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    Newsletter for international Higher Education Sector on the update of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education - Issue 8    
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Welcome to the special edition of the HKDSE newsletter. In this edition you will read about the latest news about the results of the 2012 HKDSE Examination.

 Release of first HKDSE Examination results
 Information session on HKDSE

Please contact May Chan, International Recognition Officer (international@hkeaa.edu.hk) for any queries.

     Release of first HKDSE Examination results     

Over 70,000 secondary school graduates under the New Academic Structure (NAS) received the results of 2012 HKDSE Examination on 20 July. A total of 26,431 day school candidates met the general entrance requirements for the government funded four-year undergraduate university programmes in Hong Kong, these students obtained level 3 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language, and level 2 or above in Mathematics Compulsory Part and Liberal Studies.

A total of 47,831 day school candidates obtained level 2 or above in five subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language. With these results, candidates are eligible to apply for local sub-degree courses and relevant civil service ranks if they wish.

“We are sure candidates who have worked hard are getting the results they deserve,” said Dr Tong Chong-sze, Secretary General of the HKEAA, “The HKDSE is a ground-breaking qualification that has been well received both locally and abroad. These results serve as a gateway for senior secondary graduates to further education and employment opportunities.”

For details, please click here to read the press release.

We will continue to work closely with overseas professional bodies on benchmarking studies with respect to securing admission in overseas universities and colleges. A study with Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) of the UK to secure UCAS tariff points for level 5** will be conducted, and the results will be released in early 2013.

     Information session on HKDSE     

The HKEAA organised an information session on 24 July for more than 30 overseas education consultants, with the aim to enhance understanding of the HKDSE qualification among them. The session is designed for overseas education consultants who will in turn advise parents and students, who are planning to pursue their studies abroad. For details, please go to Progress of Promotion of HKDSE Qualification.

Currently, more than 130 overseas higher education institutions have recognised HKDSE as a qualification for admission. For details, please go to Recognition of Qualifications for HKDSE.

(From left to right): Guest speakers Ms Katherine Forestier of British Council and Ms Heidi Fung of Australian Education International, responded to questions after the presentation by Dr Tong Chong-sze, Secretary General and Dr Thomas Cheung, Director of Development and Educational Assessment of the HKEAA.

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