Newsletter No. 338

No. 338, 19.5.2009 第三三八期 二零零九年五月十九日 No. 338 19 May 2009 中大续受中六尖子欢迎 EAS Students Continue to Favour CUHK T his year CUHK admitted 173 Secondary Six students in Hong Kong through the Early Admissions Scheme (EAS), accounting for approximately 41% of all EAS applicants. All students admitted were Band A applicants (who chose CUHK programmes as their first or second choice). Among them, about 20% attained 8As/5* or above in their Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), with five having received 10As/5*. Business Programmes Remain Popular Although the global economy is affected by the financial crisis, there seems to be no overall decline in the number of applicants applying to programmes in the Faculty of Business Administration. The global business studies programme continues to attract the best applicants, with EAS students admitted to the programme having scored 9As on average in HKCEE. With the economic downturn and a shrinking investment banking sector, applicants may have reservations about choosing banking- or investment-related programmes. However courses related to insurance, finance, actuarial science and risk management registered a 48% increase in the number of applicants, compared to 2008. For finance-related programmes, the preferred programmes of EAS applicants, CUHK admitted the highest number of students, taking up 62% of all EAS students admitted to such programmes among the three participating institutions. Wide Variety of Programmes Selected Of the 52 undergraduate programmes at CUHK, 41 programmes representing a wide range of disciplines including, for example, anthropology, law, mathematics, geography and resources management, and social work were selected by EAS applicants, showing that choices were based on personal interest. In particular, the physics programme attracted a large number of EAS applicants, with 10 students being admitted and the number of applications doubling that in 2008. In addition, the physics programme admitted, through the non-JUPAS EAS scheme, 13-year-old Kan Man-fung Kenneth Jr., who is the youngest student admitted to CUHK to date. Kenneth had attended the ‘Enrichment Programme for Physics Talent’ organized by the Department of Physics in 2007–08 for six formers. The perennial favourite amongst EAS applicants, the medicine programme attracted 139 EAS applications this year, the largest of any programme in the three participating institutions. However, due to the limited admission quota, the programme was able to admit only 55 students. For Wu Hiu-lok, a 10A-student admitted to the pharmacy programme, his choice was based on his interest in chemistry and the increasing recognition in Hong Kong of the importance of the discipline. He is concerned about the frequent medical incidents in Hong Kong and hopes that he will be able to contribute towards the local health care system when he graduates. He has great confidence in the pharmacy programme at CUHK which has an experienced teaching team and a well- established alumni network. Lo Ka-ying, who is admitted to the global business studies programme, is also a 10A-student. She finds the curriculum of the programme unique and interesting. She is also attracted by the opportunity to study in both the US and Denmark. Both Hiu-lok and Ka-ying are drawn to CUHK by the beautiful campus and the conducive learning atmosphere. From 13 July to 5 August, all successful EAS applicants who have accepted their admission offers will be attending the Joint University Programmes for EAS Students jointly organized by the three universities (CUHK, HKU and HKUST), which includes a variety of language, mathematics and general education courses. 中 大今年通过「优先录取计划」共录取了一百 七十三名本港中六学生,约占所有申请人的 41%。获录取者均为第一组别申请人(即以中大为第一 或第二志愿者),考获8A/5*或以上成绩的,占总录取 人数的两成,其中五人更考得10A/5*佳绩。 商科课程续获垂青 环球经济饱受压力,惟报读商学院人数未见减少。环球 商业学收生成绩非常理想,录取的尖子平均会考成绩 达9A。虽不少投资银行业务放缓,或令考生对有关学 科有所犹豫,但保险、财务与精算学、风险管理科学等 课程反更获垂青,以此等课程为首选的申请人数比去年 上升48%。至于尖子最向往的金融类课程,中大录取的 尖子最多,占三所参与计划院校之金融类课程收生人 数的62%。 尖子选择广泛 中大开办的五十二个本科课程中,获尖子属意的有四十 一个,广及人类学、法律、数学、地理与资源管理学和 社会工作等,可见学生选科基本上以兴趣为先。物理系 今年吸纳尖子特别多(共十名),申请及获录取的人数 均比去年倍增,该系今年循非联招拔尖计划录取了十三 岁的简文锋,是中大历来录取最年轻的学生。简文锋于 2007至08年度曾参加物理系为中六学生举办的「物理 英才精进课程」,巩固了他对物理学的兴趣。而一向最 受尖子欢迎的医科,今年的报读人数更是三所大学众 多课程之中最高,达一百三十九人,占尖子总数的33%。 但因名额有限,经面试后只能录取五十五人。 以10A会考成绩入读药剂系的胡晓乐,由于对化学兴趣 浓厚,且觉得药剂学会愈受重视,所以选择此科。他有 感近来本港医疗事故频生,希望学成后能为医疗体系 出力,令社会更重视药物知识。中大药剂系历史悠久, 是香港最早开办的药剂课程,在师资及校友网络方面 均有一定声望,令他对这课程甚有信心。选读环球商业 学的罗嘉莹也是10A尖子,她认为这课程独特有趣,又 可到美国及丹麦上课,放眼四海,增广见闻。此外,优 美的校园、浓厚的学术氛围都是两位尖子选择中大的 原因。 所有透过「优先录取计划」成功申请入学而接纳录取的 学生,须在7月13日至8月5日修读由三所大学(中大、港 大及科大)合办之衔接课程,内容涵盖语文、数学及通 识等。 简文锋 Kan Man-fung Kenneth Jr. 罗嘉莹 Lo Ka-ying 胡晓乐 Wu Hiu-lok

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