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  1. Comment - Letters

    Skewed praise for ESF system

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Comparing ESF's scores with other schools' is misleading I am a International Baccalaureate (IB) educator at an international school in Hong Kong and refer to Kelly Yang's column ("Eclectic avenue", November 14). She champions support for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subvention by attributing ESF students' IB scores to the diversity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1093328/skewed-praise-esf-system
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1355233/biggest-stress-students-parental-pressure
  3. Comment - Letters

    ESF settles the score on pathways for students

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... suggests that a large proportion of English Schools Foundation students are not admitted to International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes because the schools use selection criteria to direct students ... to students at post-16 level are the IB Diploma Pathway and the Applied Learning Pathway, though highly personalised pathways are also provided for a small number of students with high levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1097618/esf-settles-score-pathways-students
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 26, 2014

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... at any one time. The fact that both the IB and IES programmes require lots of teaching resources suggests that teaching "higher-order thinking skills" is no simple task. But, we should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1497279/letters-editor-april-26-2014
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    High achievers show best ways to study smart

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:51pm by Olivia Gong and Shannon Gong

    ... Olivia Gong is an academic adviser at HKExcel, an IB tutor specialist. Shannon Gong is a law student at Chinese University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1347356/high-achievers-show-best-ways-study-smart
  6. Comment

    ESF is part of what makes Hong Kong a success

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... of education is "if something's working, leave it alone". Last year, ESF's South Island School students attained one of the highest International Baccalaureate (IB) results in Hong ... seven ESF students achieved a perfect 45 points in the IB. I've asked myself many times why the ESF works. In theory, it shouldn't get comparable results to international schools; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1081709/esf-part-what-makes-hong-kong-success
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 9, 2012

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... (IB) and public schools go to the same universities. The pompous differentiation between "international" and national schools is affected. Hong Kong has one of the highest densities of IB schools among world cities. Expats who can't afford private IB education in Hong Kong aren't likely to afford IB education back home. The English Schools Foundation is mandated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1078170/letters-editor-november-9-2012
  8. Comment - Letters

    DSS holds key to English study places

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DION CHEN

    ... an international/non-local curriculum. These curriculums include the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and General Certificate of Education- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1155728/dss-holds-key-english-study-places
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1291632/great-university-brain-drain
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    International school model works fine

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... English universities or eight American ones and a job with Goldman Sachs on graduation, all of which it is, then the IB is certainly your thing. What the parents want, the parents get. Pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1269771/international-school-model-works-fine

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