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University applications could be after A-levels

It is interesting to consider whether it is better to have the university application process after the A-levels so that students have their actual grades when they apply, instead of only predicted grades. This is . . .

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Boxing helps teenagers with ADHD

The referenced BBC article gives an interesting report on how amateur boxing is being used to help students diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). It gives some direct feedback from s . . .

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Testing much? The pros and cons of exams in education

Here is a very interesting and thought provoking article on whether Hong Kong relies too much on exams. Comparisons are made with Singapore which has recently reduced the number of exams students need to sit. . . .

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Competition increases for spots at UK universities

The SCMP just published an article stating that Chinese student applications to UK is up 30%. The UCAS university admissions agency revealed on Thursday it had received almost 20,000 undergraduate applications fro . . .

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Think tank calls on government to bring in new anti-bullying law

A think tank founded by the vice-chairman of the city’s youth development commission has proposed the implementation of an anti-bullying law in Hong Kong, to raise awareness of the problem in the city and to . . .

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Hong Kong team grabs five silver medals at Physics Olympiad

Five secondary school students representing Hong Kong have won five silver medals at the 50th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Tel Aviv, Israel. Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, Secretary for Education of the HKSAR . . .

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Beijing education reforms aim to reduce the reliance on exams

China's leading government body, the State Council, unveiled a new set of guidelines on July 8 calling for less focus on exams and more consideration of physical, cultural and political education, according to sta . . .

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Exercise can make you smarter

Early studies on mice at the Oregon health & Science University have demonstrated a direct link between short bursts of exercise and the stimulation of a gene which helps make connections between neurons speci . . .

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