Nine boys, 3 girls top college entrance exam

July 10, 2019 17:05
Three top-scorers are from La Salle College, with one of them being the super top-scoring student. Photo: HKEJ

The Examinations and Assessment Authority has released the results of the 2019 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), showing 12 top-scorers with 5** grades in seven subjects.

The top-scorers, who were spread across nine schools, comprised 9 boys and 3 girls.

This year, a total of 56,159 candidates entered the HKDSE, down 4.8 percent from 2018.

Three top-scorers came from La Salle College, with one of them being a super top-scoring student. Two are from Diocesan Girls' School, with one among them identified as a “super female top-scorer”.

Students who receive 5** in the mathematics extended part, on top of such highest-level grades in seven regular subjects, are referred to as “super top-scoring students”. There are six of them this year.

The other top-scorers are from Diocesan Boys' School, Queen's College, St. Paul's Co-Educational College, St. Paul's College, Kwun Tong Maryknoll College, St. Mark's School and Pui Ching Middle School.

The number of top-scorers this year matches that of 2014 but the number of super top-scoring students is the highest ever.

A total of 20,135 students achieved the minimum grade requirement for admission to local undergraduate degree programs.

The Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) provides government-funded full-time Bachelor’s degree for approximately 13 thousand students. On average, 1.5 students will be competing for each slot.

As for Special Educational Needs (SEN), 13 students achieved 5** in two subjects or better, with one pupil getting 5** in five subjects.