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Services to Special Needs Candidates

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE)

Applications for special examination arrangements are considered by the Committee on Special Needs Candidates (the Committee) and the Task Group on Special Examination Arrangements for Candidates with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) (the Task Group) in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Public Examinations Board.

Applications

The HKEAA accepts applications for special examination arrangements (SEAs) from candidates with special needs in September two years before the examination year via their schools (i.e. in September of the S5 school year). Candidates are strongly advised to submit the applications in S5 but those whose conditions of disabilities are unstable may submit applications in September of the S6 school year via their schools. Private candidates should submit applications during the application period in the year preceding the examination.

Applications submitted after the application deadline will normally NOT be accepted. Please refer to the Application Guide for details.

2021 & 2022 HKDSE Category A Subjects:  

2021 HKDSE Category C Subjects:

Other Information

  • Information Leaflets
  • 2021 HKDSE Handbook for Candidates (for Category A and Category B Subjects only)
  • Powerpoint Presentations

    Seminars on Applications for SEAs in the 2020/21 school year

    2021 HKDSE Category C (Other Languages) Subjects

    The 3rd Supplementary Events for SENCOs: Workshop on Special Examination Arrangements in October 2019 (organised by The Education University of Hong Kong)

    Seminars on Applications for SEAs in the 2019/20 school year

    Seminars on Applications for SEAs in the 2018/19 school year

    Updates on Services for SEN in Mainstream Education’ in November 2018 (organised by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association)

    Mainland China-Hong Kong-Macao Forum on Integrated Education for the Visually Impaired’ in October 2018 (organised by the Hong Kong Blind Union and the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

    Sharing session on the Learning and Assessment Support for Secondary Students with Dyslexia in May 2018 (organised by the Education Bureau)

    Seminar on Special Arrangements for Students with AD/HD in Public Examinations and Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA) in May 2018 (organised by the Hong Kong Association For AD/HD)

    Forum on the Support for Candidates with Specific Learning Disabilities in May 2018 (organised by the HK Association For Specific Learning Disabilities)

    ‘Reading barrier breakthrough with e-Learning Symposium 2018’ in January 2018 (organised by the Hong Kong Blind Union)

    Seminars on Applications for SEAs in the 2017/18 school year

    Seminars on Applications for SEAs in the 2016/17 school year 

    Seminars on Applications for SEAs in the 2015/16 school year 

    Seminar on SEAs for Secondary School Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in May 2016

    Seminars on the Review of SEAs for Candidates with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in July 2015

                  • Enquiries

                    Tel. No.: (852)3628 8917
                    Email: dse@hkeaa.edu.hk

                     

                     

                     

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