The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) has become of the most recognized curricula in the world, which is why many top international schools in Hong Kong, like Chinese International School (CIS), German Swiss International School (GSIS), King George V School (KGV), South Island School (SIS), West Island School (WIS), Island School, Singapore International School, Canadian International School (CDNIS), Independent Schools Foundation (ISF), Sha Tin College (STC), and Renaissance College (RCHK), base their education system on the IB (for more information about the top IB Diploma results amongst the international schools please refer to the table at the end of the article). Whether students are contemplating their IB subject choices or require targeted help on specific IB requirements – Theory of Knowledge (TOK) or Extended Essay (EE) – at Aegis Advisors, we offer specialised programmes, private tutoring, and online tutoring to ensure our students excel in the IB Diploma throughout their high school years.
The IB Middle Year Programme (MYP) is a five-year programme that serves as a stepping stone for students aged 11 to 16 to study the IB Diploma Programme in high school. The MYP curriculum framework has eight subject groups (Language Acquisition, Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical and Health Education, and Design), which offer a broad and balanced foundation for IB in primary school and middle school. Our team of experienced private tutors and mentors at Aegis Advisors understand the rigors of the MYP and the importance of building strong work ethic early. We offer private tutoring and online tutoring across the eight subject groups within MYP and exam preparations to ensure our students stay ahead and well-prepared to tackle the IB programme in high school.
Although the IB has become one of the most recognized curricula around the world, the GCSE, AS, and A-Level exams still preside over the U.K. education system. The GCSE is a curriculum for Year 10 and Year 11 students, preparing them for the IB Diploma or A-Levels. Over the summer of 2017, drastic changes have been made to the GCSE – the traditional letter grading system (A* – G) has turned into a number grading system (9 – 1). As a result of these changes, the U.K. exam boards, like AQA, Cambridge, Edexcel, and OCR, are placing greater emphasis on the end of year GCSE exams, which means GCSE exam scores will weigh more than GCSE in-class assessments and coursework. Scores matter, and at Aegis Advisors, we also believe in the importance of effective study habits, which is why we offer private tutoring and online tutoring across a breadth of GCSE subjects, and study skills and time management workshops.