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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:42pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... Education (DSE) exam results on Monday. Some were rewarding themselves for their hard academic work, while others were looking to escape the fallout of disappointing results by plunging ... the shock of failing my DSE exams,” Yip said. Another student also from Sheung Shui, Esti Chan Cheuk-lam, will have to re-take the DSE exams next year. She said she was ready to shell out more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555367/literature-lovers-camp-out-overnight-hong-kong-book-fair-begins
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    12 stand out from university 'in' crowd with seven 5** grades

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:52pm by Johnny Tam

    ... according to figures released yesterday by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. There were nine top-scoring students last year and only five in 2012, when the DSE exam was held for the first time. Seven students with different levels of special education needs also scored three or more than three level 5** marks in this year's DSE exam. Results are graded from levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553402/one-third-over-79000-students-passed-dse-exam-authority-reveals
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Expo offers Hong Kong students new overseas option

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... programmes with counterparts in the city. Tang Chan-chu, whose daughter is waiting for the results of her Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examination, attended a joint introductory session ... whose 17-year-old son will face the DSE exam next year, said he would consider the Czech Republic as a less expensive choice for his son's further education. Annual tuition fees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277008/expo-offers-hong-kong-students-new-overseas-option
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Behind the exam results: a system that's driving students to defection

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:04pm by Philip Yeung

    ... For another crop of local secondary school graduates, the day of reckoning has finally arrived. This year, results of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exams show numbers that call ... of students passed the liberal studies subject. Third, more students did better in English language. Hidden in the statistics is another figure that speaks volumes about local education: DSE candidate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1554807/behind-exam-results-system-thats-driving-students-defection
  6. News - Hong Kong - BOOK FAIR

    Publishers look beyond paper to entice readers

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Staff Reporters

    ... "I've come here to get some relief from the shock of failing my DSE exams," said Vacilando Yip Chun-kit, 18, who joined the queue at 4am. Local fiction books remained the most sought-after ... books suitable for use in a bathtub, toys in different textures and songs. But many parents were more interested in buying books of exercises for the DSE exams. Among them was a mother of two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555450/publishers-look-beyond-paper-entice-readers
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only 30pc confident about getting into university, poll finds ahead of exam results day

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Johnny Tam, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... group's poll has found. The phone survey conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups last month found that only 34 per cent of the 628 DSE pupils polled were positive they could secure ... not be beneficial in the long run", she said. Almost 80,000 pupils took the DSE exam this year to compete for some 15,000 publicly funded university places. The results will be released next Monday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550582/only-30pc-confident-about-getting-university-poll-finds-ahead-exam
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New senior secondary school curriculum leaves students wanting, study finds

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... or will take the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE), just 32 per cent see themselves as having the ability to think analytically, having studied the curriculum; 46 per cent of those who studied the old curriculum believe they have such analytical skills. Only 10 per cent of DSE students believe they can think creatively, compared to 12 per cent of old curriculum students. The British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1317784/new-senior-secondary-school-curriculum-leaves-students-wanting-study
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Room for improvement in education

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... industry, child education and social work courses, among others, offered by the Vocational Training Council. Though more than 60 per cent of those who sat the DSE exams did not achieve the minimum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555031/room-improvement-education
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Exam authority staff to share in HK$2m performance bonuses

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by Johnny Tam

    ... HK$200 million, he said, but due to a decline in the number of students taking the DSE in coming years, it was reviewing the cost of the exam. "If we really need to increase the fee, ... is sufficient so that students taking the DSE in future will not be hit with a much bigger increase."   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1446547/exam-authority-staff-share-hk2m-performance-bonuses

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