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Talk on Secondary School Places Allocation 2001/2003 15 November 2002.

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1 Talk on Secondary School Places Allocation 2001/2003 15 November 2002

2 An Outline of the Secondary School Places Allocation System (SSPA)

3 Secondary One Admission For September 2003 Intend to study in a public-sector secondary school Participate in SSPA System Apply for a Discretionary Place Not apply for a Discretionary Place Fill in Choice of School Form Central Allocation Release of SSPA Results (8 July 2003) Registration (10 and 11 July 2003 )  Apply to a preferred school directly  No restriction on school net  Apply ONE school only  Closing Date: 21 February 2003  Admission criteria and deadline for application are set by individual school  Notices will be issued for parents’ reference  Will be allocated according to banding, parental choice and random number  Will not be centrally allocated to a place if secure a discretionary place  Make choices with reference to the Secondary School List  Submit the form to ED in early May  Complete and submit the form irrespective of whether a Discretionary Place has been applied for

4 Banding, Parental Choice and Random Number

5 Banding 1. Banding is based on the internal assessments At the end of P.5 (June. 2002) Mid year of P.6 (Dec. 2002 ) At the end of P.6 (Apr. 2003) 2. Subjects for assessment All subjects including A/C and Music will be assessed Written paper will be set for Music Scores for Hindi / Urdu / Active Chinese / IT and PE will not be counted For General Studies,marks of project work will be counted

6 Parental choice 1. A Secondary School List, Choice of schools Forms and other reference materials for Group 3 Students (English-medium schools) will be distributed to parents in April. 2. Check whether all the information and signature have been completed. 3. Enter as many different school choices as you can. 4. Choose the schools that best suit your child.

7 Random number 1.The random number is generated by the computer before running the allocation programme. 2. It is used to determine the order of allocation within the same Allocation Band. 5. The ED will not inform the school or parents about the random number. 4. The smallest number will come first in allocating the choice. 3. The random number has no connection with the Student Reference Number or the student ’ s personal data.

8 Enquiries School Places Allocation Section Tel. No: 28327740 Education Department’s website:


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