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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

Exam results must be above suspicion

Any attempt to rig examination results is unforgivable. To do this for personal benefit makes it even worse. Concerns have been raised after suspicious exam scores have been found at courses provided by the government-funded Vocational Training Council.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Arts exam 'is not fair'

HONG KONG - Visual arts teachers are criticising the latest practice paper for the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE), saying that asking students to critique such a wide range of unfamiliar artworks requires pure guessswork.

In one section of the four-hour exam, students were required to analyse and compare two artworks.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

youth drug abuse

Read the following questions carefully and choose the correct answers

1 What kind of behaviour are parents hiring private detectives to investigate?

a. bullying

b. drug abuse

c. theft

d. compensated dating

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


Embrace change for the environment

Innovators are developing electric and hybrid vehicles to replace the fossil-fuel vehicles we have bee using. But there are drawbacks - they tend to be pricey and cannot travel at high speeds, which is a big factor against them for speed-obsessed drivers.

21 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Justice minister accepts concerns about school drug tests

Some schools and parents had expressed worries about a proposal that government schools test pupils for drugs, Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung acknowledged yesterday.

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Are exams a more effective measure of student progress than coursework?

Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ...

Esther Pang, 16, Diocesan Girls' School

18 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


I am a senior student about a month away from taking my final school exams. I feel completely inundated with work and no matter how much I try to revise I don't seem to be getting anywhere. I am getting more and more stressed. What can I do?

Teacher Jake Burnett replies:

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Afghan sent home after failing drug test

A cue sport athlete from Afghanistan has been sent home from the Asian Indoor Games after testing positive for a banned substance.

Habibi Najeebullah returned a positive test for a cannabinoid, indicating the presence of a banned substance on the World Anti-Drug Agency's (Wada) prohibited list.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Minorities likely to benefit from changes to Chinese test

The introduction of speaking and listening tests in this year's Chinese-language Hong Kong Certificate of Education exam is likely to boost the performance of ethnic minority students, according to the head of the examinations authority.

6 Aug 2007 - 12:00am