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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. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Resume

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1997: Graduated from university and joined Civil Aviation Department 1999: Received flight training in Australia and obtained a private pilot's licence 2000: Attended Aviation English language course and Basic Aerodrome and Approach Control Course in Britain Entry requirements (a) A pass in at least two subjects at A-levels, plus three subjects, including English language ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. New grades for language exams

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the adoption of 'standards-referenced reporting'. Under the new reporting system, the HKCEE certificate will now display 'levels', or standards, for the Chinese and English language ... for the different levels, employers and teachers have a better understanding of how well the students do,' said Philip Leetch, who has 15 years' experience of writing HKCEE English language ...

  7. Price of school textbooks increases

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the Educational Publishers Association said. Compulsory Form Four subjects under the new system, including Chinese, English language and mathematics, registered an average increase of 8 per cent- with prices for English-language textbooks rising 12.3 per cent. The average prices in elective subjects such as geography (HK$401), physics (HK$510) and economics (HK$414) have also gone up. Biology ...

  8. A decade of education reforms- the highs and lows

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... schools and teacher bias, and critics say it has increased teachers' and students' workload. It was introduced into Chinese and English language curricula for Form Four students last ... MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION One of the most contentious issues. In 1997, the government adopted the mother-tongue education policy, saying children were best served by learning in Cantonese. ...

  9. Mailbag

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to divide our schools into two separate streams, English-medium- and Chinese-medium-of-instruction schools according to students' English-language ability, has proved to be a serious ... admission to universities which place great emphasis on English-language exam results in their selection of students, especially for some 'hot' disciplines like medicine, law, business, ...

  10. Department to hire 100 officers

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proficiency requirements of Level 2 or Grade E or above in Chinese language and English language in the HKCEE. All officers will undergo 25 weeks of training, and may be required to work outside Hong ...




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