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  • Aug 29, 2014
  • Updated: 12:29am

Standardized Tests

One poor test result should be put in perspective

My daughter has always had good reports for writing, and it is her favourite subject at school. But she did not do very well in a standardised test recently. She was very disappointed and it seems to have affected her confidence.

Sunday, 9 December, 2012, 12:59pm

South Korean students helped through most important day

Military training was suspended, flights rescheduled and emergency calls reserved for latecomers yesterday as hundreds of thousands of South Korean students sat a crucial college entrance examination.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:20am

The man behind liberal studies sits the exam

If anyone could secure top marks in the first ever Diploma of Secondary Education liberal-studies exam, it would probably be a man who helped develop the subject.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Assessors suspected of being liberal with their marks

As students examined their exam results yesterday, many who scored low marks noticed an odd pattern - their marks for liberal studies were unexpectedly high, even when they failed to answer all the questions.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Special-needs pupil relishes 'more relevant' system

No one got a prized 5** grade, but the atmosphere at the Red Cross John F. Kennedy Centre was nonetheless jubilant yesterday as pupils with disabilities learnt of how they performed in the first HKDSE exams.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Liberal studies makes the grade

Pupils' dread gave way to the exhilaration of examination officials yesterday after results showed more than nine out of 10 who took the new and much-criticised liberal studies exam got passing scores.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

10,000 students miss out

Today will be nerve-wracking for thousands of students awaiting exam results - particularly for those who will miss out on a university place despite meeting academic requirements.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Top scorers in diploma exam to stay under wraps

About 150 students opted for the ultimate challenge and took eight subjects in the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams - but the public will not get to hear about how they performed.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Final bow for that exam

Good luck to the 41,000 candidates who will be receiving their Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) results today. This year marks the end of an era in the history of Hong Kong education - the final HKALE, better known as the A-levels, was held a few weeks ago.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The end of a teenage rite of passage after 32 years

For 32 years, the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (A-levels) were the bane of every school pupil's existence - determining their destiny and serving as the gatekeeper to university.

A-levels exams were taken by Form Seven pupils for the last time this year - ending a tradition that has become a rite of passage.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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