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  1. Canadian International in IB switch

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... The Aberdeen school will be the first established school in Hong Kong to switch to the IB for all year groups, by implementing its Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes over a four-year period beginning this August. Principal Dave McMaster said the IB Diploma, taken in Grades 11 and 12, would merge with the Ontario curriculum. Students would still meet the Canadian graduation ...

  2. IB challenge for local curriculum

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... the diploma, and English Schools Foundation schools take their final steps in becoming IB schools. The IB is already highly regarded within international education circles as well as university ... will manage, as they have done in Sha Tin College, the first in the ESF to make the move. Although the IB was initially designed for international schools, it is now not uncommon to find it in state ...

  3. IB diploma plan 'will stem the brain drain'

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... But then they run off to Li Po Chun after the HKCEE.' The school last week announced it planned to offer the IB diploma programme as an optional alternative to the local senior secondary curriculum in 2009, and would consider opening its doors to older girls interested in taking the IB. Principal Terence Chang Cheuk-cheung said the school sent a letter of intent to the International ...

  4. St Paul's college plans to introduce IB in four years

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the International Baccalaureate in four years' time. St Paul's Co-Educational College principal Anissa Chan Wong Lai-kuen said the school hoped to run the two-year IB diploma in 2010 as an alternative to the new Hong Kong Diploma of Education. 'Students entering Form One next September will be the first to be able to choose to take either the IB diploma or the new senior secondary ...

  5. Four local students achieve perfect IB scores

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... with the vast majority of admission tutors favouring the IB over A-levels. And under a new points tariff announced by Britain's Universities and Colleges Admission Service, the average scores being achieved by all IB schools in Hong Kong compare favourably with A-levels. A score of 33- the minimum average in this year's Hong Kong results- will be equivalent to four A grades at A-level ...

  6. IB programme puts students on road to academic success

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... have not done too well in the HKCEE or who want a change in learning style. As part of the creativity, action and community service for which she was awarded points under the IB programme, ... in impoverished Guangxi province. 'The learning style under IB is different. We are expected to discover knowledge ourselves and there are many small group discussions and presentations. We have ...

  7. DBS diploma course to lure creme de la creme

    Posted Oct 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Lau Kit-wai Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) is preparing to introduce the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme to attract top local and overseas students. The two-year course prepares students for university. The school is planning to launch two IB classes for 60 senior-form students in 2009. The annual tuition fee for the diploma is expected to range from ...

  8. A marriage of creativity

    Posted Nov 04th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... some taking the IB diploma, some the new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education. However, the unusual set-up means that in the first year of the new three-year senior secondary structure, ... and service.' And as with the IB diploma, they would pursue a personal project- something for which they had a particular passion. 'The MYP is designed to take them from trans-disciplinary, ...

  9. Thinking for yourself

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... in my first history lesson for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme, was like struggling with an alien language. For a Form Six student who had previously relied on standard ... history is taught in the IB- is a real eye opener. Under the IB we had to study the works of historians and assess the value of their arguments and the reliability of their sources. One of three ...

  10. Kindergarten awaits English head teacher

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft Here is an administrative position for a native English speaker who enjoys working with children and is familiar with the international baccalaureate (IB) system. ... possess a Certificate of Early Childhood Education or an equivalent qualification. Those trained in the IB Primary Years Programme will have an edge. Candidates with academic qualifications from ...




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