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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong's high-fliers see great perks in IB Diploma curriculum

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... The IB Diploma programme is giving students a huge boost in their university chances both here and abroad Some 127,000 students from 135 countries and regions received the results ... schools following the IB course has risen significantly over the past five years, with 26 schools now offering the diploma programme. The ESF dropped A-levels for the IB four years ago. IB Diploma ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong ESF students ace exams to outshine peers in global IB diploma

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Six pupils get full marks for IB programme and others score much higher than world average Hong Kong pupils have outperformed their overseas peers in one of the most globally recognised pre-tertiary exams. Some 850 pupils from six English Schools Foundation secondary schools who sat the examination for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in May notched up an average score ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: bilingual education for the IB diploma

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Bilingual education for the IB diploma Parents recently came to me with some interesting questions about bilingual education. Do students have to undertake all subjects in both languages to attain a bilingual International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma? Can students decide which language they will study a subject in? Is bilingual education ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Variety proves spice of learning life

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Local students embrace studying the IB programme because it offers them writing training, a common task at university, as the curriculum requires them to compose a 4,000-word extended essay. Stephanie Wu, a Form Five IB student at St. Paul's Co-educational College, appreciates the training. "I plan to study at an overseas university. The IB curriculum ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The biggest stress for students: parental pressure

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:30pm by Anjali Hazari

    ... Then there is the International Baccalaureate (IB) subject selection, where parents often insist their child should take the higher-level option even though the child doesn't meet the grade requirements. When ... of IB schools may be growing in Hong Kong, but the IB diploma is not for every student. Yet there is great trepidation in allowing students to take GCE A-levels because universities view the IB ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: the tyranny of predicted grades

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari anjali.hazari@scmp.com Predicted grades are an unfair basis for university admission As students sit their exams for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and International ... a seven for IB and an A* for IGCSE based on school assessments when students marks exceed the mark boundary for those grades. But a five can easily change into a four or a six after moderation ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Handling stress: a biological view

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... for admission. Students who didn't fare as well can view the exams as practice for the IB or A-levels, whose results will count towards college admission. The people who perform best in normal ... IB and IGCSE biology at the French International School ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    How to avoid those hazy days of summer

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... to make a folder containing concurrent areas of research, relating to topics they have studied in biology. Students taking the IB or IGCSE Diploma could make copies of the syllabus for subjects ... relevant, and when changing systems – as many schools in Hong Kong do between IGCSEs and IB – it is critical.” Of course, presentation of this material is critical. Youngsters need something ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Theory of knowledge improves critical thinking

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... about TOK taught me that one should not be biased," What do students study in TOK? This is a frequently asked question by students before they commence the IB diploma. Student Nicholas ... it on top of all the other work we have to do for IB." Anjali Hazari teaches IB and IGCSE biology at the French International School ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Iranian dissidents say rockets hit their Baghdad camp, kill three

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 02:04pm by Reuters in Baghdad

    ... well-known Kata’ib Hezbollah militia. Shahriar Kia, another spokesman for MEK who lives in the camp he said houses about 3,000 Iranian dissidents, said two men were killed when a rocket fell near ...




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