates raise the standard for IB exams

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... programme widely considered one of the toughest in the world. 'I can't tell you how difficult it is to achieve that kind of result,' Heather Du Quesnay, ESF chief executive told students and their families. 'Congratulations to you all.' Three years after switching to the IB diploma the ESF has seen a steady increase in students obtaining the certification, ...

  2. ESF refining curriculum changes

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Diploma. They are the second batch of students to complete the IB curriculum. Each year, about 95 per cent of ESF school-leavers go on to universities and colleges. Nearly half are admitted to universities in Britain. Others head to Australia, the US, Canada and elsewhere. The ESF was established in 1967 and manages five secondary schools, nine primary schools and a school for children ...

  3. ESF A-level results see students smile

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... the pass rate stayed the same at 98.9 per cent. ESF schools remained comfortably ahead of average results for British A-level students, ensuring good prospects for those competing for places ... published in a bid to prevent it overshadowing results day. Chris Forse, the ESF's acting assistant chief executive, said: 'This is an excellent set of results for our students ...

  4. ESF students achieve A-level record

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... with the English Schools Foundation (ESF)- setting a new record for Hong Kong. The foundation's five secondary schools saw the percentage of top grades rise 2.2 percentage points to 42.6 per cent ... a British government working party is due to announce its final recommendations for a school-leaving diploma to replace the A-levels. However, the 520 ESF students who picked up their results ...

  5. School funding policy overhaul urged

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, May Chan

    ... Katherine Forestier and May Chan Audit Commission report on ESF highlights definition of international schools as those that offer non-local curricula The government should review its ... it has wanted to bring the ESF in line with this policy, because it does not differ from other international schools in teaching an overseas curriculum and that there should be a level playing ...

  6. Schools look west for the answers

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foundation (ESF) schools from next month. 'The A-levels require constant examination practices restricted to three to four subjects. IB has the same vigour which the A-levels provide while encouraging students to develop a broader range of skills and interests,' said Chris Forse, ESF's head of parent and student services. 'Moreover, the philosophy and context of the IB ...

  7. English Schools Foundation

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... New students at ESF primary and secondary schools in 2011-12 will be charged a one-off, refundable capital levy of HK$25,000. For children with two or more siblings already in ESF schools, ... enquiries@bs.esf.edu.hk Website: www.bradbury.edu.hk Year groups taught: Year 1-6 Number of students: 720 Accreditation: PYP candidate school Association membership: ESF Year founded: Declined to provide ...

  8. World exposure for young minds

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... university places. But Chris Durbin, school development adviser- secondary, for the English Schools Foundation (ESF), offers a word of caution to parents and students, who perhaps focus a little too much on what, after all, is just one gauge of academic attainment. 'We probably have [graduates] studying every university course you can think of. But, overall, ESF schools want to help ...

  9. Secondary revolution

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... This year the school, which will continue to offer A-levels until 2013, has admitted a number of students, including some from the ESF, who transferred because they did not want to sit the IB. ... From the beginning of this academic year, ESF students have had to choose between studying the IB or the ESF diploma, a vocational course that draws on elements of the IB. This has led some ...

  10. IB 'scuppering' entry to top UK universities

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... to about 29 IB points. The new guidelines, which come into force next year, have been welcomed by ESF leaders as providing reassurance to parents and students concerned at the switch to the IB. An ESF spokesman said 59 per cent of the 150 students who took the IB last year at Sha Tin College achieved a score of 30 or higher- roughly equal to 3 A-levels at grade A under the new ...




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