Hong Kong schools

Class Action: quality homework should be balanced with downtime

Burying their heads in books is not the best approach. Photo: Dickson Lee

Some educational research indicates that homework makes little difference to a child's ability in most areas of the curriculum and, in the worst case scenario, can actually turn students off learning.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 4:06pm

DSS holds key to English study places

Diocesan Boys' School, like many other DSS schools, offers an international/non-local curriculum. Photo: Nora Tam

While expatriate families are requesting the government provides more international school places for their children (who do not speak Chinese and therefore cannot attend local schools), many local schools actually have high potential to meet the demand.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:04am 3 comments

UK keeps GCSE, but no effect on Hong Kong schools

Britain's education secretary Michael Gove announced yesterday he has abandoned plans to replace the GCSE with a new English Baccalaureate certificate after growing concern within the coalition and from education groups.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:23am