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  1. New English language syllabus put to the test

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The image of students striding out of their English exams yesterday complaining that the papers were 'too easy' may have its lighter side but the issues it raises warrant serious attention. Yesterday marked the first time that students were tested on the new English language syllabus for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination. The syllabus replaces the old ...

  2. Education reform put to the test

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of exams, as well as an overhaul of the authority. The new test may be seen in a positive light by those concerned with a perceived slide in English-language standards- both teaching and learning- ... that the results may be one of many factors used for reference in determining secondary school placement. The present exam regime is not conducive to an education aimed at exploiting the full range ...

  3. Tips for filling gaps

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alfred Yiu

    ... Alfred Yiu is here to help you get through your exams. A graduate of the University of Hong Kong, he has 15 years' experience in tutoring students for HKCEE and A-level exams and has also written English textbooks. Paper 2 Open Cloze Steps and Skills ...

  4. Mailbag

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... combined with listening and writing about RTHK's Radio 3 programme would provide a much more effective and engaging English curriculum than most Education Bureau or International ... and now English panel chairman of a band-three school, my 10 cents worth might prove educational. After teaching in Europe for six years, my first school in Hong Kong was an Anglo-Chinese one ...

  5. Lessons to be learned in mother-tongue policy

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The concern with the 112 schools that kept English-language testing seems to be that their Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination pass rates have declined and the authorities want to review ... Students at schools where the mother-tongue policy has been adopted are performing better in a broad range of subjects but their English-language standards have slipped. Students are achieving more ...

  6. Exam errors may be probed

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The ombudsman is considering whether to investigate the blunder that resulted in pupils receiving the wrong grades for their English-language Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations last month. Alice Tai Yuen-ying said she had sought information from the Examinations and Assessment Authority and received its response on Wednesday. A panel was studying ...

  7. Last exam sitters receive results

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the English language exam last year. She said she risked being expelled from school if she failed the exam again. She managed to obtain a level three out of the full five levels. Yiu Wai-chong, 17, obtained a level four in English language last year. She retook the exam this year and received a level five. She said she felt special to be among the last HKCEE candidates. ...

  8. Further your education and discover new places

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... to 30,000 patacas. English-language tests English test usually required for admissions examination; each university has its own requirements. Teaching medium English, Chinese (Cantonese ... such as medical science and aviation. Living expenses range from NZ$180 to NZ$240 per week. English-language tests IELTS, minimum score of 6; TOEFL (213 for computer test, 550 for written test). Singapore ...

  9. Mother-tongue education passes the test

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... including English language. The success or failure of the so-called mother-tongue education policy should not be assessed by whether students' English skills have improved or worsened. It would be illogical to do so. Still, it is encouraging that the passing rates in English language- for both lower-standard Syllabus A and higher-standard Syllabus B- have risen. The C grade awarded ...

  10. Pass rate rise illusion: mainlanders

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Hu Yi, Liz Heron

    ... used English-language textbooks in classes to keep up his English skills. Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said criticism of the medium-of-instruction policy ... by mainland students yesterday. The students said English-language standards at Chinese-medium schools were too low to prepare students for university study. Clara Yip, a Form Six student ...




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