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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Expo offers Hong Kong students new overseas option

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

    ... is waiting for the results of her Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examination, attended a joint introductory session by the universities in the Czech Republic. "She prefers to stay in Hong Kong, but there should always be a plan B for her in case she doesn't get good scores," Tang said. Edward Wong Ip-kit, whose 17-year-old son will face the DSE exam next year, said he ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Government must ensure equal opportunities for all in our schools

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 03:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... (DSE); an applied Chinese language subject under the DSE with recognised qualifications; a vocational Chinese training programme; and other international Chinese-language qualifications. Now ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSITIES

    Taiwan on the rise as education destination

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Johnny Tam

    ... of a place served as a safety net if they failed to get into preferred universities. "Many students are not confident in doing well in their DSE exams but they can choose to apply for Taiwanese ... procedure or a second-stage process where they are randomly assigned a place based on their DSE results and list of preferences. The second stage is currently open for applications until March 28. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Eddie Ng vows to ensure students on overseas scholarships return to serve

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by Shirley Zhao and Samuel Chan

    ... Education exams (DSE); an applied Chinese language subject under the DSE with recognised qualifications to be implemented early next year; a vocational Chinese training programme; and other, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSITIES

    'I don't want to leave after I graduate'

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Johnny Tam

    ... using her DSE results but did not apply to any other universities outside Hong Kong. When she failed to get into her preferred Hong Kong option despite satisfactory results, she accepted ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    The results are in: it's back to exams system

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... School-based assessment will be abandoned for three DSE subjects and deferred for nine others due to 'workload concerns' after lengthy review School-based assessment will be dropped for three subjects in the Diploma of Education (DSE) and deferred for nine other subjects in the coming school year. The assessment system was brought in to ease the pressure of a single ...




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