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SBA - Introduction
School-based Assessment (SBA) is an assessment carried out by schools with students being assessed by their own subject teachers. By integrating learning and teaching with assessment, it helps students understand their strengths and weaknesses through quality feedback from 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. SBA also reduces dependence on the results of public examinations and boosts students’ confidence and motivation to learn and enhances autonomous learning. For more information about SBA, you may read the Information on SBA Booklet.

The following are subjects with an SBA component in the HKDSE:


Core subjects
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
Elective subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Literature
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Health Management and Social Care
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Literature in English
  • Physics
  • Technology and Living
  • Visual Arts