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Hong Kong solicitors seek exemption from assessment for new High Court role

Solicitors who apply to obtain the right to speak on behalf of clients in the High Court will need to sit an assessment, although those who have "substantial experience" in advocacy may be exempted.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 4:41am

Assessors suspected of being liberal with their marks

As students examined their exam results yesterday, many who scored low marks noticed an odd pattern - their marks for liberal studies were unexpectedly high, even when they failed to answer all the questions.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Do standardised tests measure your abilities?

Melody Cheung, 16, St Paul's Secondary School

Open your eyes and look around. Tests are usually standardised. As a student, you will have taken many academic, sports and music tests.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Plan to ease workload could be sped up

The Education Bureau has suggested that to ease the workload of teachers and pupils under the new senior secondary curriculum, it could bring forward a plan to cut down the amount of assessment in liberal studies.

Teachers have often raised concerns that liberal studies is too broad, and the marking burden heavy.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Think for yourself in new exam, pupils are urged

Taking the government's line may not necessarily ensure good results in the new upper secondary liberal studies examination, an assessment official says.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Real education is about much more than just student grades

Many university teachers are dismayed by the University Grants Committee initiative to promote an 'outcome-based' approach to education. Large sums of money are being spent on it, while it threatens true education.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Green law has limited impact

The Environmental Protection Department has rejected only seven out of 196 environmental impact assessment studies on major construction projects over the past 13 years, according to the latest figures available on its website - prompting critics to question the effectiveness of the law and call for reforms.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Education failings that a test can't correct

Jenny Wang graduated from university with a major in English literature and never thought her daughter, four, would be able to baffle her with a question about the language.

8 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Crowne Plaza in recruitment drive

Located near the heart of a bustling commercial and shopping district, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay has more than 20 vacancies in areas such as food and beverage, engineering and front office.

6 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Buildings to be assessed this year

The government will complete the assessment of the historic value of more than 1,400 old buildings this year, Thomas Chow Tat-ming, director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, said yesterday. He said the results would be submitted to the Antiquities Advisory Board for consultation.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am