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  1. Training to sharpen skills

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... Ana Wang The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme has increased in popularity over the years. More training, such as postgraduate degree programmes, workshops and seminars, is being offered to IB teachers to enhance their skills and knowledge in various areas. 'Teachers of IB programmes need a specialised understanding of the philosophy and theory underpinning the IB ...

  2. DSS schools find middle way on curriculum

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... will be the trailblazers in offering the dual curriculum in the new academic year. DBS last September launched a pre-IB programme, a one-year preparatory course limbering students up for the IB Diploma to be launched this September. Forty-one students are currently in the pre-IB stream, compared with 229 Form Four students taking the first year of the three-year senior secondary curriculum leading ...

  3. Learning on the IB 'through train'

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... inquiry-based learning and problem solving, and wider use of the International Baccalaureate (IB), which offers three programmes for students aged three to 19, reflects this. Originally targeted at international schools around the world in a bid to offer a consistent global yardstick against which universities could evaluate potential students, IB has been gaining favour in state-funded schools ...

  4. Inspired thinking

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with assistance from several other international schools, created the IB diploma programme. It started as a single programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university, and has grown into three programmes for students aged three to 19. The IB's mission is to provide high-quality education for a better world and to encourage an international outlook among students ...

  5. Good thinking

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... examination, I noticed the HKDSE's close resemblance to the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and exam. The IB, with its programme of six core courses, open-ended exams, 4,000-word ... not implement the IB among the local schools? Kenneth Chen Wei-on, the undersecretary for education, says that while the government does not plan on implementing the IB across all local schools, it also ...

  6. It's crucial to stay informed

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... schools- as well as all ESF secondaries- have adopted the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We ask the experts how the new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education and the IB Diploma are likely ... that will open up an affordable new IB route to both local and non-local students. This year, schools have been asked to provide more information, including crucial data such as average class size ...

  7. Students bemoan admission procedures

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Students who failed to enrol in their desired courses at the Vocational Training Council (VTC) after queuing for three days this weekend have criticised the council's admissions system as unfair and confusing. Hundreds of students had queu ...

  8. ESF refining curriculum changes

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Diploma. They are the second batch of students to complete the IB curriculum. Each year, about 95 per cent of ESF school-leavers go on to universities and colleges. Nearly half are admitted ... read and write Chinese. The International Baccalaureate Organisation's programmes for primary and secondary students are recognised worldwide. However, the IB Diploma is very demanding ...

  9. Brooklyn

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Brooklyn by Colm Toibin Penguin, HK$121 Having missed out on 2004's Man Booker with The Master, Colm T?ib?n missed out on last year's short-list completely ... As this is T?ib?n, Eilis' American dream is more like a sorrowful nightmare, defined by farewells, arduous journeys and that Toibin staple, heart-breaking alienation. 'Eilis would have given ...

  10. It's perfect for ESF duo

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gavrielle Leung Two English Schools Foundation (ESF) students have achieved the highest possible score of 45 in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma exams this year. Of the 726 who ... 'I was really ecstatic when I saw that I had got 45,' said Alex. 'I really enjoyed the greater breadth of study in the IB. The choice for me is between the University ...




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