Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College As one of the victims of the present system, I feel that the leap from the HKCEE to the A-Levels is too much. The syllabus, workload and difficulty level triples. How can students adapt to such a huge jump in just 15 months? It is impossible. It is also not fair that whether we get a place in university or not depends on the results of only one exam. The system needs to be changed. There are some feasibility problems with the 3+3+4 system, such as making liberal studies a compulsory subject, I agree with the general concept of the system. The new system stresses school-based assessment, which can provide a more comprehensive measurement of students' abilities and talents. This will reduce pressure from exams. Education is a gradual process of self-development. It paves the way for our future. The 3+3+4 system is much more flexible than the present system, which is characterised by sudden leaps as students move from one level to the next. Oliver Kwan, 17 Delia School of Canada I am enrolled in a school with a system very similar to the 3+3+4, and I think it is a great system. Classes are flexible, the courses are suitable for us and we can manage our workload. But despite all this, I don't think the 3+3+4 system is a good idea for Hong Kong students. Similar systems do not place enough emphasis on knowledge. Knowledge is an important part of the system, but the focus is on analytical skills. The 3+3+4 system is meant for a modern and liberal curriculum - a stark contrast to the current one. There is a strong consensus for implementing the 3+3+4 with the current curriculum. How can a system designed to promote free thinking and critical analysis work with courses that focus on something else? For the 3+3+4 system to work, a new curriculum should be introduced. A curriculum change would lead to confusion and problems. Having new textbooks is already troublesome; a new curriculum with a new focus would devastate the education system. The 3+3+4 system needs an all-or-nothing approach. Without a new curriculum, it will not work.