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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. 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 ...

  3. Move to IB helps ESF to extend its international reach

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... towards the IB at primary and upper secondary. IGCSEs and GCSEs are still taught in years 10 and 11 but all secondary schools will teach the IB for Years 12 and 13 from August, with Advanced, ... and leisure; theory of knowledge; an applied or vocational course; and an elective subject. The IB framework and inquiry-based approach will be adopted by all primary schools, with elements ...

  4. Secondary revolution

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Call for choice as the IB replaces A-levels in Hong Kong. Liz Gooch reports It has been hailed as education's answer to the demands of a globalised, 21st-century world. ... students. The popularity of the IB in Hong Kong has soared in recent years, with 14 schools offering the diploma. From the beginning of this academic year, all English Schools Foundation schools ...

  5. Who offers what and where- ESF preschools, ESF primary schools, ESF secondary schools and private independent schools

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of students: 188 Year founded: 2002 Curriculum: Candidate school for IB Primary Years Programme. Play-based interactive inquiry programme using child-led and adult-led activities. Children introduced ... groups: K1-2 Number of students: 352 Year founded: 1999 Curriculum: Candidate school for IB PYP. Play-based interactive inquiry programme. Children learn through hands-on experiences Medium: ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. English Schools Foundation

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Curriculum: (From school website:) In October 2007 school was granted candidate status for the IB PYP. In March 2009 Bradbury School had a successful pre-authorisation visit from IBO representatives. Is working towards becoming an accredited IB PYP school Medium: English, Putonghua taught as part of PYP curriculum Special programmes; number of teachers: Declined to provide either Average class ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. City's star performers shine in exams

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... he was able to strike a good balance between work and play thanks to his parents not putting pressure on him. Now as Year 12 gets underway, the work begins for their IB diplomas. ...

  10. 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; ...




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