|Standards of performance in the HKCEE and HKALE have for many years been benchmarked against standards in comparable subjects at British GCE O-Level and A/AS-Level.
In the case of performance in English Language, research studies have been conducted to link standards of performance in HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) and HKALE Use of English to standards in IELTS and TOEFL.
|For HKCEE subjects, a grade "C" or above is equivalent to a pass in GCE O-level examination conducted by a British awarding body, except English Language (Syllabus A), Accommodation & Catering Services and Fashion & Clothing.
Starting from 2007 HKCEE, standards-referenced reporting had been adopted in Chinese Language and English Language. Candidates' levels of performance were reported using levels with reference to a set of standards for the subject. The results in the two language subjects are recognized as equivalent to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
Details of results are as follows:
|For A level subjects, a grade "E" or above is equivalent to a pass in GCE A level examinations conducted by a British awarding body. HKCEE and HKALE qualifications are recognised by British universities for entrance purpose.
For details, please go to HKCEE/HKALE Recognition Search for Overseas Universities.
In cases where candidates wish to further their studies abroad, they may be required to take certain unified examinations conducted by the examination authorities of that particular country as one of the basic requirements. These include, for example, the SAT for the United States.
|Besides, the HKCEE and/or HKALE qualifications have been accepted by the universities in Taiwan for admission. For details, please visit University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students.
More details aboutof the Recognition of HKCEE and HKALE could be found at Recognition Search for Overseas Universities.