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Narrow patriots or global citizens?

Teachers and families may be on their summer holidays, but seldom, if ever, have they felt so worried and frustrated about their children's education.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:29pm

Assessors suspected of being liberal with their marks

As students examined their exam results yesterday, many who scored low marks noticed an odd pattern - their marks for liberal studies were unexpectedly high, even when they failed to answer all the questions.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Top scorers in diploma exam to stay under wraps

About 150 students opted for the ultimate challenge and took eight subjects in the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams - but the public will not get to hear about how they performed.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

IB shapes young minds

Jerrick To Tsun-ki got off to a rough start with the International Baccalaureate diploma programme last year. He was overwhelmed by the demanding curriculum and felt snowed 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.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Love of learning

For Chinese International School alumnus Lawson Wong, the wide variety of subjects he was required to study in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) encouraged him to become better-rounded.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

For inquiring minds

Parents browsing through the Renaissance College's primary section newsletters cannot but notice the ubiquitous use of words such as 'finding out', 'investigating' and 'researching'.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong schools offer the full IB menu

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 Programme (PYP) for children aged three to 12, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for youngsters aged 11 to 16, and the Diploma Programme (DP) for young adults aged 16 to 19.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dual track to knowledge

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.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Classes and counselling give students The Edge

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. But it can be challenging for students to choose what to take and to study so many subjects at once.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

When school envy strikes, ask yourself if the class is really greener

I was quite happy with my daughter's primary school until last week when I visited my friend's son's school. It was really lovely and spacious with lots of expensive equipment, and now I am wondering whether I made the right choice. Is this kind of second-guessing common?

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Snub over runway impact studies

Green groups are refusing to work with the Airport Authority on the environmental impact process for the planned third runway unless it broadens the scope of studies.

The warnings came as the authority yesterday officially began the statutory impact assessment process by submitting a profile of the runway project to the Environmental Protection Department.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

In praise of a programme that encourages students to think

The International Baccalaureate (IB) encompasses programmes in primary, middle and diploma years for students aged from three to 19. While many schools in Hong Kong now offer different curriculums leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, they may not adopt all of the IB programmes from the primary level.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Difference in diploma programmes a matter of breadth versus depth

Parents often ask me how different international schools compare. Yet no one has asked about how students' abilities and needs compare with the demands of the secondary school diploma they will be undertaking.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Testing primary children to the limit, and beyond

Primary and secondary school children in Hong Kong are currently in the midst of mid-term exams. Tests and exams often provoke polarised reactions: they can motivate and stimulate, or lead to anxiety and, sometimes, demoralisation.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Give students cash for exam checks, Legco told

Students from poor backgrounds who want their papers re-marked after they sit the controversial new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam should be given cash help, lawmakers say.

The first diploma exams, involving 70,000 students, will begin later this month and legislators expect a surge in the number of students wanting their papers looked at again.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am