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Is it true that top 5% of HCI and RI going to do IBDP?

Postby Faun » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:24 am

Heard a rumor that the top 5% of the students in HCI and RI could be doing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Anyone can verify that?

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Re: Is it true that top 5% of HCI and RI going to do IBDP?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:07 am

Faun wrote:Heard a rumor that the top 5% of the students in HCI and RI could be doing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Anyone can verify that?


source of rumor ?

they are already awarding their own diploma to their top students and is supposedly well recognised overseas
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Re: Is it true that top 5% of HCI and RI going to do IBDP?

Postby naggo-nitemare » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:49 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
Faun wrote:Heard a rumor that the top 5% of the students in HCI and RI could be doing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Anyone can verify that?


source of rumor ?

they are already awarding their own diploma to their top students and is supposedly well recognised overseas


from the information tt i've gathered abt IB n 'a' levels over the past few mths, my impression of an ideal IP sch would be one tt offers 'a' level route for pupils who are passionate in the sciences n maths, at the same time, offering the IB route for those passionate in the humanities and who are heading in the liberal arts direction. so far, neither HCI nor RI are allowed to do so. Maybe, now's the time for this new development. Hope this rumour can be clarified by credible sources

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Re: Is it true that top 5% of HCI and RI going to do IBDP?

Postby wonderm » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:02 pm

naggo-nitemare wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
Faun wrote:Heard a rumor that the top 5% of the students in HCI and RI could be doing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Anyone can verify that?


source of rumor ?

they are already awarding their own diploma to their top students and is supposedly well recognised overseas


from the information tt i've gathered abt IB n 'a' levels over the past few mths, my impression of an ideal IP sch would be one tt offers 'a' level route for pupils who are passionate in the sciences n maths, at the same time, offering the IB route for those passionate in the humanities and who are heading in the liberal arts direction. so far, neither HCI nor RI are allowed to do so. Maybe, now's the time for this new development. Hope this rumour can be clarified by credible sources


I thought both RI and HCI have very good Humanity Programme and their students should have no problem taking the liberal arts courses in top universities such as Yale?

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Re: Is it true that top 5% of HCI and RI going to do IBDP?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:12 pm

wonderm wrote:
naggo-nitemare wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
Faun wrote:Heard a rumor that the top 5% of the students in HCI and RI could be doing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Anyone can verify that?


source of rumor ?

they are already awarding their own diploma to their top students and is supposedly well recognised overseas


from the information tt i've gathered abt IB n 'a' levels over the past few mths, my impression of an ideal IP sch would be one tt offers 'a' level route for pupils who are passionate in the sciences n maths, at the same time, offering the IB route for those passionate in the humanities and who are heading in the liberal arts direction. so far, neither HCI nor RI are allowed to do so. Maybe, now's the time for this new development. Hope this rumour can be clarified by credible sources


I thought both RI and HCI have very good Humanity Programme and their students should have no problem taking the liberal arts courses in top universities such as Yale?


In fact, HCI is THE centre for Humanities studies even before the IP days, and now from various forum postings by ksp, even RJC students apply to transfer to HCI at year 5 for the humanities students. It is the recognition that HCI's humanities program is well received by both students and prospective universities overseas
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Re: Is it true that top 5% of HCI and RI going to do IBDP?

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:14 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
Faun wrote:Heard a rumor that the top 5% of the students in HCI and RI could be doing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Anyone can verify that?


source of rumor ?

they are already awarding their own diploma to their top students and is supposedly well recognised overseas


u mean these students don't take 'A'?

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Re: Is it true that top 5% of HCI and RI going to do IBDP?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:00 pm

Nebbermind wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
Faun wrote:Heard a rumor that the top 5% of the students in HCI and RI could be doing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Anyone can verify that?


source of rumor ?

they are already awarding their own diploma to their top students and is supposedly well recognised overseas


u mean these students don't take 'A'?


Of course they do take the A level, except that these students usually receive their offer of uni admission from the ivy league or oxbridge before they got their A level result. Hence they don't rely on the A for the uni entrance

Understand that in HCI, they have a dept helping student placement to those Unis
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Postby xxjustakidxx » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:27 pm

huh serious ah

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Re: Is it true that top 5% of HCI and RI going to do IBDP?

Postby atutor2001 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:51 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:Of course they do take the A level, except that these students usually receive their offer of uni admission from the ivy league or oxbridge before they got their A level result. Hence they don't rely on the A for the uni entrance

Understand that in HCI, they have a dept helping student placement to those Unis


They gain acceptance to ivy league or oxbridge through their prelim results and interview. However, their final acceptance is still subject to conditions such as A's for certain subjects in A level which of cause is no problem.

It is very difficult to get into these uni unless results are consistently good and can write and speak well. Otherwise must pull string and the string is hard to find and costly.

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Re: Is it true that top 5% of HCI and RI going to do IBDP?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:43 am

atutor2001 wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:Of course they do take the A level, except that these students usually receive their offer of uni admission from the ivy league or oxbridge before they got their A level result. Hence they don't rely on the A for the uni entrance

Understand that in HCI, they have a dept helping student placement to those Unis


They gain acceptance to ivy league or oxbridge through their prelim results and interview. However, their final acceptance is still subject to conditions such as A's for certain subjects in A level which of cause is no problem.

It is very difficult to get into these uni unless results are consistently good and can write and speak well. Otherwise must pull string and the string is hard to find and costly.


yes, it is some what like the DSA for sec school in S'pore

for those students who are consistent in their academic performance, provisional offer / acceptance pending final A result is not an issue

the starting point of this discussion was about HCI / RI rumored to be doing IB diploma for their top students as if IB is perceived to be more highly prized by the ivy league - whereas they (HCI / RI) already are issuing their own diploma which are highly recognised by those top uni overseas (ivy & oxbridge)
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