The proposed Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be taken by students at the age of 17 or 18, the end of Form Six. Each student will be examined in four core subjects; Chinese, English, maths and liberal studies, plus two or three electives, chosen from a list of 20 subjects. These include several vocational subjects such as tourism and hospitality studies and vehicle servicing. Students will be able to choose their electives freely from across five main curriculum areas; science, technology, arts, personal, social and humanities education, and physical education. Each exam will be graded in levels from one to five, with five being the highest grade, instead of grades A to E under the current A-level system. School-based assessment of students' course work will also be taken into account in determining their final grade and will typically carry 20 to 30 per cent of marks. The diploma itself is simply a transcript of a student's exam results - and will not be graded pass, credit or distinction. A student who takes but fails all their exams will still receive it. Each student will also have a 'senior secondary student learning profile', listing their personal qualities, achievements in sport and the arts, and community activities.