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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 1 Citizenship and Social Development 2

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 1 Information and Communication Technology
Ethics and Religious Studies Science: Integrated Science 1 Technology and Living
Geography   Music
History   Visual Arts
Tourism and Hospitality Studies   Physical Education
1 Applicable until 2023 exam year 2 Applicable from 2024 exam year onwards

Creative Studies

Display and Jewellery Design Fashion Image Design Interior Design
Computer Game and Animation Design Digital Comic Design and Production # Popular Music Production ^
Taking a Chance on Dance The Essentials of Theatre Arts  

Media and Communication

Digital Media and Radio Production ^ Film and Transmedia Creative Advertising ~
Magazine Editing and Production ~ Public Relations and Communication * PR and Multimedia Communication #

Business, Management and Law

Accounting for e-Business Business Data Analysis * Data Application for Business #
Entrepreneurship for SME ~ Marketing and Online Promotion Law Enforcement in Hong Kong


Pâtisserie and Café Operations Western Cuisine Airport Passenger Terminal Operations #
Hospitality Services in Practice Hotel Operations Child Care and Development
Child Care and Education Fundamental Cosmetology  

Applied Science

Food Innovation and Science ^ Animal Care Foundation in Chinese Medicine
Health Care Practice Medical Laboratory Science Rehabilitation Care Practice ^
Applied Psychology Practical Psychology Sports and Fitness Coaching *
Exercise and Fitness Coaching # Exercise Science and Health Fitness  

Engineering and Production

Constructing Smart Cities Electrical and Energy Engineering Computer Forensic Technology
eSports Technology ^ Tech Basics # Internet of Everything Application *
Aviation Studies Railway Studies  

Applied Learning (Vocational English)

English Communication ^ English for Service Professionals ^  

Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students)

Chinese in Business Service Chinese in Practical Context Practical Chinese  

* Applicable until 2021 exam year ~ Applicable until 2022 exam year
# Applicable from 2022 exam year onwards ^ Applicable from 2023 exam year onwards

French German Hindi
Japanese Spanish Urdu