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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF, St Paul's score in International Baccalaureate exams

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by BRIAN YAP, MICHELLE TOH

    ... Brian Yap and Michelle Toh ESF produces eight top scorers in IB exams The English Schools Foundation has recorded eight top scorers in the International Baccalaureate Diploma- its second-best tally of high-fliers in the Geneva-based exams. And St Paul's Co-educational College in Mid-Levels achieved an impressive feat, with 61 per cent of its 23-pupil IB class scoring 40 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF hankers for public funding, despite Eddie Ng's comments

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Foundation argues its English curriculum is valuable to all Hong Kong citizens; DSS schools teaching IB could help fight for subvention ESF still hopes ... Other DSS schools face rising demand from students for non-local curriculums, such as the IB, Cheung Siu-ming, principal of Creative Secondary School, said. "What is the rationale ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Competition for local university places heats up

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... of whom study for the International Baccalaureate (IB), which local universities like- makes the competition even harder. The University of Hong Kong, for example, reserves about 20 per cent ... to go to local universities. Karen Tsang, a Year 13 student at Island School, has an offer from Oxford University to study law subject to the IB grades in her remaining courses, but she's ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    New school ties

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Baccalaureate (IB) and the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), up from just five schools in 2010-11. DSS schools give more choice and can reduce the fierce competition for school places ... before graduation, Ngan Po Ling is launching an IB programme next year. It's a way to reverse the "brain drain", Anuradha says. Creative Secondary School (CSS) in Tseung Kwan, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Public exams being devalued, principals warn

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... degree programmes and students in local schools who have taken international exams such as the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum ...



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