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  1. Numbers short of expectations for new exam

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and Hong Kong A-levels examination. But Hui admitted certain students may not be confident enough to take the new exams and that there are also ... Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and the Hong Kong Advanced Levels examinations will be merged into the HKDSE exam as the entry test for students who want to go to universities. ...

  2. A last-ditch effort to get a pass mark in old exams

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... better known as the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination. From now on, pupils will stay in secondary school for a sixth year and sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education ... with her 18-year-old son and acquire a law degree at City University. The end of the exam system in use in Hong Kong for more than three decades has sparked heated discussion on online forums. One ...

  3. HK's examination system seeks mainland approval

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Diploma of Secondary Education Examination in March. He is hoping those who take the diploma can be exempted from the national exam now required of Hong Kong students hoping to enter university ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Exam officials have appealed to their mainland counterparts to recognise Hong Kong's new public examination system for admitting students ...

  4. Thumbs down for exam abilities

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Public exam officials criticised secondary school students for failing to think critically and express themselves in Chinese and English. In the latest report on the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and Advanced Level Examination, examiners described candidates as 'narrow-minded' and 'immature'. In one Chinese comprehension exam, an A-level ...

  5. Last exam sitters receive results

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer Laughter and tears marked the end of an era as the last batch of candidates received their Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) results yesterday. The test became standardised in 1978 for students wanting to move on to Form Six and Seven. It will be replaced by the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education under the new 3+3+4 curriculum next year. ...

  6. 'Must do better' is message On exams

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination- which was held for the last time this year- and Hong Kong A-levels, among the words frequently used by examiners ... to better their mark and who studied on their own. A spokeswoman for the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority said this meant their performance should not be directly compared with past ...

  7. Going in the right direction

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... surgeries,' he says. 'When I did, I was like a monster, hungry for knowledge. I worked really hard as that was the year I took my Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination [HKCEE].' He ... received his HKCEE results. He had passed all subjects with nine points. He enrolled in the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education to study for a higher diploma in financial planning ...

  8. Students play it safe by going to UK universities

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam maggie.tam@scmp.com More local students are going to university in Britain, thanks to the changes in Hong Kong's education system. The first batch of students under the new ... Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination- the new public examination in which students will seek to secure places at local universities- next year. If Tam is admitted to a UK university ...

  9. Study to examine 'gender-insensitive' practices

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei A women's group in the city says it will begin an investigation into what it describes as the Hong Kong government's lack of 'gender sensitivity', as it marks the centenary of International Women's Day today. The Women's Foundation said it would examine ways to enhance the welfare and prospects of women and girls. The study is to be held ...

  10. 'Tiger' twins score straight As in Cambridge University maths tests

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... offered by the University of Cambridge. Official certificates will be mailed to them next week by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, which was authorised by Cambridge to conduct ... Elaine Yau The scores are in for Estephe and Perrine Corlin, 10-year-old twins nurtured by their Hong Kong 'tiger mum' and maths whizz Horatio Boedihardo, who were awaiting ...




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