Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Monday, August 31, 2015   




Book list for you to begin journey
HERE AT SMART LESSONS it might seem as though we never get tired of talking about how awesome reading is. That's because we don't, and because reading really is both awesome and fundamental, not only as part of a rounded education, but also as part of a healthy and fulfilled life.

Head start in fun business
Amid worldwide growth in the resort and theme-park industry, the Open University of Hong Kong is collaborating with Hong Kong Disneyland in launching a management higher diploma.

IB makes its mark
The international baccalaureate is still a minority path in Hong Kong for university entry - it's mainly embraced by the international school sector and a handful of direct subsidy scheme schools.

Don't lose hope
The results for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education have been released and disappointment is still, inevitably, the overriding emotion for thousands of students who have missed out on their first-choice courses and universities - or any course at all.

The world's your stage
Very few people working in Hollywood today started at the top. Not James Bond star Daniel Craig, not Homeland star Damian Lewis, or composer Harry Gregson-Williams, who has won numerous awards for the music he wrote for films such as Shrek and the Chronicles of Narnia.

What does it take to work in banking?
What does it take to get a job at Goldman Sachs - or any other large investment bank come to that?

Different yardstick
If you were to mark the success of a school by how many of its students go on to attend university, then Christian Zheng Sheng College can be considered a failure.

The big interview: finance
Do you dream of one day being a financial analyst or working in a similar role? This week we'll be looking at some of the questions posed at interviews by some of the world's biggest banks.

Building the right foundation
Hong Kong students who hold the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination and want to study in the UK need not despair as the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service tariff recommendations do exist for up to 23 HKDSE subjects.

Scent of innovation
Don't fret over that persistent smell left in your home by redecoration work, a group of senior school students say, for there is a solution close at hand: plants.



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