CityU Science Challenges

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Students should read the following information carefully before the CityU Science Challenges 2019:
           
Registration

  1. Students must bring their HKID cards for identification purpose.
  1. Students are required to register at the CityU Science Challenges Counter at Tat Chee Avenue (See Campus Map) by presenting the email with Student Information and their HKID cards during the following timeslots:
    • AM Session: 8:30am – 9:00am
    • PM Session: 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Students will receive name badges and meal vouchers; and will be directed to the assessment venue.

  1. Students MUST put on their name badges for access in campus area and return name badges at the designated location as instructed on the assessment day.
  1. Students taking both sessions of assessments only need to register at the Counter once, unless you have left the campus area. Students are encouraged to have lunch at the AC2 Canteen on campus.
  1. ONLY students participating in the assessments (with badges) are allowed access to the campus area.

 

Assessment-related

  1. Students should report at the Multi-Purpose Rooms F-H (6603), 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, CityU at least 15 minutes before the start of the assessment. Late-comers will NOT be given extra time.
  1. Students will be admitted into the venue 15 minutes before the start of the assessment. Students should be seated according to the seating plans outside the venue.
  1. There might be more than one labels displaying Student Information on the desks. Students should be seated according to the coloured labels of their respective sessions as indicated on the seating plans outside the venue.
  1. Students should keep their Student Information and attend the assessments as arranged. On-site checking for Seat Number will NOT be entertained.
  1. Students are NOT allowed to leave the assessment venue in the first 30 minutes and last 15 minutes before the assessment ends. Late-comers arriving 30 minutes after the start of the assessment are NOT allowed to participate in the assessment.
  1. Students should place ONLY their HKID cards and necessary stationery on the desk.
  1. Students should bring their own stationery, including HB pencils and erasers for marking MC answer sheets. Stationery will NOT be provided at the venue.
  1. Except calculators pad-printed with the “H.K.E.A.A. APPROVED” or “H.K.E.A. APROVED” label, other portable electronic devices cannot be used during the assessments.
  1. Students should switch off their portable electronic devices and put them in positions clearly visible to the invigilators.
  1. Students should place their personal belongings according to the instructions of the invigilators. Please DO NOT leave any personal belongings unattended outside the venue. The College of Science will not be responsible for any loss of personal belongings.
  1. Students should follow the instructions of the invigilators during the assessments.
  1. Students should follow the instructions on the Question and Answer Books.
  1. The College of Science reserves the right to make decisions for disputes occurred.
  1. Please visit our webpage at https://www.cityu.edu.hk/csci/sciencechallenges for updates including adverse weather and traffic disruption arrangements.
Campus Map - Getting to CityU Science Challenges Counter

Sci Challenges counter

  • The Counter is 10-minute walking distance away from Kowloon Tong MTR Station exits.
  • Exit at Exit C1 (Kwun Tong Line) or Exit H (East Rail Line).
  • Walk along the footpath adjacent to Hong Kong Productivity Council, leading to Tat Chee Avenue.
  • Cross Tat Chee Avenue to the Jockey Club Environmental Building.
  • Turn right and cross To Yuen Street.
  • Go straight up along the Tat Chee Avenue and arrive at the Counter.
Typhoon Signal / Extreme Condition

Typhoon Signal No. 1 or No. 3

All assessment sessions will continue as scheduled.

Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above; Extreme Condition# after Super Typhoons

BEFORE the assessment sessions

Signal No. 8 or above / Extreme Condition is likely to be issued, OR is issued within 2 hours from the commencement.

Assessment sessions will be cancelled. Contingency arrangements will be announced on our webpage.

DURING the assessment sessions

Signal No. 8 or above / Extreme Condition is issued during the assessment sessions.

The assessment sessions will continue, unless the College of Science decides that they should be terminated.

#Under certain “extreme conditions” caused by super typhoons, such as serious disruption of public transport services, extensive flooding, major landslides or large-scale power outage, the Government will review the situation (including public transportation and other aspects) and make relevant announcements.

Rainstorm Warning

Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning

All assessment sessions will continue as scheduled.

Black Rainstorm Warning

BEFORE the assessment sessions

Black Rainstorm Warning is issued within 2 hours from the commencement.

Assessment sessions will be cancelled. Contingency arrangements will be announced on webpage.

DURING the Assessment sessions

Black Rainstorm Warning is issued during the assessment sessions.

The assessment sessions will continue, unless the College of Science decides that they should be terminated.


Serious Traffic Disruption

If serious and extensive disruption of public transport services occurs in Hong Kong, the College of Science will announce contingency arrangements on its webpage (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/csci/sciencechallenges).


IMPORTANT NOTES:

•    Please visit our webpage (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/csci/sciencechallenges) for any updates and contingency arrangements.
•    Announcements made by the Government’s Education Bureau relating to suspension of classes for schools, post-secondary colleges and technical institutes etc. do not apply to the University.
•    If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above, Extreme Condition or Black Rainstorm Warning is still in force after the assessment sessions, students are advised to take shelter in a safe place until the typhoon signal, extreme condition or rainstorm warning has been cancelled or the traffic conditions have improved. Our assessment venue will remain open whenever practicable while the typhoon signal, extreme condition or rainstorm warning is prevailing.

Organized by the College of Science, the CityU Science Challenges is a set of written assessments based on HKDSE curricula designed for Form 6 students. Come challenge yourselves and test your science knowledge.

  4 January 2020 (Sat) 11 January 2020 (Sat)
9:30 – 11:30 am Chemistry Physics
1:00 – 3:00 pm Mathematics Biology

 

Venue: City University of Hong Kong
Fee~: HK$150 per person for each subject
Application period*: 4 October – 22 November 2019
Medium of assessment: English


Certificate of Achievement:
Participants will be awarded certificates in order to recognize their achievements attained in the assessments.

  • Distinction
  • Merit
  • Satisfactory
  • Participation

The assessment results will be announced in February 2020. Participants with merit or above qualification may be granted admission interview opportunities# if they choose CityU science programmes^ as their 2020 JUPAS choices. Those with good interview performance will be considered for priority admission by the respective programmes^ through JUPAS admission.

~ Information about the payment arrangement will be issued by emails upon confirmation of the application.
* Available quota: 1000 for Mathematics, and 500 for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
# The admission interview is scheduled on 2 May 2020 tentatively.
^ BSc Chemistry (JS1202) offered by Department of Chemistry
  BSc Computing Mathematics (JS1206) offered by Department of Mathematics
  BSc Applied Physics (JS1208) offered by Department of Physics
 

Enquiries: 3442 4567 (College of Science)

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