Special school student Daisy Kwok stands out in DSE exams

July 11, 2019 14:13
Daisy Kwok, the top scorer among the SEN students who took the recent HKDSE exams, said she owes much of her success to the loving support of her mother. Photo: Now TV

A total of 12 students with special educational needs (SEN) finished the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examinations.

The SEN students came from three special schools operated by the Hong Kong Red Cross, namely John F. Kennedy Centre, Margaret Trench School and Princess Alexandra School.

The top scorer among them was Daisy Kwok Hiu-ming from Princess Alexandra School, who got a total score of 16 in the five subjects.

Daisy suffers from hypotonia, or muscle weakness, which makes her writing speed slower than normal. Because of her condition, she was granted extra time to finish the exams.

“I want to say thank you to my mother, most of all," the beaming young lady said.

"I remember I had a high fever before I got to Paper 4 of the Chinese subject. She kept applying an ice patch on me, which enabled me to cool down. I really want to express my gratitude to her.” 

The exam results showed that she got a score of 5 in Chinese.

(The minimum passing scores for the DSE exams are as follows: 3 for Chinese, 3 for English, 2 for Mathematics, 2 for Liberal Studies and 2 for an elective subject.)

Daisy hopes to work in the business sector after finishing college. She has been recommended by her school for an internship at the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority.

She plans to join the Associate Programme in Business (Human Resources Management) at the Hong Kong Community College of Polytechnic University this September.

The results of the HKDSE exams were released on Wednesday.

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