Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Thursday, November 27, 2014   




Should I ask for a re-mark?
So it's happened. You've opened your results and they are not what you were expecting, in fact, they're not even close. What should you do about it?

Home away from home
Boarding schools in the UK take pride in having spent many years perfecting the way they help their students fit in and feel at home as quickly as possible. A big part of this is the food and accommodation.

Eye, eye, sir!
Three in five schoolchildren in Hong Kong are shortsighted and while the prevalence has remained constant the severity of myopia appears to be rising.

How to get motivated
It's the time in the academic year when, now that the summer and Christmas holidays seem equally far away, it can be difficult to motivate yourself.

Dealing with difference
Early this year, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a 30 percent increase was found in autism spectrum disorder in the country, with autism prevalence of one in 68 children, compared with one in 88 two years ago.

Changes to the A Levels
This week we will be sharing some vital information for anyone taking, or thinking about taking, A Levels in Hong Kong.

Journey into the unknown
Antarctica is a little known land that few people step into. But if you got the chance to explore the southernmost continent on Earth, what would you do?

A parent's take on IB
Controversy continues in Hong Kong over which path is best for students aged 16 to 18: the IB Diploma, A-Levels or the HKDSE? This week we get a parent's perspective on the matter as Mrs Yan, a mother of two, shares her children's experiences.

Nurturing legal eagles
On the internet, no one knows who you are. So it can be very tempting to break the law if you think no one's looking. So how do you decide what's right and wrong in the anonymity of cyberspace?

Freedom from fees
After a decision by the state of Lower Saxony in October, Germany has now abolished university tuition fees, even for overseas students.



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