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Tycoon Li Ka-shing’s charity will give HK$5,000 cash to students in remote districts sitting the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination in 2018.
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Haunted by the thought of dictionaries and grammar drills? Fear not: there may be an easier and more effective way to improve your language skills.
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Most HKDSE students are happy with their subjects, but some 40 per cent have though about axing one.
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For students planning their future, the Vocational Training Council’s scheme allows them to get real-life work experience and a salary while they study for their degree.
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Find out what strange thing happened to calendar in 1752.
Find out what strange thing happened to calendar in 1752.
1. C 2. examine something carefully/look at closely 3. exploitation/ high recruitment fees/ wage theft (any 2) 4. photos demonstrating the plight of migrant workers
Teachers and students have said this year’s DSE biology exam was a lot like last year’s, with Paper 1B testing students on their ability to analyse data and to use their experiment-based knowledge.
Also, they had to use geographical perspectives to talk about social current issues.
This year’s DSE history exam is tougher than last year’s, with more tricky questions that test students’ ability to read accurately.
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If your HKDSE results are less than impressive this summer and you’re stressed about not getting into university, consider a self-financed bachelor’s degree programme.
Students had to combine historical knowledge with answering techniques like comparisons and map-reading skills.
This year’s DSE chemistry exam had a few new question types, with some very difficult questions in Paper Two asking students for in-depth knowledge of chemistry concepts.