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Examinations and Assessment Authority

Putting it to the test

HONG KONG - Doubts arise again over whether liberal studies - an exam without model answers - will be graded fairly after public figures received inconsistent marks in trials.

Tuesday, 10 January, 2012, 12:00am

Thumbs down for exam abilities

Public exam officials criticised secondary school students for failing to think critically and express themselves in Chinese and English.

In the latest report on the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and Advanced Level Examination, examiners described candidates as 'narrow-minded' and 'immature'.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Less than half of teachers pass English writing in proficiency test

Less than half the people who took the English writing section of the language proficiency assessment for teachers passed this year, while almost 50 per cent failed the spoken test.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Call to scrap exam fees

A teachers' group has called for the abolition of examination fees under the new senior secondary academic structure that starts next year.

A recent poll had revealed many students were dissatisfied with the running of the Examinations and Assessment Authority and wanted fully subsidised fees for the two public exams and the 2012 Diploma of Secondary Education Examination.

8 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

New English language syllabus put to the test

The image of students striding out of their English exams yesterday complaining that the papers were 'too easy' may have its lighter side but the issues it raises warrant serious attention. Yesterday marked the first time that students were tested on the new English language syllabus for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am