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Curriculum Development Council Chairperson's message to HKDSE graduates

The following is issued on behalf of the Curriculum Development Council:

     The Chairperson of the Curriculum Development Council, Professor Kenneth Young, today (July 15) issued the following message to the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination graduates:  

     "Upon the release of the second HKDSE Examination results today, I would like to congratulate all students on completing their secondary education and turning to a new page of life. This year, 28,418 (out of which 27,051 are day school candidates) and 49,798 (out of which 47,141 are day school candidates) students have met the general entrance requirements for degree programmes and sub-degree programmes respectively. Your overall performance is encouraging and heartening, clearly reflecting the fruits of years of efforts and endeavours.

     The New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum emphasises whole-person development. Apart from the core and elective subjects, Applied Learning courses are offered to help students realise their potential through different learning modes and learn through practice. This year, about 69 per cent of the subjects assessed were awarded 'Attained' and about 21 per cent achieved 'Attained with Distinction'. I believe that these meaningful learning experiences have equipped you with the knowledge, skills and attitude for further studies and future careers. I also believe that through Other Learning Experiences, you have nurtured proactive attitudes and positive values, mastered a more global outlook and developed the 'Learning to Learn' capabilities. The Student Learning Profile, which records your experiences and reflections, is the story of your learning and growing experience, helping you to identify your strengths and interests and setting the direction for your future development.

     Life is a journey and lifelong education never ends. Passing an examination or graduating from school is but a milestone that signifies the completion of one stage and more importantly the beginning of the next - be it formal studies or work. Our whole life is a learning process, and it is important that we take all the opportunities to further equip ourselves. Your results show what you have achieved, and I hope that you will move towards your next goals with vigour and good cheer."

Ends/Monday, July 15, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:03


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