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    Talking Schools and admissions

    Well I’m new in Hong kong and I’m 15. I want to continue the study here too. But the problem is I don’t really know the language or ways here since i just got here like 2 weeks ago. How are the international schools here? I’m confused of the education system of how it works. i mean should I continue studying or i drop out ? I really need help for this. It would be great if you guys could suggest something for me.


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    The International schools here as a rule don't teach in Chinese I don't think. It could be maybe lots of families aren't here for long enough to justify teaching them Chinese* so mainly instruction is provided in English.

    * Consulate staff, ambassadors, contracted bank/financial firms' employees who are here only for a limited amount of time so want to enroll in a similar curriculum/syllabuses/syllabi to that followed in their home countries.

    In local schools, not knowing Chinese is a disadvantage, even in the universities the instruction tends to be a mixture of Cantonese/Pu Tong Hua/English, with no allowance made for students who cannot understand any of those language.


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    The international schools may follow the same syllabuses/curriculum utilized in their home countries-UK., (GCSE/ AS/ A Level) USA., Swiss, Canadian etc. I think that IB./IGCSE. are also available.


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    So can i get admission in international schools without knowing much Cantonese? And since my country education system is ALOT different than here what grade do I apply for or does it determine according to some sort of exams?


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    Wait a second - how did you end up here in HK? As a dependent with your parents or are you visiting?

    Would be quite hard to get into local schools without an appropriate status - dependent visa is usually the case.

    International schools will be expensive and again, that goes back to finances and your status here.


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    If you're from a country which has an international school in Hong Kong, then I'd start by consulting them, e.g. Britain, United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Japan, etc


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    Also, how does a 15 year old end up on Geoexpat?


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    Okay so I got here with my parents as a dependent recently and since i only have my dad he kind of doesn’t know much about the education system here too so im asking for help here. And i tried to find some ideas on google and ended up on geoexpat. Im not from any international schools too.


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    Ok ... so you're eligible for both local and international schools as you're on a dependant visa.

    Can you tell us where you've arrived from? Many of the international schools will support a home-country curriculum like French, German/Swiss, American etc. There are a few Asian International schools - Korean & Japanese.

    The bulk international schools do IB, which involves studying 7 subjects up to year 13 (18 years old). A few do A-Levels (UK system) which involves exams at year 11 (IGCSEs - 7-8 subjects) and year 12 (AS Levels -3 to 4.5 subjects) and year 13 (A Levels - 3 to 4.5 subjects).

    Where are you from? What year at school were you in? What were you studying (subjects / country curriculum?)

    It is harder to switch at your age - since the subjects get progressively advanced, so knowing a little bit about you would help.

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    Im from Nepal and in the age of 15 there I’ve been in the 9th grade so on that contrast what should i do? We used to have up-to 12th grade (age 18) then we would do 4year of bachelor where we chose major like BBA, BIM etc. Its very different from here.


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