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Category A: Senior Secondary Subjects
There are 24 senior secondary subjects with four core subjects and 20 elective subjects. Standards-referenced Reporting (SRR) is adopted for reporting candidates’ results in Category A subjects. Candidates’ performance is reported with reference to a set of standards. The performance is reported in five levels (Levels 1 to 5), with 5 being the highest. The level 5 candidates with the best performance are awarded a 5**, and the next top group of candidates are awarded a 5*. Attainment below level 1 is designated as "Unclassified".

For the assessment framework of the 24 senior secondary subjects, please click here. For details about the reporting system, please click here.

Category A: Senior Secondary 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