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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Secondary schools expect surplus of 3,000 places

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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Fewer opt for three electives in DSE exams Government-subsidised secondary schools could see a surplus of more than 3,000 places as the number of pupils graduating from primary school decreased by 10 per cent this year. The surplus could result in fewer and smaller classes, raising concerns over schools closing and teachers losing their jobs. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Super 5 blitz new exam

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... as there are only 12,000 such places available for DSE candidates. ...

  7. Liberal studies paper causes some surprises

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Wong Yat-hei The first Diploma of Education (DSE) liberal studies exam raised eyebrows, by asking students to comment on the credibility of political parties in Hong Kong. The question caused controversy because it called for students to give their personal thoughts on political issues and many feared they might lose marks if their views differed from those ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Blind super student ready to tackle challenges of university life

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 01:33pm by Andrea Chen

    ... But the disabilities did not stop her from scoring 5**- the highest grade in the DSE- in three subjects. The university would help Tsang fit in, including providing transport and equipment such as a Braille ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    A-levels first and last for man who took it in 1980

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the 34 years," he said. "We're now ready for the next phase of our mission. We believe the DSE will continue to serve the city well."   ...




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