Q&A with Ms Wang Hong
As China’s International Baccalaureate representative, Ms Wang Hong spoke to Australia China Connections about the values of such a curriculum.
Ms Wang Hong,
Headmistress, Beijing World Youth Academy and China’s International Baccalaureate Representative
What sorts of students are best suited to the IB programme?
Any student can study in IB programmes, but for the Diploma Programme students should be proficient in the language of instructions – in most cases, this is English.
What do you see are the IB programme’s biggest strengths?
Balanced curriculum with varied assessment strategies, so that unlike many state school programmes, student ability is not solely assessed based on final exam results.
*Pictured: Chinese and foreign students share a moment during Beijing World Youth Academy’s School Spirit Week.
From my experience at No. 55, I realized the IB is a good programme. But in the international section at No. 55 we couldn’t accept Chinese students. I wanted to create a school where local and international students could study together. In terms of highlights, I am proud of our students’ achievements – we have had many students accepted at top universities around the world. I also feel that our programmes make our students more considerate about society as a whole, and their role in it. We aspire to deliver the IB motto, “education for a better world.” ■
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