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Delia School of Canada - secondary school, Tai Koo Shing campus

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    Delia School of Canada - secondary school, Tai Koo Shing campus

    Looking for some reviews on the Delia School of Canada, secondary school. Is it a good school? It would be for a new joiner from the UK for year 11. Opinions on other HK Island based English curriculum secondary schools are also welcomed. Thoughts if mid year enrollment? Many thanks in advance.


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    It's not IB, so a lot of parents in HK will tell you that the answer is no.


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    It's a big switch from UK system to Canadian system at that age. You wouldn't be able to switch back into A-Levels. That seems the main consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merchantms
    It's a big switch from UK system to Canadian system at that age. You wouldn't be able to switch back into A-Levels. That seems the main consideration.
    Is it really that different? Alberta uses a subject based qualification similar to A-levels. I'm sure there must be some equivalency or recognition for subjects completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    Is it really that different? Alberta uses a subject based qualification similar to A-levels. I'm sure there must be some equivalency or recognition for subjects completed.
    I'm sure substantively they are similar, but you can't change into UK A-Levels midstream if you've been doing another system. One of my friends moved to the UK at 17 and had to go back a year essentially in order to complete her A-Levels.
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    If you are applying to UK universities as an international student you can use AP exams as a substitute for A-levels (or, at least you used to be able to, that is what my daughter did applying to UK universities). Even if you do not take an "AP course" (as this is a US thing) you can still take the exam- my daughter took 5 AP exams, at least two of which were administered in Japan, and never took an actual AP course.

    Sure, I am guessing for a child coming from the UK system it's not ideal but it is an option and still can get into UK universities.

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    I know it's not HK island but I think Discovery Bay International School uses the UK curriculum and I am pretty sure I have seen (in the past year) that they had selective openings in the secondary level (I think in the upper grades). I am guessing that you would be willing to travel for the right school placement. At least could hopefully continue on with A levels there.

    If you have not yet decided where to live yet, you might choose DB if the school suits your educational needs. Alternatively, your child could commute by ferry or MTR/bus...

    I am guessing the schools on HK island that follow a UK curriculum have fewer openings...but always worth contacting them directly, I think some may be sympathetic to your unique situation regarding preparing for A levels.


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    We're in mid-levels and unfortunately won't be able to do Disco Bay or other ESF as they said they will not accept application for level 11 and 13 (which is the equivalent) of correct school level for her. Anyone have any other suggestions for english IB in HK, preferably on HK island?


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    Quote Originally Posted by karminglai
    We're in mid-levels and unfortunately won't be able to do Disco Bay or other ESF as they said they will not accept application for level 11 and 13 (which is the equivalent) of correct school level for her. Anyone have any other suggestions for english IB in HK, preferably on HK island?
    At that age your child/children should be able to travel on their own to and from school. If you want IB cast your net a bit wider. ICHK, Hong Kong Academy, Renaissance College all in NT.

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    If you really want HK island, there is Carmel School (Elsa High School), a Jewish international school but has an international stream, they do IB. An off-the-beaten path option...


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