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  1. IB 'scuppering' entry to top UK universities

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... across four secondary schools will take the diploma for the first time this summer after the English Schools Foundation switched to the IB from A-levels two years ago. Parents claim the move has ... by Britain's university entrance system, UCAS, set a score of 360 for three A-levels- the typical minimum for popular degrees at top universities- equivalent to about 28 points in the IB. Yet parents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671509/ib-scuppering-entry-top-uk-universities
  2. ESF hails success in switch to IB diploma

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... transition to the IB has been successful, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't been challenging. I think our students have done very well indeed. We are pleased with the results. Clearly, the IB diploma, as we have always known, is a more demanding qualification than A-levels.' She said analysis suggested that the percentage of pupils getting six or seven points across all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691144/esf-hails-success-switch-ib-diploma
  3. Diplomas pave road of reform

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... A-level as the main qualification in the international sector. All final-year students across the English Schools Foundation's five secondary schools took the IB Diploma for the first time last year, and the vast majority of independent schools have adopted IB programmes as their curriculum of choice. For parents used to the certainties of three A-levels as a route to university ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716877/diplomas-pave-road-reform
  4. Diploma gains assent

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 7 in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level Certificate, while level 5 is rated 120, equal to an A in the British GCE A-level. UCAS tariff points have been allocated to 23 Hong Kong diploma subjects, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971803/diploma-gains-assent

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