QUEEN'S College and Wah Yan College (Kowloon) share top honours with three of their students scoring five distinctions each in the A-level exam. Ng Ying-kit, Lee Sing-cho and Li Yu-chi (below) improved on Queen's College's 1992 figure of one 5A student with straight As in Pure Maths, Applied Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Use of English while four other schoolmates scored four distinctions each. Tsui Yin-fung scored As in Applied Maths, Physics, Pure Maths and Chemistry; Alexander Lau Wai-leuk had As in Applied Maths, Physics, Use of English and Chemistry; Law Man-chung achieved As in Chinese Language and Literature, Economics, History and Use of English; and Cheung Kwok-ho scored distinctions in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Maths and Pure Math and B(03) in Use of English. At Wah Yan College Kowloon (page 1), Lo Ho-kei, William Woo Chun-fai and Cheung Chung-kit also bagged five distinctions each in Pure Maths, Physics, Applied Maths, Chemistry and Use of English. Jubilant faces were seen all round at St Joseph's College where two students obtained 5As and three had 4As. 5A scorers Alain Lam Sai-wai and Lau Ka-ming were on target in Pure Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Maths and Use of English. Their schoolmates, Peter Lam Shing-fai and Johnny Chan Lop-kin, had distinctions in Pure Maths, Applied Maths, Physics, Chemistry and credits in Use of English, while William Doo Junior had distinctions in Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Use of English. At the YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College, Jessica Hui Ching-ping, 19, brought pride to her school by becoming the school's first 5A student. She scored straight As in Physics, Chemistry, Pure Maths, Applied Maths and English. Chan Ying followed with 4As in thesame subjects, with a B in English. At King's College, there were four students with four distinctions each, slightly down from last year's crop which produced three 5A students. Edward To Wing-hang, Tso Siu-bong, Tam Cheuk-wing and Zeng Rui had distinctions in Physics, Chemistry, Pure Maths and Applied Maths. Three students at Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School scored four distinctions each. They were Ludwig Lee Chun-fai and Tsui Pak-yan who both scored in Applied Maths, Pure Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Arts student Phoebe Yung Ngar-yee scored 4A(1)s in Principles of Accounts, Geography, Economics and Use of English to join Maryknoll Convent School's Camilla Chan Yuk-mei, 18, as one of the top two arts students in the New Territories. Camilla scored in English, Government and Public Affairs, Economics and Geography. Tam Sai-ho of Kwun Tong Government Secondary School also did his school proud by scoring As in Pure Maths, Applied Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Schoolmate Wong Chiao scored As in History, Chinese History and Chinese. St Mary's Canossian College's Vivian Wan Wai-man topped the candidates' list by scoring 4As in Pure Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Use of English. With As students leaving the school in the past year, Wah Yan College (Hongkong) still had one student scoring 3As. Law Lok-yin achieved distinctions in Chemistry, Physics and Applied Maths while at the Po Leung Kuk CFA No 1 College, three students topped the roster by scoring three As each. Lo Wing-sze and Lao Sun-ngai scored As in Pure Maths, Physics, and Chemistry while Kwan Man-chun scored distinctions in Pure Maths, Physics and Applied Maths. Hui Pui-wah of Belilios Public School scored As in Physics, Chemistry and Biology to emerge as best student of the school. Ying Wa Girls' School also had one outstanding scholar in Vivian Mak Wai-wan, who had distinctions in Pure Maths, Physics and Government and Public Affairs. Her results were matched by Atvani George of La Salle College, who scored As in Pure Maths, Applied Maths and Physics. At St Paul's College, Wong Hok-chiu, Cheng Man-tai and Lee Pak-kuen scored identical results with As in Pure Maths, Applied Maths, Physics and Chemistry while St Paul's Co-educational College produced five scholars with 4As each. Diocesan Boys' School achieved outstanding results with Mak Ho-yi and Charles Chan Wai-hong scoring As in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Use of English, and Lo Chi-chung and Johnny Hung Wan-man scoring As in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Maths and Pure Maths. Mahtani Laveena Sunder was top at Diocesan Girls' School with As in Use of English, English Literature, Psychology. and a D in History. The highest number of distinctions for a subject was recorded in Physics, with 485 of the 9,393 candidates getting As. The pass rate was 78.16 per cent. The overall pass rate of the 22,075 candidates taking the 20 subjects was 77.27 per cent, slightly lower than last year's 78.22 per cent. Use of English, as usual, was the most popular subject and attracted 21,305 candidates. The pass rate was 84.02 per cent, slightly lower than last year's 84.7 per cent. Chinese Language and Literature drew 5,218 candidates with 70.47 per cent passing the subject. A 100 per cent pass rate was recorded in Music and French, which had 14 and one candidate, respectively. The poorest result, as with last year, was in Sociology. Of the 125 candidates, only 70 or 56 per cent, passed. This year saw the highest number of candidates since the A-level exam was introduced in 1980. It showed an increase of 30.78 per cent compared with last year's 16,879. The candidates will have to compete for nearly 12,500 first-year first-degree places to be offered for the 1993-94 academic year. The Examinations Authority received one case of cheating in Government and Public Affairs. The candidate was disqualified from the whole A-level exam. Complaints about a wrong question was made in Biology Paper I (Chinese version). The 25 candidates answering the question had their marks adjusted for fairness. More than 10 candidates complained about audio problems in Use of English's listening test.