Educational Stages

Education bureau in U-turn on vouchers

Kindergarten issue will now go before Legco's Finance Committee next week

Friday, 8 December, 2006, 12:00am

Further your education and discover new places


Minimum academic qualifications At least two Ds and one E in A-levels.

Tuition costs From A$10,000 to A$30,000 per year (HK$59,700 to HK$179,000). Living expenses range from A$12,000-A$18,000.

English language tests TOEFL, score of 213 for computer test or IELTS (Academic Module), score of 6-7.


9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Schools banned from announcing exam results

Schools have been banned from announcing or ranking the test scores of students enrolled in compulsory education, in an effort to ease pressure on students, according to a Beijing newspaper.

The Ministry of Education issued a notice telling public schools 'not to publicise or rank students' exam scores during the compulsory education period', the Beijing Youth Daily reported.

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

UK still a popular destination for local students

Studying in Britain after Form Five is a popular option among Hong Kong students, particularly those want to go on to attend a British university.

Sixth-form education is offered by 2,400 independent schools - including more than 600 with boarding houses - 500 publicly-funded further education colleges and 350 independent colleges.

9 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Test raises fear of 'stressed out' pupils

Allocation system means primary learners could be drilled more for sake of schools' reputations

Primary school principals yesterday warned that the drilling of pupils was likely to increase for a test that helps determine the proportion of each school's pupils eligible for top secondary schools in subsequent years.

19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

$37m 'should go to fund training'

Preschool educators have welcomed the government's decision to inject $37 million to improve English teaching in the sector.

But they dispute the way the money is to be spent.

Michael Tien Puk-sun, chairman of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, revealed the four-year plan this week.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

'Melbourne model' a major move away from tradition

UNIVERSITIES ARE CALLING IT 'the big bang'. By 2012, every undergraduate degree programme in Hong Kong has to be rewritten to fit into a radical new structure.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


My son isn't expecting to do well enough in his HKCEEs to do A-levels in Hong Kong. I'm interested in sending him to the United States. What kind of schools or colleges could he enrol in there?

Education reporter Jill Yung responds:

The US is one of the most popular countries for Hong Kong students who do not find a place for A-levels here.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Is the 3+3+4 system beneficial to students?

Name: Arka Leung

Age: 22

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13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Low-stakes tests will not affect future: EMB

Government addresses parent concerns and says drilling students is unnecessary

The government has repeated its pleas for primary schools not to drill students for non-essential assessments held at the end of this term.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Do you need to have a university degree to be successful?

Kevin Kung, 15

Ying Wa College

A university degree is not essential for success. The students in Hong Kong have different levels of education. Some drop out of school early while some are forced to give up their studies after Form Five or Form Seven. Only a small number can go to university.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Bosses rate new graduates best

Employers are more satisfied with the performance of recent tertiary graduates than those who graduated in 2000, a survey has found.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Get to grips with the system

Before parents can choose a school, they must grapple with the complexities of the Hong Kong education system to understand the options available to them.

Ideally, most families would be happy for their children to be educated in free, public-sector schools, as long as they are happy with what they teach, and how they are run.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Choices, Choices - Pre-schools

Lola Louie, like many teachers coming from overseas to work in the local kindergarten industry, was shocked to find the pressure young children were put under.

The Canadian kindergarten teacher recalls coming across children under the age of six who did not know how to play, who submissively asked what their homework was and who cried before sitting their end-of-term exams.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

International Pre-schools


Deborah English Kindergarten and International Play Schools Hung Hom: G/F Site 9 Shop G5 + G5B,

Whampoa Garden

Tel: 2994 8998 Fax: 2994 8812

Tseung Kwan O:

Kindergarten Tower, Beverly Garden, and Kindergarten Tower, Bauhinia Garden

Tel: 2217 7933/3403 4393

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am