Tse Sze-man received the support of the Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired, which helped her develop effective study techniques.
The Hok Yau Club Student Guidance Centre said the drop is possibly due to their being fewer candidates as well as more student services.
Fears raised that students who do not speak Chinese are being let down by curriculum that prevents them reaching higher standards in local language.
There were also six 'super top scorers' who got an additional 5** in the Maths Extended exam.
Exam results were released today and we took the opportunity to speak to DSE candidates about Hong Kong issues.
The 2018 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results were released today, and this year 12 students obtained the highest score of 5** in the four core subjects and three electives.
Top results are best since new curriculum was launched, but fewer reach minimum university entrance requirements.
It's important to remember there are plenty of other tertiary education opportunities.
Young Post is reporting live from all over the city, as students eagerly receive their grades, and this year's top scorers are revealed.
Hong Kong's Examinations and Assessment Authority said nine boys and three girls received perfect scores of 5** in each of the four core subjects and three electives.