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  1. New exam gives candidates jitters

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Some students are worried about passing the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examination because they do not know what to expect from the tests, which were set for the first time this month. A survey by Ming Pao newspaper, held from April 16 to 21, found that 15 per cent of 300 DSE candidates included in the poll had zero confidence of getting a place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999218/new-exam-gives-candidates-jitters
  2. A few surprises in DSE practice exams

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The Examinations and Assessment Authority started distributing practice papers on liberal studies and 23 other subjects to Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) candidates last ... experience because it was different from the tests we did in school. I guess I won't be able to finish all the mock exams before my DSE because I am so busy. To be honest, I have never felt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989768/few-surprises-dse-practice-exams
  3. Fears over DSE fairness

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan HONG KONG- Doubts have arisen again over whether the Diploma of Secondary Education's liberal studies exam will be graded fairly after public figures received inconsistent marks in trials. One test-taker failed with one evaluator, but did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990039/fears-over-dse-fairness
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's new Diploma of Secondary Education gets thumbs up from Oxbridge

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI, MICHAEL AU

    ... exams this year, the British Council says. "UK universities are welcoming DSE students with open arms," the council's head of education and society, Sophia Chan-Combrink, said yesterday. "Even Oxbridge has been able to make confirmed offers to DSE students. This marks a huge step in Hong Kong's educational reform." However at the British Council's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1017378/hong-kongs-new-diploma-secondary-education-gets-thumbs-oxbridge
  5. Not much festive fun

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... break studying nonstop, sometimes past midnight. The St Stephen's Girls' College student has to study for 11 subjects in addition to a DSE English exam. 'There is certainly way ... upcoming exams with past HKCEE and A-level papers. DSE candidate Candace Kwan, 17, said it was hard to tally the number of hours she spent on studying. 'It's just a nonstop cycle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989065/not-much-festive-fun
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    University places offered to 14,800 Hong Kong students

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... success, many others had no reason to rejoice. Some 80 per cent of DSE graduates had not secured a university degree spot this year, due to a lack of places. "I was a bit disappointed ... is located. Only 14,800 of the 72,000 students who took the DSE got offers, although many more had results good enough to enter degree courses. Not all students applied to university before taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1017349/university-places-offered-14800-hong-kong-students
  7. Arts exam 'is not fair'

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan HONG KONG- Visual arts teachers are criticising the latest practice paper for the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE), saying that asking students to critique such a wide range of unfamiliar artworks requires pure guessswork. In one section of the four-hour exam, students were required to analyse and compare two artworks. Among the 10 art pieces on the exam, eight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989942/arts-exam-not-fair
  8. Easy route urged on exam

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan HONG KONG- Teachers recommend that less competent candidates for the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) choose the easier section in the English reading exam. The Examinations and Assessment Authority published all four English-language practice papers on Monday and Tuesday. The 90-minute reading exam and two-hour listening exam have two parts. The first is compulsory, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989863/easy-route-urged-exam
  9. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am an American native English-speaking teacher and several students have asked me to give an appraisal of the newly released Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) English exam packet- all ... not the appropriate venue for moral education. In conclusion, however, I am grateful to the DSE for one thing. In my literature classes, the concept of 'irony' has always been difficult to explain. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990882/language-exam-paper-not-right-place-moral-education
  10. Students face shortage of places on mainland

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of getting this last chance. Student Wendy Wong, who took the DSE exam, said she had applied for both local and mainland universities. 'I didn't really know much about [mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014232/students-face-shortage-places-mainland

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