HONG KONG – Total 17,336 day school candidates – or 42.1 percent of all such candidates – have met the general entrance requirements for local undergraduate degree programs this year, according to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA).
In this year’s Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, these candidates obtained level 3 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language, and level 2 or above in Mathematics Compulsory Part and Liberal Studies.
The HKEAA will announce the results of the 2022 HKDSE exams on Wednesday. This year, total 42,328 school candidates and 5,563 private candidates sat the exams.
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Total 28,740 day candidates meanwhile have obtained level 2 or above in five subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language, representing 71.3 percent of the candidates, which is 1.1 percent lower than that of 2021, according to a press release issued by the HKEAA on Tuesday.
Total 42,328 school candidates and 5,563 private candidates sat the exams, which was conducted for the third consecutive year under the pandemic
These candidates are eligible to apply for local sub-degree programs and relevant civil service posts.
About 90 percent of the candidates from 427 day schools registered for two to three elective subjects in addition to the four core subjects – Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies.
“For the third consecutive year, the HKDSE was conducted under the pandemic, which was more severe this year than in the past,” HKEAA Secretary General Prof Wei Xiang-dong said, thanking various sectors for their support for the HKDSE examination.
This year, 87.8 percent of day school candidates attained level 2 or above and 59.7 percent level 3 or above in Chinese Language. Total 9.6 percent were awarded level 5 or above, which are slightly lower than those of last year.
Secondary school students take the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams (HKDSE) in Creative Secondary School in Hong Kong on April 22, 2022. (JEROME FAVRE / POOL / AFP)
In English Language, 79.1 percent and 53.2 percent of day school candidates obtained level 2 or above and level 3 or above respectively. Of the school candidates, 10.5 percent achieved level 5 or above, in a 0.9 percent increase from last year.
Meanwhile, 82.2 percent day school candidates attained level 2 or above in Mathematics Compulsory Part, while 14.5 percent level 5 or above, which are comparable to the results from2021.
In Liberal Studies, 89.8 percent of day school candidates obtained level 2 or above while 9.6 percent level 5 or above.
Candidates who took Category B Applied Learning subjects excluding Applied Learning Chinese achieved ‘Attained’ or above in 92.4 percent of the 3,229 subjects assessed, which is 1.1 percent down from last year.
Total 492 candidates sat Category C Other Language subjects this year. Results of the November 2021 series examinations were released in mid-January 2022, with 93.9 percent and 63.4 percent of candidates attaining grade e or above and grade a respectively.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, a series of precautionary measures were implemented in around 520 halls and about 400 classrooms that were used as examination centers this year,
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Total 3,218 candidates with special educational needs were provided with special examination arrangements in written examinations. Over 770 special examination centers were set up for them.