Form Five students are reminded that they can bring their English up to standard by enrolling in a special summer course SECONDARY students must not forget that their English should be of a high standard if they hoped to go on to university. To help Form Five students achieve this standard, the British Council is conducting on behalf of the Education Department a two week intensive English course, starting this month. The Pre-S6 of the Intensive English Programme (IEP) is meant for those students who have taken half of the subjects in the 1995 Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in Chinese. The Pre-S6 course is the first stage of the IEP. The two-week whole-day course runs from August 21 to 31. To be eligible for the course, students should: Have been admitted to secondary six grades in the 1995-96 school year; Have satisfied the requirements for sitting the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination in 1997; and Have taken at least 50 per cent of the subjects in the HKCEE in Chinese in 1995 apart from Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, Chinese History, English Language, English Literature, Buddhist Studies, Shorthand and Typewriting. Students who fail to enrol in the Pre-S6 course will not be eligible for the Post-S6 (second stage) and Post-S7 (third stage) courses of the IEP, to be held in the summers of 1996 and 1997 respectively. Application forms are available in schools where students have been admitted to Secondary Six. Private candidates may obtain forms from all District Education Offices. Applicants getting Secondary Six places from August 8 to 11 under the Secondary Six admission procedure must return the completed application forms to the Education Department through school principals on or before August 11. However, applicants getting secondary six places through central allocation as well as those in non-bought place private schools, may return the application forms to the Schools Division of the Education Department at 14th floor, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, through the principals of their secondary six schools on or before August 18. There is a quota for the number of students admitted to the course. If the number is exceeded, a selection process will be conducted. The list of successful applicants will be posted at the following three places at 11 am on Saturday, August 19: Lui Kee Educational Services Centre, 269 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai; British Council Head Office, 255 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai; Education Department Kowloon Sub-Office, 405 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei. For more information, please call the Education Research Section of the Education Department on 2892 6608 or 2892 6616.