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  1. New secondary programme raises concerns for those who might need a second chance

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The launch of the new senior secondary academic structure in September will lead to revolutionary changes across the whole education sector. The repercussions will be even more ... are still to go to university, they have to enrol in the second year of the new senior secondary structure [Secondary Five]. My son will be among the students taking that final HKCEE next year, so ...

  2. Scrap secondary school exam fees, teachers urge

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

    ... Elaine Yau A teachers' group has called for the abolition of examination fees under the new senior secondary academic structure that starts next year. The call by the Hong Kong Women ... Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. More than 70 per cent of respondents said they wanted the government to fully subsidise fees for the three public exams. Education Policy ...

  3. It's crunch time for secondary students

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Kong's secondary schooling is that it is very performance-oriented,' he said. 'People are expected to succeed in public examinations, when we know that many will not. 'Parents need ...

  4. Pupils enter race for university places

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that. Over the next couple of months, the 19-year-old, who attends a government secondary school in Ma On Shan, will join about 40,000 other Form Seven students sitting the exams. A-Levels will be replaced next year as the main path to university by the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), which 70,000 Form Six pupils will sit for the first time this year. The Education Bureau ...

  5. 'New exam should be easier and shorter'

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of pupils. If this was not done, it said, the test would be meaningless. It has conducted four rounds of random testing on 1,500 senior secondary students from 117 schools since November 2010. ... they will do well in other subjects,' association member Wong Ka-leung said. Under the new education structure, the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam will be held in March. ...

  6. New exam puts system to the test

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... What sets the new compulsory senior secondary school subject of liberal studies apart is that it comes without model answers from textbooks. It is instead an exercise in reasoned thinking ... for the new diploma of secondary education should therefore invite honest, reasoned expressions of views. It is doubtful that a question asking for comment on the credibility of our political parties ...

  7. Silence falls as pupils start city's last A-levels

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Around 40,000 secondary school pupils converged on examination halls across the city yesterday, as the final round of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination got under way. They will be the last batch of pupils to take the A-level exams before the city switches next year to the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education exams for entrance ...

  8. Students are under enough pressure

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it's a different game under the newly implemented Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education that replaces the previous two-tier exam. Understandably, the new curriculum has fuelled anxiety ...

  9. Easy route urged on exam

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan HONG KONG- Teachers recommend that less competent candidates for the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) choose the easier section in the English reading exam. The Examinations ... minds about which paper to do,' Ho says. Tang Mei-yee, an English teacher at CMA Secondary School, says students with weaker language skills should play it safe, adding that the exam ...

  10. Top scorers in diploma exam to stay under wraps

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com About 150 students opted for the ultimate challenge and took eight subjects in the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams- but the public ... this year, and the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Exam, which used to be taken in Form Five. It is part of a decade-long reform process under which secondary education is reduced to six years ...




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