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  1. IB doesn't suit everyone, new HKEAA exams director says

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... passes its English language test, and has been criticised by parents as too demanding for some students, with a heavier workload than A-levels and a lack of options. The IB programme is part of a four-pathway ESF Diploma that also includes a vocationally-oriented Advanced Diploma in which students at different schools are offered a range or mix of vocational A-levels, BTech diplomas and IB ...

  2. IB options, but no U-turn

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Steve Cray

    ... to A-levels. ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay was speaking in the wake of parents' criticisms that the IB was not suitable for all pupils and there was a lack of academic options. One parent ... to pass the language component. I don't have any choice,' she said. Pupils have to score at least 24 points and pass all six subjects to gain the IB diploma. Another parent, whose son ...

  3. Academy emphasises independence

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Mariam Moore

    ... have learned at school and prepare for a new stage in your learning.' The academy in Shum Wan, Aberdeen, offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, a challenging two-year ... and literature). The courses places importance on Chinese heritage and culture. The academy has been an International Baccalaureate World School since 2005, and offers the IB Primary Years Programme, IB ...

  4. Teaching from the heart

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (IB)-related matters all day, every day. I represent the organisation with its mission and curriculum for the middle years programme. I make sure that the teaching and learning supports their needs. I also do a lot of professional development with teachers in IB teaching and learning objectives, and a lot of education for parents and students in the curriculum. This job is about 10per cent ...

  5. Global outlook in demand

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the most popular international education programmes on offer is the International Baccalaureate (IB), offered at both Discovery College and the Victoria Shanghai Academy. Dr Shui said that the IB ... time something quite different from the traditional mode of learning,' she said. In particular, IB programmes are not restricted to one particular country, allowing students to enjoy ...

  6. Secondary Schools

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 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. Music and Business Studies ...

  7. Opportunities abound at new ESF school

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... have at least two years of working experience and a tertiary degree. Although the school followed the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, specific training in the programme- Primary ... for teachers who can develop effective relationships with students, who are also passionate about teaching. 'If you can find exceptional teachers, the skills of teaching the IB curriculum can ...

  8. Road to knowledge can be a testing experience

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Grace Wu

    ... said. In Hong Kong, the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is winning appeal with those students who are thinking of studying overseas. It develops and offers three programmes ... IB education in Hong Kong. Winnie Cheng, assistant director of the foundation, explained the philosophy behind the IB education. 'It matches global education in the way it makes students ...

  9. Q & A

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Burnett

    ... established and well supported. If it is the case that your son's school has changed this in favour of the International Baccalaureate (IB), it is very likely that he is both frustrated ... that when many schools opted to teach the IB, they did it after serious consideration, careful planning and preparation, and an in-depth accreditation schedule which will have taken several years ...

  10. Early preparations can lead to places at top universities

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a month to get. 'Also, a lot of our teachers are qualified International Baccalaureate (IB) teachers, and some have been teaching IB for 10 to 15 years. 'At English Schools Foundation schools, they are just now training IB teachers, which will probably be a two-year or three-year process.' ...




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