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E-version of Careers Guidance Handbook for S5 graduates released

     The e-version of the "Careers Guidance Handbook for Secondary 5 Graduates 2009-2010" together with  enhanced search functions for finding S6 places were posted today (July 3) on the website of the Education Bureau (EDB) at (
     Hard copies of the handbook will be distributed from July 10 to help Secondary Five (S5) graduates prepare for the release of the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) results in early August.

     The handbook, jointly compiled by the EDB and the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters (HKACMGM), provides comprehensive information on further studies, vocational education opportunities and careers paths for S5 graduates.

     It outlines the Secondary Six (S6) admission procedure, which will start from August 5 (the date of release of HKCEE results), provides details of the S6 curriculum being offered by secondary schools and information on the counting of points of Applied Learning Courses and recognition of alternative Chinese Language qualifications by all secondary schools under specified circumstances in the S6 admission procedure.

     This year, secondary schools in Tai Po, North, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan & Kwai Tsing, and Islands District will organise Joint Admission Centres to admit students from other schools to their S6 classes. Details of the respective Secondary Six Joint Admission Schemes will be available soon.

     To further assist S5 students in their preparation for finding S6 school places, the EDB has enhanced the search functions for S6 admission information, e.g. students can find out more information on schools of their choice and estimate their chances for admission to these schools by tracking the S6 admission information and remaining number of S6 vacancies of these schools in the past three years.

     The handbook also provides information about study paths for S5 graduates, S5 courses for repeaters, professional and vocational education courses, sub-degree courses, Project Yi Jin, non-local further study opportunities as well as relevant information for non-Chinese speaking students.

     Also included in the handbook are articles on student guidance contributed by HKACMGM members and a contact list of education and advisory organisations.

     From July 10, students can obtain copies of the handbook for free from their own schools. The handbook will also be available from the EDB's Regional Education Offices, the Labour Department's "Youth Employment Starts" and Job Centres, as well as the Home Affairs Departmentˇ¦s Public Enquiry Service Centres.

     For further enquiries on the handbook, please call the EDB's Careers Guidance Team at 3698 4222.

Ends/Friday, July 3, 2009
Issued at HKT 16:49


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