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  1. 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 ...

  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. News - World - CYBERSECURITY

    Nude photos hack sparks FBI hunt as victim Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:58am

    ... sites took up the story – and some linked to the images before taking them down amid legal threats and public outrage. According to a report on news and gossip site Gawker, users of AnonIB ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong parents seek alternatives to local schools

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

    ... Boys' School, Ronnie Cheng, said: "The differences between the local and the IB curriculum are not that drastic- IB will generally start with a question, what happens if we do this or that, and the local curriculum will say we study this today and these are the procedures; they are neither good or bad. "We have students who have gone through the local primary system who went into IB ...

  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 ...

  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    US lawmakers offer cybersecurity olive branch

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 06:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Backers of a cybersecurity bill which stalled in Congress last year offered changes on Monday in an effort to ease concerns of privacy and civil liberties activists. The two top lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee said the panel would meet ib Wednesday to vote on the Cyber Intelligence and Sharing Protection Act, a measure which ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Overpricing English-medium schools could hurt Hong Kong's future, say critics

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... widely recognised by universities around the world. The elite Diocesan Boys' School, for example, has 63 IB places, but across the city such places are in limited supply. Direct-subsidy ... and can take in at most five ESF students a year (should they want to switch),"says Cheung Siu-ming, principal of Creative Secondary School, a direct-subsidy school offering the IB ...

  10. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    The great university brain drain

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... months. The trend helps explains why International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-level courses have mushroomed in Shanghai. The US Institute of International Education's most recent Open Doors ...




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