Besides the drastic drop in 2010, the university admission rate of the school was declining consistently in the last 6 years. The fact was presented to the School Management Committee on 21 Sept 2011 as supporting evidence to request the committee to reconsider the need of keeping the Vocablearning Project as a means to revert the downward trend.
The downward trend is observed despite the moderate improvement in ALevel Passing Rate and Credit Rate in the same period of time. Considering the fact that the % of residents in relevant age group offered with a UGC-funded program by the government increased from 18.7% to 19.2% in the same period, even if the relative performance of the students was not improving, the later factor alone should attribute an increase in admission rate by at least 2.6% instead of a decrease of 6.9% observed.
The only plausible explanation to this phenomenon is the presence of Grade Inflation in these years, otherwise improvement in grades should go hand-in-hand with improvement in admission rate.
In 1985, the year I took the HKCEE, the school got 141 As (with Syllabus B English for EMI schools) by 4 classes in HKCEE. In 2010, the school got 158 As (without Syllabus B English) by also 4 classes.
In another prestigious school that I taught before, the no. of As they got in HKCEE doubled in the same period of time.
|Reference :||Key Statistics On UGC-funded Institutions|
|Presentation Slides Presented To SMC|