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  1. Li Po Chun student earns perfect IB score

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... listening to the teacher and memorising everything he says, but IB emphasises critical thinking and the teachers encourage us to challenge them.' ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Variety proves spice of learning life

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Local students embrace studying the IB programme because it offers them writing training, a common task at university, as the curriculum requires them to compose a 4,000-word extended essay. Stephanie Wu, a Form Five IB student at St. Paul's Co-educational College, appreciates the training. "I plan to study at an overseas university. The IB curriculum ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HIT & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: are colon-cleansing products necessary for a healthy gut?

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:30am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... pesticides and chemicals, to accumulate and "stick" to the colon wall, causing a host of ailments, from stress, depression and fatigue, to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and even cancer. ... that toxins can accumulate in the colon and cause IBS, allergies or cancer later in life." There are millions of naturally occurring bacteria in the human gut. These microorganisms perform ...

  10. New DSS school to offer IB at all levels

    Posted Oct 29th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... plan to offer the IB curriculum in parallel with the local curriculum,' Mr Fung said. While the majority of local students would take local examinations, brighter students would be given the option of taking the IB at the same time. The Direct Subsidy Scheme HKUGA College, meanwhile, has announced it will offer the IB diploma when it opens in Islands South district next year. ...




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