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  1. Training to sharpen skills

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... Ana Wang The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme has increased in popularity over the years. More training, such as postgraduate degree programmes, workshops and seminars, is being offered to IB teachers to enhance their skills and knowledge in various areas. 'Teachers of IB programmes need a specialised understanding of the philosophy and theory underpinning the IB ...

  2. World awaits IB graduates

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Their broad knowledge and rich exposure have opened doors for many IB graduates, with one study showing they were more likely to be enrolled in Britain's top 20 higher education institutions. The study, by the United Kingdom Higher Education Statistics Agency on university entrants in the 2008-2009 academic year, showed that the number of IB-trained entrants ...

  3. DSS schools find middle way on curriculum

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... will be the trailblazers in offering the dual curriculum in the new academic year. DBS last September launched a pre-IB programme, a one-year preparatory course limbering students up for the IB Diploma to be launched this September. Forty-one students are currently in the pre-IB stream, compared with 229 Form Four students taking the first year of the three-year senior secondary curriculum leading ...

  4. IB doesn't suit everyone, new HKEAA exams director says

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... passes its English language test, and has been criticised by parents as too demanding for some students, with a heavier workload than A-levels and a lack of options. The IB programme is part of a four-pathway ESF Diploma that also includes a vocationally-oriented Advanced Diploma in which students at different schools are offered a range or mix of vocational A-levels, BTech diplomas and IB ...

  5. IB options, but no U-turn

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Steve Cray

    ... to A-levels. ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay was speaking in the wake of parents' criticisms that the IB was not suitable for all pupils and there was a lack of academic options. One parent ... to pass the language component. I don't have any choice,' she said. Pupils have to score at least 24 points and pass all six subjects to gain the IB diploma. Another parent, whose son ...

  6. Canadian International in IB switch

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... The Aberdeen school will be the first established school in Hong Kong to switch to the IB for all year groups, by implementing its Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes over a four-year period beginning this August. Principal Dave McMaster said the IB Diploma, taken in Grades 11 and 12, would merge with the Ontario curriculum. Students would still meet the Canadian graduation ...

  7. Inspired thinking

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with assistance from several other international schools, created the IB diploma programme. It started as a single programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university, and has grown into three programmes for students aged three to 19. The IB's mission is to provide high-quality education for a better world and to encourage an international outlook among students ...

  8. IB programme puts students on road to academic success

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... have not done too well in the HKCEE or who want a change in learning style. As part of the creativity, action and community service for which she was awarded points under the IB programme, ... in impoverished Guangxi province. 'The learning style under IB is different. We are expected to discover knowledge ourselves and there are many small group discussions and presentations. We have ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Helping mould caring, globally attuned minds

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Hong Kong has seen substantial growth in International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes catering to students from aged three to 19, as more schools give priority to well-rounded training. Founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland, by a group of forward-thinking teachers who had banded together to create a truly international pre-university curriculum, the IB governance body ...




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