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  1. Letter

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I write in response to the column, Class Action, in the Family Post on October 9, where an international school teacher replies to an inquiry about the challenges of IB [International Baccalaureate]. He observes that 'universities and employers place high value on the concepts at the core of IB'. One would like to think so, but as a parent who closely monitored first a son ...

  2. ESF candidates raise the standard for IB exams

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stunningly in their International Baccalaureate exams. Four students achieved the full 45 marks on their IB exams, and almost all their peers received the diploma after going through an education ... students and their families. 'Congratulations to you all.' Three years after switching to the IB diploma the ESF has seen a steady increase in students obtaining the certification, ...

  3. World awaits IB graduates

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Their broad knowledge and rich exposure have opened doors for many IB graduates, with one study showing they were more likely to be enrolled in Britain's top 20 higher education institutions. The study, by the United Kingdom Higher Education Statistics Agency on university entrants in the 2008-2009 academic year, showed that the number of IB-trained entrants ...

  4. IB approach gets high marks from pupils

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Invariably, IB students appear to be better motivated and enjoy the challenges of their studies James Lo Yuen-fai Diocesan Boys' School As a student of the Diocesan Boys' School (DBS), Lo opted for the IB route two years ago because of his intention to study in the United Kingdom and what he deems to be an open-minded curriculum. 'It is different from ...

  5. Li Po Chun student earns perfect IB score

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... listening to the teacher and memorising everything he says, but IB emphasises critical thinking and the teachers encourage us to challenge them.' ...

  6. The IB curriculum: means and methods

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they must do a personal project to demonstrate the understandings and skills they have developed. Students are assessed at school, with IB examiners checking the process. IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) ... programme. Written exams will be marked by IB examiners. The highest mark is 45 points, with 24 being the minimum for the diploma award. Source: IBO ANNUAL FEES: A SAMPLER (HK$) Yew Chung ...

  7. Helping mould caring, globally attuned minds

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Hong Kong has seen substantial growth in International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes catering to students from aged three to 19, as more schools give priority to well-rounded training. Founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland, by a group of forward-thinking teachers who had banded together to create a truly international pre-university curriculum, the IB governance body ...

  8. DBS programme suits experimental, inquisitive minds

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) is catering to different learning styles by offering a parallel IB programme for students in senior years. Grade 9 students at the school, the equivalent of S3 students under the new senior secondary (NSS) curriculum, have the option of either switching to the bridging programme for the two-year IB Diploma or remaining in the new curriculum ...

  9. Programme delivers on its promise

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Hong Kong to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma programme in 2000 and believes it basically delivers on what is promised: to produce students with a global perspective, a social conscience and, besides their academic credentials, a range of research, teamwork and communication skills. In particular, Matuk is a fan of the 'service' aspect of the IB educational ...

  10. ESF prodigies ace tough exam

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Baccalaureate exams. Four students, including a Young Post junior reporter, gained perfect scores- full 45 marks- in their IB exams. The IB programme is widely considered to be one of the toughest ... 97.5 per cent received the diploma, up from 94.1 per cent last year. The global average last year was 78.1 per cent. Some 958,000 students worldwide take the IB. Only 96 students earned full ...




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