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  1. IB catches Wan Chai through-train

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the IB Diploma Programme this September. The Wan Chai school began offering the IB Primary Years Programme for students aged three to 11 in 2002 and IB Middle Years Programme for students aged 11 ... alongside the IB programme, with instruction in English and Putonghua. ...

  2. Quiet evolutionary revolution of the IB

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... students with an international outlook from the outset. During Professor Walker's time at the helm, the three IB programmes- primary years, middle years and the flagship university-entrance qualification, the IB Diploma- the organisation experienced annual growth rates of between 15 per cent and 20 per cent. 'We were told by one consultant that all we needed to do was to answer ...

  3. Move to IB helps ESF to extend its international reach

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... towards the IB at primary and upper secondary. IGCSEs and GCSEs are still taught in years 10 and 11 but all secondary schools will teach the IB for Years 12 and 13 from August, with Advanced, ... and leisure; theory of knowledge; an applied or vocational course; and an elective subject. The IB framework and inquiry-based approach will be adopted by all primary schools, with elements ...

  4. Schools look west for the answers

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

    ... as International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB diploma allows students to study six subjects- three at higher level and three at standard level- from experimental sciences, arts, mathematics and computer sciences, individuals and societies, to literature and language. The IB curriculum also requires students to follow a theory of knowledge course, complete an extended essay, and participate ...

  5. Love your liver and give it a boost

    Posted May 21st 2007, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Traditional Chinese medicine is popular among IBS sufferers who want to manage the problem using acupuncture and herbs. Practitioner Gianna Buonocore says IBS is a stagnation of liver energy or chi. Other organs such as the digestive system and intestines are also affected. 'IBS is usually affected by emotions and stress, so good relaxation techniques ...

  6. Secondary revolution

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

    ... Call for choice as the IB replaces A-levels in Hong Kong. Liz Gooch reports It has been hailed as education's answer to the demands of a globalised, 21st-century world. ... students. The popularity of the IB in Hong Kong has soared in recent years, with 14 schools offering the diploma. From the beginning of this academic year, all English Schools Foundation schools ...

  7. Knowledge hunters

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... on endangered animals, while others concentrated on pollution. They did their own research, organised field trips and created websites. The school, which also teaches the IB Middle Years Programme, is hoping to offer the IB Diploma Programme to next year's senior students. ...

  8. Five prove they're perfect

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... The IB, which operates in more than 2,000 schools in 125 countries, has become increasingly popular, with 14 Hong Kong schools now registered to offer the diploma. The results of four candidates ...

  9. International Secondary Schools

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and applications by mid-December. IBO authorised. Maximum class size: 25. Students study for the IB Diploma. Chinese studies and many languages are available. The college's emphasis on community work reflects both the IB and its own philosophy. Liberal learning environment, with extensive independent study. Regular cultural activities. Overseas and mainland project weeks. Average IB results ...

  10. Gut reaction

    Posted May 21st 2007, 12:00am by Karen Pittar, Tara Jenkins

    ... mother has been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), so I guess that's what it is, but I haven't consulted a doctor- it's too humiliating.' For the past 20 years, 62-year- old Helen has had bouts of severe constipation, flatulence, stomach distension and, occasionally, explosive diarrhoea. Diagnosed with IBS a decade ago, she lives with the reality ...




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