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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. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Early exams deter foreign-language learners, say teachers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DENNIS

    ... as they prepare for the Diploma for Secondary Education (DSE) examination. But as Hong Kong does not offer exams on foreign-language ability, pupils must take the tests with Cambridge International ... of June exams are known from overseas' markers, they will be too late for universities to consider. This year, examinations for DSE core subjects, such as Chinese language and English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133225/early-exams-deter-foreign-language-learners-say-teachers
  6. HK's examination system seeks mainland approval

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland. 'The DSE is a new system, so more understanding with the mainland is needed,' he said. 'We are looking into the possibilities of expediting the acceptance of the DSE ... 'Results of the first DSE will be released on July 20, [but] the mainland will have released its joint exam results and finished the admission process by then. We will discuss with the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975706/hks-examination-system-seeks-mainland-approval
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong students make a last-gasp effort to improve their A-level grades

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... on April 23, the A-levels will be replaced by the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) started last year. Students normally have to take part in the Joint University Programmes Admissions System offered by the city's nine institutions after taking the A-levels or DSE. But A-level candidates can apply to universities individually this year after the exam results are announced in July. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199658/hong-kong-students-make-last-gasp-effort-improve-their-level-grades
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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