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  1. Meeting global need triggers a fresh view

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Call for an international orientation gave rise to the IB in the 1960s Opportunities to take International Baccalaureate programmes are burgeoning in Hong Kong, as schools seek to give their students a global advantage. IB programmes are run by the Geneva-based International Baccalaureate Organisation, which was set up in 1968 to offer education with an international orientation, ...

  2. 'Failures' shine after Baccalaureate

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... of a possible 45 in the IB. 'I'm amazed I got 39,' she said. 'This is the most a important turning point in my life.' They put their success down to the differences between the way the IB is taught and local exam-driven curriculum. 'With HKCEEs we just had to memorise stuff to get good marks. I couldn't do that. With the IB, creativity is very important, ...

  3. School funding policy overhaul urged

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

    ... funding policy, given that they are now opening DSS schools teaching the IB, which the ESF does,' she said. Earlier this month Island School became the fourth ESF secondary school to decide to drop A-levels in favour of the IB. 'This would be like tearing down Hunghom flats and building something else which will cost the government more,' she said. DSS secondary schools ...

  4. ESF students achieve A-level record

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

    ... (IB) qualification across its schools from 2006- would study the findings of the British working party, which would help its discussions with heads over schools' future curriculums. ... grade As. At Sha Tin College, 62 students taking the IB diploma achieved a 96.7 per cent pass rate, compared with the world average for all schools of 82.8 per cent. It is an improvement ...

  5. International secondary schools

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sally Course

    ... for scholarship applications is late February. Maximum class size: 25. Authorised by the IBO.The college offers the IB diploma. Chinese studies available. Emphasis on community work reflects both the IB and its own philosophy. Putonghua, English, French, German, among other languages.Average IB 2003-2004, 37 $171,000, including tuition and boarding but 90% of students obtain scholarships ...

  6. Off to Yale

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... publish offers on their web sites on April 1, and that's how I discovered I'd been accepted by Yale,' says Ho-ming, who sat his sixth and final International Baccalaureate (IB) exam at Li Po Chun United World College (UWC) two weeks ago. Ho-ming's sparkling academic record featured a near maximum score in his predicted grades for the IB exams (40 out of 42), and high ...


    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sally Course

    ... school offers a bilingual, international curriculum, leading to the IB middle years programme and diploma. At primary, starting this term, reception classes are staffed by one full-time Chinese and one full-time English teacher. Gradual implementation of this collaborative teaching model will be extended through the primary levels. At secondary, the IB programmes balance academic studies ...


    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... admissions@biss.com.cn Web: www.biss.com.cn Founded: 1994Offers the IB primary years programme, IGCSEs and IB diploma. ESL provided from Grade 1 to 10. Chinese studies and classes catering for different language ... and, from this year, the IB diploma. ESL centre. School set in a park, which is used as a resource. Member of ACAMIS. US$15,300 BEIJING ZHONGGUANCUN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PO Box 95-025 Haidian ...


    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... throughout the school. Due to become the first ESF school on Hong Kong Island to switch from A-levels to IB, in 2007. Special learning support class with 21 places, learning support in mainstream ... www.shatincollege.edu.hk Founded: 1982 Highly regarded, stable school recently extended to cater for 1,230 students. Places heavily in demand. IB diploma now established for Years 12 and 13. Internationalism ...

  10. When only the best will do

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... This involves ensuring their staff are trained to deliver IB education, and satisfying the IBO that they have the facilities and financial resources. Many schools plan to offer the IB and some use ...




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