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  1. DSS schools to offer alternative

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Cheung Siu-ming, said it was the first DSS school to be offered IB status. 'We got formal authorisation to run IB officially this month,' he said. Set up in 2006, the school currently offers the IB Middle Years Programme until Form Three. Mr Cheung said the first batch of Form Four students would study the last year of the IB Middle Years Programme this September and the IB ...

  2. IB 'scuppering' entry to top UK universities

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

    ... across four secondary schools will take the diploma for the first time this summer after the English Schools Foundation switched to the IB from A-levels two years ago. Parents claim the move has ... by Britain's university entrance system, UCAS, set a score of 360 for three A-levels- the typical minimum for popular degrees at top universities- equivalent to about 28 points in the IB. Yet parents ...

  3. ESF hails success in switch to IB diploma

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... transition to the IB has been successful, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't been challenging. I think our students have done very well indeed. We are pleased with the results. Clearly, the IB diploma, as we have always known, is a more demanding qualification than A-levels.' She said analysis suggested that the percentage of pupils getting six or seven points across all ...

  4. Comparing routes to university

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... and the English Schools Foundation (ESF) and several other international schools switching to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Several Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools, including St Paul's Co-Educational College and Diocesan Boys' School, plan to offer the IB Diploma. Yet interest in British A-levels remains strong, and several international schools still offer them. ...

  5. HK's new diploma gains ground with elite schools

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... qualification. The high-achieving boys' secondary is one of three Direct Subsidy Scheme schools to scrap or shelve plans to prepare for offering the IB diploma, while a fourth is introducing it gradually without setting a timetable. Principal Dr John Kennard said St Paul's had been considering whether to set up an IB programme for the past 18 months but had decided against it because ...

  6. Aussie mom happy with her selection

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chances.' One of the advantages of attending AIS is having the choice of either taking International Baccalaureate (IB) or Higher School Certificate of the New South Wales Board of Studies (HSC) qualifications. 'IB doesn't suit every student since they must take [compulsory] subjects such as science, English, maths and philosophy. If your child isn't good at these subjects, you ...

  7. Kellett, Carmel share facilities in Shau Kei Wan

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... high school principal Rachel Friedmann said it would be offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in tandem with its own high school diploma in the new secondary section, ... productions and forming a joint orchestra and possibly a choir.' Carmel would be offering 'the IB gold standard adapted to the needs of each child' through small classes ranging from 15 ...

  8. Old boys oppose enrolment of girls

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... of Diocesan Boys' School Terence Chang Cheuk-cheung said the proposal to recruit girls for the school year of 2010/11 would require consultation with students, parents and alumni. 'For IB ... the matter to the school. The school is launching the cheapest IB programme in town, with the foundation year costing HK$48,000 and the second and third years costing HK$58,000. Mr Chang said ...

  9. Tried and tested

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Designed to give students a world-class education and the confidence to question assumptions, the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum is steadily winning converts. ... Foundation (ESF) system. 'We are lucky that we don't have to do much marketing,' said Singapore-based Siva Kumari, regional director for IB Asia-Pacific, which oversees standards ...

  10. Innovation and location pay off

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... Richard Watt More than 14,000 students from Hong Kong chose to study in Australia last year, about 4,000 of them of school age. The country has been a popular destination for HKCEE graduates, not just because of its location as the closest English speakin ...




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