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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    VOXPOP: What do they say about CY Leung's latest blueprint?

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:06pm

    ... DSE education system.” Rachel Fu, 26, piano teacher “There should be more in the Policy Address to help young people get housing. The Special Stamp Duty has been introduced but the prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406246/voxpop-what-do-they-say-about-cy-leungs-latest-blueprint
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Exam authority chief defends HK$60m funding boost

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 07:41pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... would not rise in the future. It now costs an average of HK$2,600 to sit for six DSE subjects. Civic Party lawmaker Kenneth Chan Ka-lok said that while it might be necessary for the authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1322930/hong-kong-exam-assessors-get-hk7-million-bonuses
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ethnic students keen on Taiwan option

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHRIS LAU

    ... and a 5 in English literature in the DSE exams. That means she has a good chance of getting a government-funded place in one of the city's eight universities. But she has chosen Taiwan. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1283423/ethnic-students-keen-taiwan-option
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Secondary schools expect surplus of 3,000 places

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... electives might be because students felt more confident taking just two, but that it would take more years for the figures to reflect trends.   Fewer opt for three electives in DSE exams ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1275512/secondary-schools-expect-surplus-3000-places
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Sarah Lee Wai-sze among sports stars winning a chance to shine in the classroom

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... themselves to areas such as sports and music instead of the DSE," he said. "In the past we did not have enough educational resources but now the city is doing much better financially. Young ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311832/sarah-lee-wai-sze-among-sports-stars-winning-chance-shine-classroom
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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