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  1. Comparing routes to university

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... and the English Schools Foundation (ESF) and several other international schools switching to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Several Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools, including St Paul's Co-Educational College and Diocesan Boys' School, plan to offer the IB Diploma. Yet interest in British A-levels remains strong, and several international schools still offer them. ...

  2. Secondary revolution

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Call for choice as the IB replaces A-levels in Hong Kong. Liz Gooch reports It has been hailed as education's answer to the demands of a globalised, 21st-century world. ... students. The popularity of the IB in Hong Kong has soared in recent years, with 14 schools offering the diploma. From the beginning of this academic year, all English Schools Foundation schools ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The biggest stress for students: parental pressure

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:30pm by Anjali Hazari

    ... Then there is the International Baccalaureate (IB) subject selection, where parents often insist their child should take the higher-level option even though the child doesn't meet the grade requirements. When ... of IB schools may be growing in Hong Kong, but the IB diploma is not for every student. Yet there is great trepidation in allowing students to take GCE A-levels because universities view the IB ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning Curve: student surveys can help in assessing a teacher's skills

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari life@scmp.com Students can help assess a teacher's skills Each year when the IB results are declared, I am witness to a spectrum of emotions that span from elation ... by policymakers and educators". Anjali Hazari teaches IB and IGCSE biology at the French International School ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    New school year resolutions

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:41pm by Anjali Hazari

    ... to have. Anjali Hazari teaches IB and IGCSE biology at the French International School ...

  6. Helping mould caring, globally attuned minds

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Hong Kong has seen substantial growth in International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes catering to students from aged three to 19, as more schools give priority to well-rounded training. Founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland, by a group of forward-thinking teachers who had banded together to create a truly international pre-university curriculum, the IB governance body ...

  7. Mailbag

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... qualified Putonghua teachers. BENEDICT NG, Dalian IB stretches capacity to think As an International Baccalaureate student, I read Martin Labrum's letter 'ESF must listen to all over IB' (Education Post, November 15), with interest. I am studying at the Chinese International School (CIS), and am in the second and final year of my IB programme. I believe the IB ...

  8. HK's new diploma gains ground with elite schools

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... qualification. The high-achieving boys' secondary is one of three Direct Subsidy Scheme schools to scrap or shelve plans to prepare for offering the IB diploma, while a fourth is introducing it gradually without setting a timetable. Principal Dr John Kennard said St Paul's had been considering whether to set up an IB programme for the past 18 months but had decided against it because ...

  9. HKU 'in a good position to compare systems'

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... several advantages of the IB Diploma, which he liked because of its breadth- students study six subjects including at least one each from the humanities and sciences. 'The creation of AS-levels has helped to introduce a broader character to the British A-level system but not quite to the same extent,' he said. The IB's criterion-referenced grading system, based ...

  10. DBS diploma course to lure creme de la creme

    Posted Oct 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Lau Kit-wai Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) is preparing to introduce the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme to attract top local and overseas students. The two-year course prepares students for university. The school is planning to launch two IB classes for 60 senior-form students in 2009. The annual tuition fee for the diploma is expected to range from ...




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