Admission Card of the Hong Kong School Certificate Examination, 1960
Issued by the Hong Kong Education Department (established in 1865)
17.1 x 15.9 cm
Paper, black ink printing
Inscribed by the creator, left to right on the front : "EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, HONG KONG. / LOCAL EXAMINATION SYNDICATE / Hong Kong School Certificate Examination. / ADMISSION CARD / Admit Candidate Number 3552 / Name LU KWONG FAI / School KOWLOON ENGLISH SCHOOL / Candidate's Signature Lu Kwong Fai / Date February 20, 1960 / I hereby certify that the attached photograph is a true likeness of LU KWONG FAI / Signature (across the photograph) of the Head of the School or College presenting the candidate." ; description on the back : "N.B.－This card must be placed on the desk in front of candidate throughout the examination. / NOTICE TO CANDIDATES. / 1. The doors of the Examination-Room will be closed half-an-hour after each paper begins ... Candidates taking Chemistry will be permitted, if they desire it, to use a stencil for making drawings of apparatus."
Cream paper with black typing ink and black pen inscription. The coat of arms used by the British Government (without the English lion and the Scottish unicorn) is printed on the top of the admission card.
Hong Kong School Certificate Examination was begun by The Education Department in 1946. In 1952, the Government first conducted Hong Kong Chinese School Certificate Examination (HKCSCE) for students in Chinese secondary schools. This examination is different from Hong Kong School Certificate Examination. In 1961, Hong Kong School Certificate Examination was renamed Hong Kong English School Certificate Examination (HKESCE). In 1974, Hong Kong Chinese School Certificate Examination and Hong Kong English School Certificate Examination were merged into Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE). With the three-year senior secondary education system implemented at Secondary Four in September 2009, Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination will be changed to Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) in 2012. This admission card must be placed on the desk in front of candidate throughout the examination. The notice to candidates is printed on the back of the admission card.
- Sir Robert Black College of Education Past Students Association