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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. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: How to navigate IB diploma's tricky waters

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypostcmp.com How to navigate the IB programme's tricky waters Cambridge University research shows that the exam results of youngsters after age 16 are a much better predictor of degree success. But that depends a lot on subject choices. Students in Form Six who have started their international baccalaureate (IB) programmes this autumn will find that success may ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Classes and counselling give students The Edge

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nicholas Olczak How does The Edge Learning Centre help IB Diploma Programme (DP) students to succeed? The breadth of subjects studied for the IB DP is one of its distinguishing features. ... provides pre-learning courses to teach students entering both years of the IB diploma the fundamental information required for different IB subjects and help them get a headstart in their studies. ...

  8. Dual track to knowledge

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nicholas Olczak Students taking the IB Diploma Programme (DP) are given a fantastic opportunity to study a range of subjects, to learn to apply knowledge practically, and to develop through activities and community service. The Australian International School Hong Kong (AISHK), which offers both the IB DP and the Australian NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) curricula, ...

  9. Schools look west for the answers

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB diploma allows students to study six subjects- three at higher level and three at standard level- from experimental sciences, arts, mathematics and computer sciences, individuals and societies, to literature and language. The IB curriculum also requires students to follow a theory of knowledge course, complete an extended essay, and participate ...

  10. Good thinking

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... examination, I noticed the HKDSE's close resemblance to the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and exam. The IB, with its programme of six core courses, open-ended exams, 4,000-word ... not implement the IB among the local schools? Kenneth Chen Wei-on, the undersecretary for education, says that while the government does not plan on implementing the IB across all local schools, it also ...




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