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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 Taking a Chance on Dance
The Essentials of Dramatic Arts    

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

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

Pâtisserie and Café Operations Western Cuisine 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
Exercise Science and Health Fitness Sports and Fitness Coaching  

Engineering and Production
Automotive Technology # Constructing Smart Cities ~ Electrical and Energy Engineering
Computer Forensic Technology 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 2019 exam year ^ Applicable until 2020 exam year
* Applicable from 2020 exam year onwards ~ Applicable from 2021 exam year onwards

French German Hindi
Japanese Spanish Urdu