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Application for S1 Discretionary Places 2021-2022
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Last modified on 07 April 2021

Application for S1 Discretionary Places 2021-2022

The School is offering six Secondary One classes in 2021-2022. The number of Secondary One discretionary places for the 2021-2022 academic year is 59. Applications for discretionary places are open to all Primary Six students.

The SHCC Information Session will be held online on 12 December 2020 (Saturday) from   9:00 am to 10:00 am to give parents and students information about the School and application details. Please click this link for registration on or before 27 November 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to you by 4 December 2020.

A. Application Procedures

1. Click SHCC S1 DP Application forms to download the application form and the guidelines for application.

2. Submission of Application:

Submit the following items to the School Office in person during school office hours * between 4 January and 18 January 2021.

(i) A completed SHCC Application Form with recent photographs affixed to the designated boxes.

(ii) EDB Application Form for S1 discretionary places.

(iii) Photocopies of all supporting documents (including copies of the Primary Five Annual Report card and Primary Six 1st term Report Card, certificates of achievement, etc.)

(iv) Two self-addressed stamped envelopes

(v) DVD(s) containing the required video(s)

(vi) The true copy of the student’s HKID card (for verification)

Please note that recommendations from teachers/ Head of primary school are not required.

Note *

School office hours:

Monday – Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Lunch hour: 12–1 pm)




9:00 am – 12:00 noon



Sunday / Public holiday


In view of the COVID-19 epidemic, the EDB has specially allowed submission of S1 DP applications by post.  Parents who have genuine difficulties in submitting the Application Forms in person by themselves or by their authorised representatives can click this for details.

B.           Selection Criteria and Weighting


Language competence in both English and Chinese


Generic skills: comprehension and organisation, analysis
and problem solving, communication and presentation


Social awareness




Academic performance


Videos (in English and Putonghua)


Bonus marks will be given to students with good conduct/ outstanding talents for contribution to the School.

C.           Interview

S1 Discretionary Places:
The interview will be held on 13 March 2021 (Saturday). A confirmation letter will be sent to individual applicants.

Special interviews:
Selected applicants will be invited to attend special interviews for further clarification on their declared talents on 20 February 2021 (Saturday). They will be informed of the interview schedules.

Subject to the latest development of the pandemic, online interviews may be arranged.

D.          Release of Results
Parents of successful applicants will be notified by mail and by phone on 31 March 2021.

E.           Enquiry after 31 March 2021
Enquiries can be sent to the School before 12 noon on 7 April 2021 (Wednesday).