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August 2013
 
HKEAA Council welcomes new members
2013 public exams results released
Promotion of HKDSE qualification to employers
Introducing the new International Advanced Levels examinations
  HKEAA Council welcomes new members
 

The HKEAA welcomes the appointment of two new members, Mr James Lam Yat-fung, Principal of Lions College and Mr Stephen Hung Wan-shun, Partner of Pang, Wan & Choi, together with the re-appointed Dr Esther Ho Yuk-fan, Vice Principal of Carmel Secondary School. They will commerce their duties at the Authority Council on the 1 September 2013.

While extending our warm welcome to the new members, we would also like to express our gratitude to two outgoing members, Mr Liu Ah-chuen and Mr Lester Garson Huang for their contributions and dedication over the years.

The HKEAA Council is the governing body of the HKEAA. Members are either appointed by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, nominated by the Heads of Universities Committee or are ex-officio members. To read details about the appointments, please click here.


Caption:
The HKEAA Council meeting.

 

  2013 public exams results released
 

The 15 July marked the release of the second Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination results. More than 82,000 candidates awaited their results.

About 35% of the candidates attained level 3 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language, and level 2 or above in Mathematics and Liberal Studies. They met the minimum requirement for admission to local undergraduate programmes. Meanwhile, over 49,000 candidates obtained level 2 in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language. They have achieved the benchmark for sub-degree courses and civil service appointments. For an overview of the results, please read the press release .

The last Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) for private candidates also took place this year. The results of over 5,300 candidates were released on 30 July. Use of English (UE) and Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) remained the most popular subjects among candidates. 3,898 candidates attempted UE and 936 sat the CLC examination. Since the HKEAA took over the administration of the HKALE in 1980, over 900,000 candidates had sat this examination. Click here for details.


Caption:
Press conference on results release of the final HKALE.

 

  Promotion of HKDSE qualification to employers
 

Similar to previous year, candidates who completed their HKDSE Examination either further their studies or are expected to join the workforce. To facilitate employers in considering recruitment for these graduates, the HKEAA teamed up with the Education Bureau to hold a seminar to over 80 employers and human resources professionals on 9 August. At the seminar, we explained the HKDSE qualification and the results of the examination this year. For more details about the seminar, please click here.


Caption:
Mr Gerry Ma, JP, Chairman of the Customer Liaison Group for SMEs of the Trade and Industry Department, shared his views on recruiting graduates under the New Academic Structure.

 

  Introducing the new
International Advanced Levels examinations
 

The HKEAA is one of the international examination centres commissioned by Edexcel International to offer a new suite of qualification called Edexcel International Advanced Levels (IAL). The first IAL examination will be conducted in January/February 2014 and its registration will commence in early September 2013.

This new examination is introduced upon the removal of the January examination series from the General Certificate of Education (GCE) A levels by the UK government and Ofqual (the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England). From now on, overseas candidates who wish to do their A levels at the beginning of the year can only sit for the new IAL examinations, which are available in January/February and May/June.

The IAL qualification is written to the same high standard as the Edexcel GCE A levels. Renowned universities in the United Kingdom and overseas are accepting this new qualification.

The HKEAA welcomes both school and private candidates to enter for IAL. More details are available at www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/ipe/gce_gcse_igcse_ial/IAL/.

 

 
 
 
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