But they want the 3 kids to get at least 20 points?? and im assuming that means 20 grades A-Cs right?? I mean 20 is alot the maximum you can get round here in UK is like 18.

Or am i getting it all wrong

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But they want the 3 kids to get at least 20 points?? and im assuming that means 20 grades A-Cs right?? I mean 20 is alot the maximum you can get round here in UK is like 18.

Or am i getting it all wrong

A = 5 points

B = 4 points

C = 3 points

D = 2 points

E (last passing grade) = 1 point

F / U = 0 points

When calculating your points, they choose your 6 highest grades, therefore the "max" combined points you can possibly get is 30 points, even if you get A's on all 10 subjects (because they only allow candidates to take up to 10 exams). You need at least 8 points to move on to F.6 (gr.11). And there are several incidences in the past that potentially screw up, or really screwed up, students marks and the examination body admits it's their fault (see Wikipedia link below for details). However, HK's exams are harder than UK's and it's not uncommon to see that a student that gets a C in a subject in HK exam can get an A or B in UK's exam.

Read Wikipedia if you want to know more... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Certificate_of_Education_Examination

And if you can read Chinese, they have more details than the English Wikipedia... http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/香港中學會考