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  1. Maths prodigy, 15, offered place at Cambridge

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... in the British GCE A-levels for university admission. ...

  2. Big leap in qualifiers for subsidised degrees

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Michael Suen Ming-yeung says. The figure of 20,000 is a prediction based on an analysis of A-level and HKCEE results in 2007. Under the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education to be launched in 2012, the minimum entrance requirement for subsidised degree places will be two passes at Level 3 in languages and two at Level 2 in liberal studies and mathematics. Currently, Form Seven ...

  3. New exam clears way to faster degree

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Liz Heron

    ... will be graded from Levels 1 to 5, with the highest possible score being Level 5**. The new exam, which will be introduced in 2012, replaces the current Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and A-levels. 'The exams authority has commissioned international qualifications agencies to conduct studies on the diploma exam,' Suen said. 'The results are very positive. They show ...

  4. Students rush to join sub-degree courses as A-level reality sinks in

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Vocational Training Council admission centres did brisk business yesterday as students with lower A-level results rushed to secure places in sub-degree programmes. The centres ... of A-level results on Tuesday. Admissions close at 5pm today. In all, about 3,000 places in 50 higher diploma programmes spanning nine disciplines are on offer Leung Yam-shing, the council's ...

  5. English A-levels up for second successive year after 3 declines

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Students did better on the English A-level exams this year, with just over 76 per cent receiving a pass mark or above. Three students scored six A grades across the board. ... and president of the Professional Teachers' Union, expressed disappointment over the cheating. He said he feared that technological advancements were posing challenges for examination monitoring. ...

  6. Fewer students meet university requirements

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The proportion of Form Seven students meeting the entrance requirements for local undergraduate studies has dropped in A-Level results that also include the first straight-A ... from 49.2 per cent last year. Despite this, results at the top level are stronger, with two students scoring As in six subjects, the first to do so since 2003, while 11 scored five. Last year, ...

  7. Cambridge offer for student who skipped 4 grades

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... four grades from Secondary Two to Six last year. In last year's GCE Advanced Level Exam, he achieved an A in mathematics and a B in additional mathematics. Before he received the news about Cambridge, he had already applied for the local A-level exams, deciding to take them as a challenge after taking the GCE and to 'stretch his limits'. But he said he felt ...

  8. No need for doubts on liberal studies

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parents, who must decide whether the acquisition of the local diploma, or the British A-levels, or the International Baccalaureate will best suit the educational needs of their children. However, ...

  9. A-Level English results take a dip

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Performance puts spotlight on language policy The overall pass rate in English of the first batch of A-Level students affected by the language-of-instruction policy was lower ... complicated factors made it difficult to judge the efficiency of mother-tongue teaching from one exam. 'The decline in English standard in this year's A-Level is similar to the situation ...

  10. Study Abroad- Britain

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... this autumn. Candidates with good HKCEE results in at least five subjects can gain direct entry into the UK's GCE Advanced Level (GCE A Level), which is equivalent to the HKALE in Hong Kong. ... for GCE A Level. They would usually need three good grades (A to C) on their GCE A Level for entry to university. The Scottish equivalent is known as Higher and Advanced Higher. The vocational ...




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