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School-based Assessment (SBA)

Revised Procedures and Guidelines for Handling Plagiarism in School-based Assessment (SBA)

 


 

School-based Assessment (SBA) is an assessment carried out by schools with students being assessed by their own subject teachers. All school candidates have to complete the SBA of the subjects concerned and the marks awarded are counted towards their results in the HKDSE Examination.

The following are subjects with a SBA component in the HKDSE Examination:

 

Core subjects

  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Liberal Studies

NSS Elective subjects

  • Chinese History
  • History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Integrated Science / Combined Science
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Design & Applied Technology
  • Visual Arts

SBA emphasises the assessment of a wide range of abilities which offers a comprehensive appraisal of students’ performance. By integrating learning and teaching with assessment, it helps students understand their strengths and weaknesses through quality feedback from teachers. SBA also reduces dependence on the results of public examinations and boosts students’ confidence and motivation to learn and enhances autonomous learning.


Implementation timetable of School-based Assessment

Year of Exam

Subjects

Chinese Language,
English Language,
Liberal Studies,
Chinese History,
Design & Applied Technology,
History,
Information & Communication Technology,
Visual Arts
Biology,
Chemistry,
Physics,
Science
Chinese Literature,
Economics,
Ethics & Religious Studies,
Geography,
Health Management & Social Care,
Technology & Living,
Tourism & Hospitality Studies,
Literature in English,
Music

2012

Implementation Partial Implementation
(laboratory work)
Defer Implementation

2013

Implementation Partial Implementation
(laboratory work)
Defer Implementation

2014

Implementation Implementation Defer Implementation

2015

Implementation Implementation Defer Implementation

2016

Implementation Implementation Defer Implementation

2017

Implementation Implementation Defer Implementation

2018

Implementation Implementation Optional Trial

2019

Implementation Implementation Implementation

 

Note:

  1. During a school optional trial, schools can opt for not submitting SBA marks or submitting marks for feedback. The SBA marks submitted will not be counted towards the subject result.
  2. SBA will not be implemented in Mathematics and Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, subject to regular review, while the SBA of Physical Education will be replaced by practical examinations.

 

 

 

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