This is the online directory with the main Chinese schools that offer
an Education in English. The programmes vary from the International Baccalaureate
(I.B.) programme, which includes PYP, MYP and Diploma to the British GCSE
and GCE examination systems.
International schools allow expatriate families to continue life together, when one or both partners are required to come to this country in order to further their employers business or professional interests. Conversely, the presence of international schools in a city in China makes that city an attractive prospect for investment by foreign companies seeking to locate and invest in China. Typically, parents of children in international schools are technical, general or financial managers of small and large international companies. The employees they send to China usually remain for between two and five years, before returning home. International schools allow the children of these families to reintegrate without difficulty into the home country education system.
Many schools offer an American, Australian or British education. The International Baccalaureate is taught in some schools. There is no formal recognition of the IB as a university entrance qualification in China. However, some IB diploma students have successfully been admitted on an individually negotiated basis, and this remains the best approach. The IB Regional Representative office for China may be able to offer some assistance.
The International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate Organizations Diploma Programme was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The programme has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the worlds leading universities. The Diploma Programmes grading system is criterion-referenced, which means that each students performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. These are consistent from one examination session to the next and are applied equally to all schools.The IBO has shown, over the course of 30 years, that students are well prepared for university work. They are accepted by universities in more than 110 countries.
Address: Mme Wang Hong IBAP Regional Representative for China International
Youth University (IYU)
Last modified February 22, 2007