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  1. 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 ...

  2. International secondary schools

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sally Course

    ... Sally Course INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS Hong Kong Island SOUTH BEND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Central 4/F Fu Hing Building, 9-11 Jubilee Street, Central Tel: 2521 4954 E-mail: philsch1@hotmail.com Founded: 1997 Small school offering classes from Secondary 3 to 5 for students who may find it hard to flourish in local schools. New premises can take 60 plus students. Most pupils come ...

  3. '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. ...

  4. Half of final A-level crop falls short

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have been replaced by the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education exam under education reforms aimed at reducing pressure on pupils. While 15,000 university places have been reserved ...

  5. Students take leap into the unknown

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng and Johnny Tam Kate Tsoi, a high school leaver who will learn of her scores in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams today, says: 'There are no past ... it is better to hire graduates who sat the A-levels because they were in secondary school for one more year.' An Education Bureau spokeswoman said these were not viable concerns. 'Since 2009, ...

  6. A last-ditch effort to get a pass mark in old exams

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... better known as the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination. From now on, pupils will stay in secondary school for a sixth year and sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, ...

  7. New diploma exam easier than expected, pupils say

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Pupils sat the first written exam of the new Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education yesterday, and said they were relieved the Chinese language paper ... of complaints on internet forums about 'bad reception' at exam venues. One candidate who took the exam at SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School in Kwai Chung wrote to the Post to say that even ...

  8. Reforms fail to ease the pressure

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Decade-long education reforms have yet to realise an initial goal of providing an enjoyable learning experience for pupils or make a dent in an entrenched culture of spoon-feeding in classrooms, say education observers. Ahead of tomorrow's launch of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)- a cornerstone of the reforms- ...

  9. Taiwan lures HK students

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong HONG KONG- Students who want to apply for university in Taiwan: don't stress out too much. A low result or failure in the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education liberal studies paper will not affect you, officials said on Monday. Taiwanese universities have adopted a lenient attitude towards the new HKDSE examination's compulsory core subject. ...

  10. Cram schools should be accepted as part of daily life

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Ng Gar-yan, University of Hong Kong The new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination has just finished, so the peak season for tutoring centres is over. In a few months, some of the Secondary Six students who attended tutorial centres in preparation for this year's HKDSE will enjoy the fruits of their labour. Changes in the exam structure ...




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