September 2021
HKEAA Welcomes New Council Members
Registration for the 2022 HKDSE
Virtual Open Day and Information Seminar Marking the HKDSE’s 10th Anniversary
Over 300 Participants Joined the Online Seminars on HKDSE Special Examination Arrangements

Mr Samuel Yung Wing-ki, the HKEAA Chairman (middle), together with Dr Mak Chi-keung, the Deputy Chairman (second from left) and Prof Wei Xiang-dong, the Secretary General (first from left), welcomed the newly appointed members, (from right) Mr Kenny Chan Ngai-san and Ms Margaret Cheung Wai-fong
HKEAA Welcomes New Council Members

The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) welcomes the Government’s re-appointment of Mr Samuel Yung Wing-ki as the Chairman of the HKEAA, as well as the re-appointment of Mr Jason Joseph Lee Kwong-yee and appointment of Mr Kenny Chan Ngai-sang as members of the Authority. Ms Margaret Cheung Wai-fong of Lingnan University has also joined the Council representing the Heads of Universities Committee (HUCOM). The appointments are for three years, starting from 1 September, 2021.


'I am honoured to be reappointed as the Chairman of the HKEAA and to have the opportunity again to serve the Council and the community. I would like to thank the Education Bureau (EDB), members from the education community, and our partners from other professional fields for their unwavering support for council affairs and the work of the Authority. With the support of HKEAA colleagues and the education sector, the HKEAA will continue to deliver quality examination and assessment services to meet the needs of the community and aspiring individuals.' said Mr Yung.


Gratitude was also extended to outgoing members Mr Raymond Cheng Chung-ching and Professor May Cheng May-hung, for their invaluable contributions to the work of the HKEAA.


The Council is the highest governing body of the HKEAA responsible for formulating examination policies and monitoring the work of the Authority. Except for ex-officio members, its members are either appointed by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or nominated by the HUCOM. Please click here for details of the Authority Council.

Registration for the 2022 HKDSE

Registration for Category A and Category B subjects of the 2022 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) is now open until 7 October 2021. Twenty-four Category A Senior Secondary subjects and 41 Category B Applied Learning (ApL) subjects are offered. Secondary 6 students should register for the HKDSE via their schools. Those who meet the entry requirements may register as private candidates through the HKDSE Examination Online Services.


Registration for Category C (Other Languages-November 2021 series) examinations has been closed with the assessments taking place in October this year, while those of Category A subjects will be held from February to May 2022. Category B ApL assessments are conducted by the approved course providers with no public examination. The HKEAA is responsible for the moderation and quality assurance of the assessments.


In addition, the Legislative Council has approved a financial commitment for the Government to pay the examination fees for eligible school candidates sitting the 2022 HKDSE.


Click here for more details of the 2022 HKDSE registration.


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Virtual Open Day and Information Seminar Marking the HKDSE’s 10th Anniversary

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the HKDSE. Since its launch, the HKDSE has been an important credential for senior secondary students furthering their studies locally or overseas, or pursuing a career. With the concerted efforts of the education sector, the HKEAA is proud to have assessed the attainment of about 645,000 HKDSE candidates, and marked nearly 9 million scripts in the past decade. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the HKDSE and enhance public understanding of the inner workings and development of the HKDSE, the HKEAA has recently organised Virtual Open Day and HKDSE Online Information Seminar.


The Virtual Open Day showcases both the Scanning Centre and Assessment Centre located in Tsuen Wan. The virtual tour features 16 virtual locations, providing a diversified virtual experience through guided tours, videos and presentations to audience online. The tour allows the public to understand the handling and marking of answer scripts of the HKDSE.


Meanwhile, the HKDSE Online Information Seminar was held on 28 August 2021 with nearly a thousand parents, candidates, teachers and members of the public joining the event. During the seminar, representatives from the HKEAA introduced to them the marking and grading of the HKDSE, quality assurance mechanism, administrative arrangements and streamlining assessment arrangements for the 2022 HKDSE, as well as assessment arrangements for the 2024 HKDSE in relation to the optimising measures for senior secondary core subjects. Highlights of the event are now available on our website.


Please click here to visit the dedicated webpage on celebrating the 10th anniversary of the HKDSE and its milestones.

Over 300 Participants Joined the Online Seminars on HKDSE Special Examination Arrangements

Over the years, the HKEAA has worked closely with schools, teachers, the EDB and relevant experts to foster a more inclusive examination environment for an increasing number of candidates with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Special examination arrangements (SEAs) are offered for SEN candidates taking the HKDSE, enabling them to be equitably assessed. To familiarise schools, candidates and parents with the related application procedures, the HKEAA held two online seminars on 9 September 2021 on the SEAs for the 2022 and 2023 HKDSE with over 300 participants.


During the seminars, representatives of the HKEAA covered the details of SEAs for different types of SEN candidates, including the latest updates for the 2022 HKDSE and related application procedures for SEAs. Applications for SEAs is now open. Please visit the HKEAA webpage for highlights of the event and services for SEN candidates.

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