Baccalauréat | South China Morning Post
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Top scorers in diploma exam to stay under wraps

About 150 students opted for the ultimate challenge and took eight subjects in the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams - but the public will not get to hear about how they performed.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

ESF pupils come up with the Baccalaureate goods

Of the few pupils who achieved perfect scores for the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams this year, one in 10 came from Hong Kong.

Of the 109 students who achieved full scores of 45 marks on the global IB exams - considered one of the toughest pre-college exams in the world - at least 12 of the top achievers were from Hong Kong.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New exam regime put to the test

When the curtain falls on a collective experience that became part of public life for decades, an air of nostalgia is inevitable. The public emotion aroused by the release of the final public Advanced Level Examination results last week is thus understandable.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New diploma exam easier than expected, pupils say

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 had proved easier than they expected.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Whizz-kid just loves to learn

For whizz-kid Alvina Fok, studying is a passion - an attitude that helped her to achieve one of the highest IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) scores in the world for both mathematics and science.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tough exam ahead? Here's a helping head

Students taking the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma benefit from the broader curriculum. But, for most pupils, certain subjects prove tougher than others. As exam time approaches, nerves start to fray, and the task of revision can be daunting.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


I couldn't imagine that after four years, I was back in a school hall to take the A-level exam again!

Time can really change people. I was very stressed when I took the exam as a matriculation student.

But my feeling this year was so different.

Part of the reason for my relaxed attitude was that this year I only sat for the Use of English exam.

15 Apr 2004 - 12:00am


English grades 'pyramid' devalues and demotivates our students

19 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Re-take prospect adds pressure

I am a Secondary Seven student and one of the candidates who took the Hong Kong A-level pure mathematics exam which contained an error in one of the questions (Post, April 24). Pure mathematics is regarded as one of the most demanding subjects at A-level. It requires hard work and a well-trained mathematical mind.

28 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Encourage students to take speaking seriously

As reported in the South China Morning Post of April 3, parents support the publication of school exam results, because such information represents virtually the only benchmark of a school's performance available to them.

The exam-driven school system has been a feature of Hong Kong's educational landscape and will remain so in the foreseeable future.

12 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

200 new college students fail Chinese exams

Almost 200 new university students have failed their Chinese language exams and dozens will have to take a supplementary English language test.

Educationists fear the students will be unable to communicate with lecturers and follow courses, although universities say compulsory language improvement courses will be provided.

15 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Scholarships for sixth form

THE French International School is offering sixth form scholarships in its English stream next September, leading to an International Baccalaureate.

The French school is one of only two on Hongkong island offering the baccalaureate, a matriculation qualification accepted world-wide for university entrance and particularly in North America and Europe.

12 Mar 1993 - 12:00am