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Gifted Education

Quantum leap into studies

Quantum Academy was founded by its programme director Maggie Chau, who was formerly the deputy principal of St Stephen's College. It's little wonder then that the summer courses it provides are almost exclusively education-centric.

Monday, 16 April, 2012, 12:00am

Seven-year-old prodigies for gifted academy

Children as young as seven will be identified for gifted programmes from next year under a plan to extend the reach of the city's prodigy screening and training body beyond secondary school pupils.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Gifted children face added pressures

Recently, I read an article about how the parents of gifted children feel their children's lives are harder because they are different to others.

I have to agree with them in some ways. Being gifted can set a child apart.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

It's not easy being smart

When you are next stuck on an exam question and wishing you had been born a bit brainier, take some comfort in knowing that even gifted children put their good grades down to sheer hard work.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Pint-sized Picassos

Most children her age are still doodling with crayons or spattering paint. But three-year-old Celeste Wong Kai-yee has been painting up a storm that led to two solo exhibitions earlier this year.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A look on the bright side

Students barely in their teens secure university places. Primary pupils pass high school public exams with flying colours. Playing instruments that tower over them, young musicians beat older rivals to win top prizes in international competitions.

News of students excelling at ever younger ages has put the spotlight on education for the city's gifted children.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Policy on gifted students is ripe for change

I refer to your editorial ('Common sense must apply for gifted children', January 11).

As the father of March Boedihardjo [who was admitted to Baptist University at age nine], I appreciate that the Academy for Gifted Education has carried out a good job for the past two years but much more can be done.

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Courses for gifted pupils raise hopes ... and pressures

With a sharp sense for numbers and an ability to solve complex equations, Form Six student Woody Ho Lok-wai often excels in mathematics exams.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Does going to university at an early age benefit students?

Matthew Murchie, 15, St Joseph's College

Early admissions to university have generated much controversy in Hong Kong. Many people question whether this is a wise move. They argue that students who go to university too early would not be able to follow a gruelling schedule. They could also face social problems because they are younger than their peers, critics say.

14 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Talking Points

The idea that we are going to surge a tremendous amount of money and assets in [Afghanistan] and they are suddenly going to be able to jet-propel themselves from the 12th century to the American industrial revolution of the 1900s is absurd

Kit Parker (left), Harvard associate professor and US army major

19 Jun 2009 - 12:00am