School principals fear Hong Kong universities will take in more pupils who have studied international curriculums at the expense of those who take local public exams.Tuesday, 13 November, 2012, 8:53am 4 comments
Last week, it was reported that students admitted into Polytechnic University's higher diploma programme in civil engineering actually scored better in the Joint University Programmes Admissions System than students admitted into the bachelor degree version of the same subject. This is intriguing, as local students usually prefer a degree programme over a higher diploma programme.10 Oct 2012 - 3:10am 1 comment
It was 8.30am at Delia Memorial School in Mei Foo.
Ishaq Farrah Mohammad was sitting quietly in a classroom corner, looking anxious.
Her frown turned into an expression of happy surprise when her class teacher, Gordon Yu Kin-fu, handed the 14-year-old Pakistani girl her results.21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
'Something that started so long ago ends with us. One day, we're going to tell our grandkids that we were the last batch.'
That was how Gurwinder Kaur, 20, bid farewell to Hong Kong's A-level examinations that she was one of the last to sit. Kaur is one of 40,000 candidates who will open a fateful envelope containing grades today.29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
A total of 35,318 applicants for university places will find out today if they have been successful. Some 49.9 per cent will receive an offer to study for a degree, associate degree or higher diploma through the Joint University Programmes Admission System. The University of Hong Kong will admit the most students with three grade As or more at A-level - 150.29 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
More top students have opted for medicine in the Early Admission Scheme this year, statistics show. Chinese University said 158 students put medical studies as their first choice, while University of Hong Kong recorded 124 - an increase of 40 and 20 applicants on last year, respectively.7 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
More than 22,600 school-leavers have missed out on a degree offer in public-funded university programmes through Hong Kong's central admissions system.1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
There is no single route to higher education. Dennis Tsang Kwong-wing suffered setbacks at the local public examinations, but thanks to the Alistair Harvey Foundation Scholarship, offered through the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, he was able to fulfil his dream of studying for a bachelor's degree in biotechnology.14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Counselling helplines across the city are ramping up their services in anticipation of this morning's release of A-level results.
Many are extending their operating hours to console, guide and advise the thousands of students who are this morning realising they need to rethink their plans.29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
The University of Science and Technology yesterday dangled a huge carrot in front of Hong Kong's best students, who will receive their A Level results tomorrow, offering annual subsidies of almost HK$100,000 to those with four As or more.28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am