Date
24 May 2017
HKU is the choice of the cream of the crop in this year's DSE exams. Photos: HKU, HKEJ
HKU is the choice of the cream of the crop in this year's DSE exams. Photos: HKU, HKEJ

HKU lands all 11 school leavers with perfect scores in DSE

All 11 of the secondary pupils who aced their Diploma of Secondary Education exams with a grade of 5** in each of seven subjects have enrolled at the University of Hong Kong, RTHK reported Monday.

Vice chancellor Peter Mathieson said it is very encouraging to have talented students opting for HKU.

He said regards it as a vote of confidence in the university.

Seven of the 11 are studying medicine, two law, one dentistry and the other social science.

A HKU representative said nearly 60 percent of the 689 DSE high scorers with an average grade of 5* for four core subjects plus two elective subjects have been admitted to the university.

Meanwhile, HKU’s arch-rival, the Chinese University of Hong Kong has admitted six students who scored 5** in each of six subjects.

Wong Chak-kui, 15, who scored 5** in each of four subjects and was the youngest DSE sitter and the top achiever from La Salle College, will study chemistry at CUHK.

The Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) released details of placements at 9 a.m. Monday.

It reported that 58,923 pupils used the JUPAS system this year, of which 36 percent (21,297) have received university offers.

Of them, 18,191 (85 percent) were allotted one of their top three choices.

Degree courses will be pursued by 15,670 students, and the rest will complete associate degree or higher diploma courses.

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