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  1. Letter

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I write in response to the column, Class Action, in the Family Post on October 9, where an international school teacher replies to an inquiry about the challenges of IB [International Baccalaureate]. He observes that 'universities and employers place high value on the concepts at the core of IB'. One would like to think so, but as a parent who closely monitored first a son ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. IB catches Wan Chai through-train

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

    ... on the IB Diploma Programme this September. The Wan Chai school began offering the IB Primary Years Programme for students aged three to 11 in 2002 and IB Middle Years Programme for students aged 11 ... alongside the IB programme, with instruction in English and Putonghua. ...

  4. IB shapes young minds

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... under. 'My grades dropped a lot in the first term. IB has so many activities, you have to adapt to cope with everything,' said the Yew Chung International School Year 12 student. With perseverance, self-discipline and support from teachers and classmates, To managed to balance work and play and come to appreciate the programme. 'I'm proud of being an IB student,' he ...

  5. Hong Kong schools offer the full IB menu

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nora Tong The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers three programmes to help students develop the skills to survive and thrive in the globalising world. They are the Primary Years ... and service activities. Currently, there are 44 schools offering at least one IB programme in Hong Kong. ...

  6. ESF candidates raise the standard for IB exams

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stunningly in their International Baccalaureate exams. Four students achieved the full 45 marks on their IB exams, and almost all their peers received the diploma after going through an education ... students and their families. 'Congratulations to you all.' Three years after switching to the IB diploma the ESF has seen a steady increase in students obtaining the certification, ...

  7. IB approach gets high marks from pupils

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Invariably, IB students appear to be better motivated and enjoy the challenges of their studies James Lo Yuen-fai Diocesan Boys' School As a student of the Diocesan Boys' School (DBS), Lo opted for the IB route two years ago because of his intention to study in the United Kingdom and what he deems to be an open-minded curriculum. 'It is different from ...

  8. The IB curriculum: means and methods

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they must do a personal project to demonstrate the understandings and skills they have developed. Students are assessed at school, with IB examiners checking the process. IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) ... programme. Written exams will be marked by IB examiners. The highest mark is 45 points, with 24 being the minimum for the diploma award. Source: IBO ANNUAL FEES: A SAMPLER (HK$) Yew Chung ...

  9. Learning on the IB 'through train'

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... inquiry-based learning and problem solving, and wider use of the International Baccalaureate (IB), which offers three programmes for students aged three to 19, reflects this. Originally targeted at international schools around the world in a bid to offer a consistent global yardstick against which universities could evaluate potential students, IB has been gaining favour in state-funded schools ...

  10. Quiet evolutionary revolution of the IB

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... students with an international outlook from the outset. During Professor Walker's time at the helm, the three IB programmes- primary years, middle years and the flagship university-entrance qualification, the IB Diploma- the organisation experienced annual growth rates of between 15 per cent and 20 per cent. 'We were told by one consultant that all we needed to do was to answer ...




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