O-level results: 82.7 per cent with at least five passes, highest in recent years
Some 82.7 per cent of the students who took the GCE O-level examination last year achieved five or more passes - the highest in recent years.
In 2012, 81.3 per cent scored five or more passes. The figure had stayed below 82 per cent in the past few years.
Of the 34,124 school candidates who sat the O-level exam last year, 95.7 per cent scored three or more passes, and 99.9 per cen passed at least one O-level subject, the Ministry of Education said on Monday. Overall, the cohort size was smaller, compared to some 37,000 students who took the exam in 2012.
Separately, 90.3 per cent of the 4,170 students from the Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) course who took one or more O-level subjects last year obtained at least one pass.