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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 Arts and Design ^
Jewellery and Accessories Design Commercial Comic Art ^ 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 Studies ^ Film and Video Radio Host and Programme Production ^
Magazine Editing and Production New Media Communication Strategies Public Relations and Communication *

Business, Management and Law
Financial Markets and Operations ^ Practical Computerised Accounting ^ Accounting in Practice
Business Data Analysis * Applied Business Research ^ 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 Fundamental Health Care ^
Health Care Practice Medical Laboratory Science # Applied Psychology
Exploring 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 * Mobile and Online Apps Development ^ Aviation Studies
Building Technology #    

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

^ Applicable until 2017 exam year # Applicable until 2018 exam year * Applicable from 2019 exam year onwards

French German Hindi
Japanese Spanish Urdu