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Category C: Other Language Subjects

Six language subjects are offered to candidates in the HKDSE. They are:
  • French Language
  • German Language
  • Hindi Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Spanish Language
  • Urdu Language

Question papers of the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) are used for the examinations of these six subjects. Marking and grading are conducted by CIE. Results are reported in five grades (a-e) on the HKDSE certificate, with grade “e” being the lowest and grade “a” being the highest. Achievement below grade “e” is designated as “Ungraded” and is not reported on the certificate.

Syllabuses for HKEAA Centre*

2017 2018 2019

*1. Candidates should note that the syllabus codes of particular subjects for the HKEAA centre may be different from those shown on the CIE webpage. Candidates should refer to the ones for the HKEAA for the necessary syllabus details.
  2. The syllabuses are updated as at 28 June 2011. Candidates please note the requirements of Japanese characters for Papers 2 and 3.


Instructions to Candidates

2017 Examination Year - November 2016/June 2017 Series




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