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  1. Top students greet examination results with glee

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... (General Certificate of Secondary Education exams). Cheers and shrieks of joy were the order of the day as another year of record results meant tears of disappointment were few and far between. Roughly 1,000 students sat the exams- the equivalent in England and Wales of the Hong Kong Certificate of Education- at the five ESF secondary schools. Of the 8,000 papers sat, 54.4 per cent ...

  2. Education Mailbag

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and writing, fear of speaking English to native speakers and teachers and, most importantly, the worrying figures in the two major public examinations: Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) and Hong Kong Advanced Level of Examination (HKALE). More than 95 per cent of my students were victims in the HKCEE. They spell 'film' as 'filme', 'first' ...

  3. Boy 13 becomes youngest to take HKCEE

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... father had asked for him to be accelerated through the grades because he had already covered the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination syllabus through home study. 'We accelerated ... HKCEEs one or more years early was 'almost negligible'. William Yip Kam-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Heads of Secondary Schools, said: 'I don't think ...

  4. Thousands take last shot at further study

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... at the Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kowloon Bay received about 7,580 applications over the weekend, the organiser said. The number of visitors had increased by 62 per cent, year on year, to 23,160, it said. Completing the Project Yi Jin programme, launched in 2000, is the equivalent of getting five passes in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination ...

  5. Students halt three-year slide in English scores

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... this year is that it is statistically no different from last year,' said Francis Cheung Wing-ming, secretary general of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. 'We cannot ... Certificate of Education examinations last year. Dr Cheung said the system had allowed the authority to improve security and speed up marking. There were no cases of cheating reported this year, ...

  6. Put summer holidays to good use

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Students starting the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) should be aware that the jump from the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) can be a big one. It will be especially challenging for students who have selected subjects for HKALE that they only achieved a 'pass' for in the HKCEE. These students should start studying ...

  7. Legislators ask why new exam will cost millions

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... the technology for Hong Kong's new school-leaving exam. The Education Bureau unveiled the proposed capital grant to the Legislative Council's education panel on Monday and plans to submit it to the finance committee for approval in January. The lion's share of the grant- HK$110.4 million- will go towards developing the computer system for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education ...

  8. Call to scrap exam fees

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... 'The authority records huge losses every year from the provision of the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and A-level exams,' Mr Cheung said. 'In the 2007-08 academic ... students were dissatisfied with the running of the Examinations and Assessment Authority and wanted fully subsidised fees for the two public exams and the 2012 Diploma of Secondary Education ...

  9. It's never too late to start working hard: high-flyers

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung, Rebecca Tsui

    ... themselves surrounded by reporters, being asked for tips on how to get good marks. Grace, from St Paul's Co-Educational College, was the only straight-A student from a traditionally elite ...

  10. Yuen Long students pass LCCI exams with flying colours

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Three students from SKH Bishop Baker Secondary School scored the highest marks in the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) exams in Hong Kong. Fifty-one Form Five students from the Yuen Long school sat the exam last November and over 90 per cent of them achieved a distinction. The top three number crunchers, Mo Chung-luk, Tse Ka-yin and Jonathan Lam, ...




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