2018 HKDSE Analysis of results of candidates in each subject

Owner of the Intellectual Property Rights for this Dataset: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Update Frequency: Yearly

The 2018 HKDSE Examination offered 24 Category A subjects, 19 of which were offered in both Chinese and English versions for candidates to choose from. The same marking scheme and grading standard were used for the Chinese and English versions of subjects with bilingual versions. The language used by the candidates in the examination is not printed on the certificate. Besides, there are 36 Category B subjects and 6 Category C subjects. Each candidate may enter for a maximum of 8 subjects.

For Category A subjects, achievements in the examination are indicated by five levels (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) of which 5 is the highest and 1 is the lowest. To give recognition to outstanding candidates, top candidates within level 5 are awarded level 5 and level 5* as appropriate. Achievements below level 1 are designated as ‘Unclassified’ and are not recorded on the certificate.

For Category B subjects, assessment is undertaken by course providers. After moderation by the HKEAA, the final results are recorded on the HKDSE certificate. The results of Category B subjects are reported in three levels: ‘Attained’, ‘Attained with Distinction (I)’ and ‘Attained with Distinction (II)’ except for Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students), the results of which are reported as ‘Attained’ and ‘Attained with Distinction’. ‘Unattained’ results are not recorded on the certificate.

Category C subjects are examined on Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level question papers from Cambridge Assessment International Education. Marking and grading are conducted by Cambridge Assessment International Education. Achievements in the examination are indicated by five grades (a, b, c, d, e) of which a is the highest and e is the lowest. Achievements below grade e are designated as ‘Ungraded’ and are not recorded on the certificate.

This dataset includes the performance of candidates in each Category A, B, and C subjects.


Data Dictionar(ies) : http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/DocLibrary/HKDSE/Exam_Report/Examination_Statistics/HKEAA_DataSpec_2018_HKDSE_Analysis_of_results_in_each_subj_en.pdf
Reference(s) : http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/HKDSE/assessment/exam_reports/exam_stat/

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