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  1. letters

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for concern. Hong Kong students are often affected by peer influence. If your classmates attend tutorial classes, you may worry about falling behind, as they receive more learning materials and tips for public examinations from their private tutors. This inequality motivates some students to have extra lessons and get better academic results. Parents want to provide the best education ...

  2. 'New exam should be easier and shorter'

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into university because of this subject, while they will do well in other subjects,' association member Wong Ka-leung said. Under the new education structure, the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary ... election could be relevant. But if you don't spend time on all of these topics, you could risk missing something [in the syllabus].' A Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority ...

  3. Dumping GCSE may boost HK exam

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Controversial plans by the British government to scrap the decades-old General Certificate of Secondary Education may force Hong Kong schools to revise their curriculum. The GCSE examination has long been regarded as a short cut into top British universities because students usually score better in it than in the Hong Kong equivalent and the universities ...

  4. Liberal studies makes the grade

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and much-criticised liberal studies exam got passing scores. Some 90.8 per cent of pupils scored a level two or higher in the exam for the subject under the new Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education ... A recent survey showed that a majority of pupils found the subject difficult. 'This is exhilarating,' said Tong Chong-sze, secretary general of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment ...

  5. Not much festive fun

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Intense exam revision and their heavy workload during the Christmas holidays have deprived teenagers of fun time and left them stressed. For many, first-term exams are just one day away. Mounting pressure is especially felt among sixth-formers, with three months to go before their first Diploma of Secondary Education exams. Helen Wong, 14, said she spent the winter ...

  6. Taiwan lures HK students

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the A-levels and the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination for Form Five students. Some local teachers have expressed concern that students who have never done liberal studies may fail ... Dennis Chong HONG KONG- Students who want to apply for university in Taiwan: don't stress out too much. A low result or failure in the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education ...

  7. Think for yourself in new exam, pupils are urged

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA). Liberal studies is now a compulsory subject in the university entrance examination. And for the first time this year, students sitting for the new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination will be tested on their knowledge of the world, critical thinking and reasoning through a set of questions on current affairs ...

  8. Reforms fail to ease the pressure

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in an entrenched culture of spoon-feeding in classrooms, say education observers. Ahead of tomorrow's launch of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)- a cornerstone of the reforms- ... private degree programmes or studying overseas. Mervyn Cheung Man-ping, Hong Kong Education Policy Concern Organisation chairman, said with a deep-rooted belief among Hong Kong families ...

  9. letters

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the subject. Kenny Chan, Carmel Bunnan Tong Memorial Secondary School There's more to life than A grades The Commission on Youth (CoY) recently released its 'Hong Kong Youth Development ... are valued in Hong Kong. Many local secondary schools like mine do not offer visual arts or design as an elective subject for NSS students. Even at university level, only two or three of them offer ...

  10. New diploma exam easier than expected, pupils say

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... previously taken in Form Seven and the exams whose results determined entry to university- and the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, which all Form Five pupils took. The last Form Seven ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Pupils sat the first written exam of the new Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education yesterday, and said they were relieved the Chinese language paper ...




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