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  1. Secondary school allocations out today

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... More than 60,000 pupils in the final year of primary school will learn today whether they have won a place at their preferred secondary school. This year, 75 per cent of pupils have been ... are not satisfied with their allocated place may go to secondary schools with vacancies to apply on the spot. Pupils must register at their secondary school on Thursday or Friday. ...

  2. Secondary school pupils thrive in smaller classes, scholars advise minister

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Academics have waded into the row over reducing class sizes in secondary schools, saying research shows the benefits of smaller classes. Chan Kam-wing, co-director of the Centre ... of London showed that secondary-school students in smaller classes took a more active part in lessons. He made the comments to counter Education Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung's claims ...

  3. United bid to fight secondary school closures

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong's second-largest teaching union has launched an attempt to unite the education sector behind a battle against the closure of secondary schools due to falling ... Teachers' Union and all secondary school heads associations to join. PTU leaders vowed before the start of term to roll out a series of protest actions to support 10 demands to save schools from ...

  4. Return of pupils boost for secondary schools

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The first group of Hong Kong children educated at Shenzhen primary schools to return to study in their home city will arrive this year, offering hope for secondary schools ... Kong secondary system under an agreement between Hong Kong and Guangdong. Oriental English College pupils will be included in the school zone for Tuen Mun while Luohu School will be in the zone ...

  5. Secondary classes cut, schools risk closure

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Secondary schools are now having the same problems that primary schools have faced in recent years. Over the past five years, 72 primary schools and 12 public secondary schools have closed. The impact on secondary schools was revealed late last year, with an Education Bureau guidebook showing that 30 first-year classes had been cut this academic year. Gone ...

  6. Primary and Middle- Secondary Schools

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SECONDARY SCHOOLS CAPSTONE COLLEGE HONG KONG CENTRAL 228-238 Queens Road; Enterprise Building Unit 302 Tel: 2543 8059 E-mail: capstone@kcpholdings.org Year groups taught: Secondary to 6; ... of Concordia University (Irvine), USA.; Association membership: National Association of Secondary School Principals; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; Year founded: 1990; ...

  7. How Hong Kong's public exam system evolved for secondary school pupils

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1937 The colonial government starts operating the Hong Kong School Certificate Examination (school cert) 1940 The last school cert held before the war 1941-1945 All public exams suspended ... in the exams 1952 Chinese-medium schools allowed to field candidates and the Hong Kong Chinese School Certificate Examination is first conducted 1961 Hong Kong School Certificate Examination (school ...

  8. Minister stands firm on cuts to secondary classes despite protests

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Objections from alumni of top-drawer government schools have failed to persuade education secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung to change his mind on the plan to cut secondary school classes. Suen yesterday reiterated the importance of the scheme in fending off a crisis caused by dwindling numbers of students, saying that participation by schools in a voluntary ...

  9. Futures at risk as students face new secondary regime

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Examination- many with the hope of going on to study for A-levels or join other courses. From now on, pupils will stay in secondary school for a sixth year and sit for the Hong Kong Diploma ... in all forms. Most of the 453 secondary schools will reserve places for their own students who fail to attain enough points to progress to Form Six and want to switch to the second year ...

  10. Gifted secondary students to get foretaste of university life

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

    ... Secondary School, which has signed up two students for the programme, said there should be more such channels for the cream of the crop to exercise their exceptional talent. 'Currently, the secondary curriculum restricts many gifted students from leapfrogging in their learning progress. There should be more flexible arrangements between universities and secondary schools,' he ...




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