English Language

(A) HKDSE English Language
Examination Component Public Paper 1 Reading
Part A -1 guided composition (200words) Part B - 1 open-ended composition (400 words) *

Weighting 20% 25%
10% 15%

Duration 1½ hour 2 hours

Examination Paper 2 Writing

Paper 3

Listening & Integrated Skills
Part A (Group Interaction) Part B (Individual Response)

30% 10%

2 hours 20 minutes

Paper 4 Speaking

School-based Assessment ** Part of the curriculum.

15%

* Candidates can choose one out of eight questions, each based on one of the eight modules in the Elective
**Part A - Students view 4 texts over the course of 3 years, write up comments and personal reflections,

and then take part in a group discussion on the text read/viewed, or make an individual presentation and respond to their teachers’ questions. The assessment will be based on students’ oral performance only. Part B - This part consists of a group interaction or an individual presentation based on modules in the Elective Part of the curriculum. The assessment will be based on students’ oral performance.

B. Our NSS English Language Curriculum

Core Curriculum S6 S5 S4 Public Examination * ** SBA Assessment will be made in 3 years Elective 1 – Learning English Through Short Stories Elective 2 – Learning English Through Popular Culture Elective 3 – Learning English Through Social Issues Elective 4 – Learning English Through Drama Compulsory Part Elective 3 Elective 2 Elective 1

Reading Program*

Non-Print Non-fiction Non-Print Fiction Print Non-fiction Print Fiction

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