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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. Sha Tin school drops exam complaint

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A New Territories school has dropped its complaint about errors in paper one of the Form Five Syllabus B English exam after appeals by two students were turned down. The principal of Sha Tin Tsung Tsin Secondary School demanded an investigation after its assistant English panel chair Florence Yip Yee-may found that the results of a quarter of her class, including ...

  3. Classroom reforms 'will raise English skills'

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Gary Cheung, Liz Heron

    ... Gary Cheung, Elaine Yau and Liz Heron Allowing more schools to use English in the classroom will increase by half the number of junior secondary school students capable of learning ... as 'fine-tuning' of the medium-of- instruction policy- which are scheduled to start in September next year. At most, 40 per cent of students entering secondary schools are capable of learning in English, ...

  4. More ESF students gain HK university places

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The number of English Schools Foundation students gaining university places in Hong Kong has risen by 50 per cent this year- the first in which the International Baccalaureate Diploma was taken across all ESF secondary schools. Of 95 students who won places, 44 go to the University of Hong Kong and 34 to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. ...

  5. HK school joint top in Ontario ranks

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Canadian International School has taken joint first place in a league table of 714 private and government schools offering the Ontario secondary curriculum. The Aberdeen school was one of only three that scored 10 out of 10 in the ranking published by Canadian free-market think-tank The Fraser Institute in its report card on Ontario's secondary schools. The league ...

  6. Two-thirds of seats empty at new NT secondary college

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A new international school in Northern district set up to tackle the sector's shortage of secondary places has opened its doors with two-thirds of entry-level seats still empty. International College Hong Kong was launched yesterday on the refurbished campus of the former Sha Tau Kok Government Secondary School, just a stone's throw from the border crossing ...

  7. The waiting game is over, but stress levels can only rise with the scramble for places

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Will Clem

    ... Mandy Ngan, Will Clem and Liz Heron More than 65,000 students will today be left fighting for 5,334 A-level places in public-sector schools after the first day of the secondary ... for Education and Manpower, said the government did not see the shortage of A-level places as a problem and had no plans to increase the number of upper secondary school places. 'Going on to Form ...

  8. Students voice opinions

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Ten students from Hong Kong are today set to attend a planning summit for student involvement in schools with their counterparts from Portsmouth in Britain. The youngsters, from six secondary schools and one primary, are joining a celebration of Student Voice, a British Council initiative to encourage student participation in schools, that is being held in Fratton ...

  9. Bar reset for primary-school learning

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... proposed using the performance of students in the Pre-Secondary One Attainment Test taken in secondary schools to adjust the scores of individual primary students. But to minimise the pressure ... secondary school places following the abolition of the Academic Aptitude Test in 1999 and guidelines for determining which schools could teach in English. Under the interim arrangement now in force, ...

  10. Anger over failure to offer bilingual exam

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... and the Association of English Medium Secondary Schools. The two groups, which together represent all 112 English-medium secondary schools, have written to Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung ... by inadequately trained teachers, they would not have a fair chance in the exam, he said. Clara Lau, chairwoman of the Association of English Medium Secondary Schools, said: 'This is a very bad way ...




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