FAQ

Membership FAQ

Stage 1: Online Learning Programmes for Screening
Stage 2: Submit Nomination Profile

Students aged 10-18 by the time of admission in June 2021 are eligible for applying for the HKAGE Online Learning Programmes for Screening.

Students who are under the age of 10 in June 2021 may also apply for the Online Learning Programmes for Screening. However, these under-aged students, upon passing the Online Learning Programmes for Screening and the nomination screening, will receive tentative offers only. Their HKAGE membership will only be activated in the following month after they have reached the age of 10.

Students who have successfully passed all screenings will become HKAGE student members only by the end of the school year in June, when Secondary 6 (or equivalent to the last year in secondary school) students will be graduating from secondary schools. Therefore, applications for the HKAGE Online Learning Programmes for Screening from students currently in Secondary 6 will not be accepted.

Each school can nominate up to 50 students per year.

Each student may only apply for ONE appropriate Online Learning Programme for Screening in each application.

School Coordinators/Parents should only apply for ONE appropriate Online Learning Programme for Screening for each student according to his/her ability, potential and particular interest. Admitted student members can apply for most of the HKAGE programmes without domain-specific requirements.

The HKAGE Online Learning Programmes for Screening are divided into primary and secondary programmes, which are not further categorised according to students’ class level.

The time limit allowed for the final assessment is 60 minutes. Students may only attempt the final assessment two times at most before the deadline. Only the higher score will be counted. The questions for the second attempt (if taken) may be different from the first one.

No. It is not necessary to submit students’ profiles at this stage. Students are required to pass “Stage 1: HKAGE Online Learning Programmes for Screening” before they can submit their nomination profiles in “Stage 2: Submit Nomination Profiles” for further screening.”

Through the psychological assessments conducted by registered psychologists. The Hong Kong Psychological Society has a list of their registered members. (http://www.hkps.org.hk).

Screening by the HKAGE is based on Dr Joseph Renzulli’s Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness, taking into consideration whether the student could benefit from the HKAGE programme provision.

1. Above Average Abilities: General abilities: processing information, integrating experiences, and abstract thinking Specific abilities: the capacity to acquire knowledge and perform in an activity

2. Creativity: Fluency, flexibility, and originality of thought, openness to experience, sensitivity to stimulations, and a willingness to take risks

3. Task Commitment: Perseverance, endurance, hard work, self-confidence, perceptiveness and a special fascination with a special subject

In general, the HKAGE admits around 1300 new members annually but this is subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.

As these student members will still be studying in Primary 6 on admission to the HKAGE, they should successfully complete the primary common-core programme 「Let Us Shine!」during the first membership review period.

All student programmes and services are free of charge except for certain specified activities (e.g. overseas study programmes).

Most of the programmes are held at weekends or on school holidays at the HKAGE premises or venues provided by the training service providers (e.g. universities, secondary schools, etc.).

Most of the programmes are conducted in Cantonese, but there are also programmes taught in English.

Depending on their ability and interest, primary student members may apply for secondary programmes which have no class level restriction for enrolment.

The documents to be submitted are not limited to those related to the subject of the Online Screening Programme. Any documents that can demonstrate the student nominee’s gifted attributes and are relevant to the HKAGE’s programme provision (i.e. Mathematics, Sciences, Chinese, English, Humanities) can be submitted.

No. The intellectual assessment report is not a compulsory document.

Through the psychological assessments conducted by registered psychologists. The Hong Kong Psychological Society has a list of their registered members (http://www.hkps.org.hk).

Any kinds of creative works (e.g. creative writing (story, poem, song, script, etc.), research studies, science / engineering / technology inventions, etc.) which are relevant to the HKAGE’s programme provision (i.e. Mathematics, Sciences, Chinese, English, Humanities) can be submitted. The creative work can be in the means of audio, video, word, pictorial format, etc.

You can first upload the file to the Cloud Platform and then provide the relevant URL link on the Online Nomination Platform.

Screening by the HKAGE is based on Dr Joseph Renzulli’s Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness, taking into consideration whether the student could benefit from the HKAGE programme provision.

1. Above Average Abilities: General abilities: processing information, integrating experiences, and abstract thinking Specific abilities: the capacity to acquire knowledge and perform in an activity

2. Creativity: Fluency, flexibility, and originality of thought, openness to experience, sensitivity to stimulations, and a willingness to take risks

3. Task Commitment: Perseverance, endurance, hard work, self-confidence, perceptiveness and a special fascination with a special subject

In general, the HKAGE admits around 1300 new members annually but this is subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.

As these student members will still be studying in Primary 6 on admission to the HKAGE, they should successfully complete the primary common-core programme 「Let Us Shine!」during the first membership review period.

All student programmes and services are free of charge except for certain specified activities (e.g. overseas study programmes).

Most of the programmes are held at weekends or on school holidays at the HKAGE premises or venues provided by the training service providers (e.g. universities, secondary schools, etc.).

Most of the programmes are conducted in Cantonese, but there are also programmes taught in English.

Depending on their ability and interest, primary student members may apply for secondary programmes which have no class level restriction for enrolment.

Update Date:2022-06-11