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7 07, 2020

English Schools Foundation students grab half of Hong Kong’s perfect International Baccalaureate scores in year without written exams

By | 2020-07-07T11:47:15+00:00 July 7th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on English Schools Foundation students grab half of Hong Kong’s perfect International Baccalaureate scores in year without written exams

More than half of the 23 Hong Kong students earning perfect scores on this year’s International Baccalaureate diploma exams came from the English Schools Foundation (ESF), Hong Kong’s biggest international school operator.Ten of the 12 ESF students to ...

7 07, 2020

Tears of joy as Hong Kong children get secondary school placement results

By | 2020-07-07T04:30:31+00:00 July 7th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Tears of joy as Hong Kong children get secondary school placement results

There were tears of joy at Hong Kong schools on Tuesday as more than 54,000 Primary Six children learned about their secondary school placement results.That came as parents’ satisfaction with the results hit a three-year high, with 90 per cent of pupil...

6 07, 2020

Number of Hong Kong students with perfect scores in International Baccalaureate drops by nearly a third after grading system change amid pandemic

By | 2020-07-06T13:06:59+00:00 July 6th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Number of Hong Kong students with perfect scores in International Baccalaureate drops by nearly a third after grading system change amid pandemic

The number of Hong Kong students bagging perfect scores in the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams dropped by nearly a third to 23 this year, with grading based on schoolwork after written tests were cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.The figur...

6 07, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong schools told to remove books that might fall foul of the legislation

By | 2020-07-06T11:59:55+00:00 July 6th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on National security law: Hong Kong schools told to remove books that might fall foul of the legislation

Hong Kong education officials have told schools to review their book collections and immediately remove those titles that might breach Beijing’s national security law for the city.Following the withdrawal of several publications from public libraries l...

5 07, 2020

National security law won’t affect overseas students much in Hong Kong’s universities, PolyU deputy president says

By | 2020-07-05T04:30:13+00:00 July 5th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on National security law won’t affect overseas students much in Hong Kong’s universities, PolyU deputy president says

Hong Kong’s universities are likely to continue attracting international students despite the introduction of a sweeping national security law, according to Polytechnic University’s deputy president and provost Alexander Wai Ping-kong.“Universities in ...

3 07, 2020

Hong Kong government to target teaching materials deemed politically biased

By | 2020-07-03T12:08:49+00:00 July 3rd, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong government to target teaching materials deemed politically biased

Hong Kong schools accused of using teaching materials deemed politically biased could be made to submit reports, hold meetings or even issue statements addressing parents’ concerns, a top education official said on Friday.Undersecretary for Education C...

3 07, 2020

Hong Kong court upholds decision to axe controversial university exam question on China-Japan relations

By | 2020-07-03T09:03:49+00:00 July 3rd, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong court upholds decision to axe controversial university exam question on China-Japan relations

The High Court has upheld an unprecedented decision by Hong Kong’s examination authority to scrap a controversial history question that asked if “Japan did more good than harm to China” in the early 20th century.On Friday, Mr Justice Russell Coleman di...

2 07, 2020

Government pressured Hong Kong exam authority to scrap controversial Japan-China question, student’s lawyers argue

By | 2020-07-02T16:09:31+00:00 July 2nd, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Government pressured Hong Kong exam authority to scrap controversial Japan-China question, student’s lawyers argue

Lawyers for a Hong Kong student challenging the scrapping of a history exam question that asked if “Japan did more good than harm to China” in the first half of the 20th century have accused the government of “threatening” the assessment authority into...

2 07, 2020

How to choose the right school for children and support them through their journey

By | 2020-07-02T08:49:11+00:00 July 2nd, 2020|Education|Comments Off on How to choose the right school for children and support them through their journey

[Sponsored article] Parents and teachers in Hong Kong were faced with new challenges as they home-schooled and made it easier for children to deal with online learning assignments during the Covid-19 pandemic when schools were suspended for a prolon...

30 06, 2020

Hong Kong school sets up task force to probe allegations of protest-related misconduct by teachers in classroom

By | 2020-06-30T09:57:07+00:00 June 30th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong school sets up task force to probe allegations of protest-related misconduct by teachers in classroom

A Hong Kong secondary school has set up a task force to probe allegations that its teachers had spread improper messages in class, after a former city leader warned of suing the Education Bureau for not naming institutions in which teachers were involv...