Hong Kong’s banding mechanism increases competition between schools and pressure on teachers, as all are vying for top rankings by producing more high-achieving students. Photo: Shutterstock

Relax, Hong Kong parents: places in top schools don’t always mean better careers

  • Competition to enter the few top-band secondary schools puts unnecessary pressure on students
  • Studies show that able students in low-ranking schools feel more confident in their academic performance than similarly talented students in high-ranking schools
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Hong Kong’s banding mechanism increases competition between schools and pressure on teachers, as all are vying for top rankings by producing more high-achieving students. Photo: Shutterstock
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