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Subject Information

HKDSE subjects are divided into three categories, including 24 senior secondary subjects (4 core subjects and 20 elective subjects), Applied learning subjects and other language subjects.
Core Subjects
Chinese Language English Language Mathematics Liberal Studies

Elective Subjects
Chinese Literature Biology Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
Literature in English Chemistry Design and Applied Technology
Chinese History Physics Health Management and Social Care
Economics Science: Combined Science Information and Communication Technology
Ethics and Religious Studies Science: Integrated Science Technology and Living
Geography   Music
History   Visual Arts
Tourism and Hospitality Studies   Physical Education
Creative Studies
Display and Jewellery Design ~ Fashion Image Design Interior Design
Jewellery and Accessories Design ^ Computer Game and Animation Design Digital Comic Design and Production #
Taking a Chance on Dance The Essentials of Theatre Arts  

Media and Communication
Film and Transmedia ~ Film and Video ^ Creative Advertising
Magazine Editing and Production Public Relations and Communication * PR and Multimedia Communication #

Business, Management and Law
Accounting in Practice ^ Accounting for e-Business ~ Business Data Analysis *
Data Application for Business # Entrepreneurship for SME Marketing and Online Promotion
Law Enforcement in Hong Kong    

Pâtisserie and Café Operations Western Cuisine Airport Passenger Terminal Operations #
Hospitality Services in Practice Hotel Operations Child Care and Development ~
Child Care and Education Fundamental Cosmetology  

Applied Science
Animal Care Foundation in Chinese Medicine Health Care Practice
Medical Laboratory Science Applied Psychology Practical Psychology
Sports and Fitness Coaching * Exercise and Fitness Coaching # Exercise Science and Health Fitness

Engineering and Production
Constructing Smart Cities ~ Electrical and Energy Engineering Computer Forensic Technology
Tech Basics # Internet of Everything Application * Aviation Studies
Railway Studies    

Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students)
Chinese for the Service Industry ^ Chinese in Business Service Practical Chinese in Hospitality ^
Chinese in Practical Context ~ Practical Chinese ~  

^ Applicable until 2020 exam year * Applicable until 2021 exam year
~ Applicable from 2021 exam year onwards # Applicable from 2022 exam year onwards

French German Hindi
Japanese Spanish Urdu