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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. IB challenge for local curriculum

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... the diploma, and English Schools Foundation schools take their final steps in becoming IB schools. The IB is already highly regarded within international education circles as well as university ... will manage, as they have done in Sha Tin College, the first in the ESF to make the move. Although the IB was initially designed for international schools, it is now not uncommon to find it in state ...

  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. IB diploma plan 'will stem the brain drain'

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... But then they run off to Li Po Chun after the HKCEE.' The school last week announced it planned to offer the IB diploma programme as an optional alternative to the local senior secondary curriculum in 2009, and would consider opening its doors to older girls interested in taking the IB. Principal Terence Chang Cheuk-cheung said the school sent a letter of intent to the International ...

  8. ESF ready to consult parents over move to the IB

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... the ESF's secondary education officer. All five principals in the foundation's secondary schools favoured the IB diploma, he added. The consultation follows a three-year pilot introduction of the IB at Sha Tin College, where the first cohort of students to follow the curriculum graduated this summer. Thirty four out of 37 students gained their diplomas, with an average score of 34 out ...

  9. St Paul's college plans to introduce IB in four years

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the International Baccalaureate in four years' time. St Paul's Co-Educational College principal Anissa Chan Wong Lai-kuen said the school hoped to run the two-year IB diploma in 2010 as an alternative to the new Hong Kong Diploma of Education. 'Students entering Form One next September will be the first to be able to choose to take either the IB diploma or the new senior secondary ...

  10. Four local students achieve perfect IB scores

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... with the vast majority of admission tutors favouring the IB over A-levels. And under a new points tariff announced by Britain's Universities and Colleges Admission Service, the average scores being achieved by all IB schools in Hong Kong compare favourably with A-levels. A score of 33- the minimum average in this year's Hong Kong results- will be equivalent to four A grades at A-level ...




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