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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
Fashion and Image Design Interior Design Jewellery and Accessories Design
Computer Game and Animation Design Introduction to Cantonese Opera ^ Taking a Chance on Dance
The Essentials of Dramatic Arts #    

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

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

Food and Beverage Operations ^ Pâtisserie and Café Operations Western Cuisine
Hospitality Services in Practice Hotel Operations 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 # Electrical and Energy Engineering Computer Forensic Technology
Internet of Everything Application Aviation Studies Building Technology ^
Railway Studies *    

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

^ Applicable until 2018 exam year # Applicable until 2019 exam year * Applicable from 2020 exam year onwards

French German Hindi
Japanese Spanish Urdu