Nine students who topped this year’s Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) are all from prestigious schools, Hong Kong Economic Journal reported.
Of the eight students who gained level 5** in seven subjects, three are from St. Paul’s Co-educational College while two are from Diocesan Girls’ School.
The other three students are from Queen’s College, Diocesan Boys’ School, and Good Hope School.
This year’s top scorer, Thomas Wong Tsz-hang, is from La Salle College. He broke the records for the public exam by scoring 5** in all the eight subjects he took, as well as in the extended module 2 of mathematics (M2).
Wong said he plans to study medicine while nurturing his love for music by continuing to play cello and piano.
Yuen Wai-him from Queen’s College, who scored 5** in seven subjects and M2, also want to study medicine and specialize in surgery. He said he was inspired by a doctor who treated him after he suffered a joint dislocation from playing basketball.
Meanwhile, 13-year-old Tsui Man-hung from the Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College earned 20 scores in five subjects.
Tsui, who had been tested with an IQ of 141, said he wants to study engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong or the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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