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  1. Taking the easy way

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... A significant number of students admit to cheating- a crime with a long history- but schools are onto it, writes Sunny Tse A recent survey asked students if they had ever cheated by copying from classmates in examinations or tests, and 20 per cent said they had. The survey, by the Hong Kong Women's Teachers Association, asked 3,081 students a range of questions ...

  2. This week's question: Do you like exams?

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jean Tang, 16 I don't believe exams truly reflect our abilities or what we have learnt during the year. I think there are definitely other ways of assessing our knowledge. Exams do not determine how smart you are in terms of your capacity to adapt to ...

  3. Justice minister accepts concerns about school drug tests

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Some schools and parents had expressed worries about a proposal that government schools test pupils for drugs, Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung acknowledged yesterday. He said they were worried about how such a scheme would be implemented, the possible consequences for a student of taking a drug test, student privacy and the possible unfavourable effects on a school ...

  4. Web games 'aid learning'

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... English and maths test results of 40 primary schoolchildren who often used an online educational programme from April last year to this May with those of another 40 students who did not. It found that students who often played the online game, e@Leader, scored an average of 76.1 out of 100 in their third English test taken this April, 4.1 points more than their first test in April last year. ...

  5. Road to knowledge can be a testing experience

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Grace Wu

    ... manager of English language and college admission at Kaplan Hong Kong, there are different paths for HKCEE students to consider. Form Five students should take both the Test of English for International Communication and the SAT Reasoning Test for entering United States universities. To study in Australia, Form Five students are required to sit for the International English Language ...

  6. Students complain about 'expensive' GCSE

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... students could pass the Chinese language tests under the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, for which students are only required to pay HK$194. For second-language learners, the GCSE ...

  7. Mailbag

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... English-language dictation test an absurd exercise in absolute nonsense Twice last week, I shared a bus ride with a student from a well-known English-medium secondary school. ... and asked him if he had a 'dictation test', and he replied, 'Yes. Very difficult'. When I looked across at the paper in his hands, I could hardly believe my eyes. The text ...

  8. Authority criticised for handling of exams

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Testing agency needs expanded funding from the government, say two groups A local teachers' organisation and a pressure group have criticised the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority for what they see as poor handling of public exams. The Women Teachers' Organisation and the Education Policy Concern Organisation said government funding was essential ...

  9. 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 Teachers' Organisation and Hong Kong Education Policy Concern ...

  10. Ethnic minority students thrilled with A* in Chinese

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

    ... difference.' She said she felt unfamiliar cultural elements in the HKCEE exam's oral test had thrown her. 'I think having the GCSE available in Hong Kong is an advantage for non-Chinese ...




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