At this level, the Elite Program Co-ordination Committee makes the most of external enrichment and extension learning opportunities for exceptionally gifted students, and nominates these students for gifted programmes provided by the Education Bureau, the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, tertiary institutes and other educational organizations.
The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE)
Gifted students are nominated to the HKAGE each year. Students talented in humanities, leadership, mathematics or science have been assessed and admitted by the HKAGE as student members. They are eligible to join a variety of gifted courses offered by the academy, like Chemical Analysis of Chinese Medicine, and Glimpses of the Ocean.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Dual Program
Some students have been admitted to the dual program in recent years. This program is aimed at providing an alternative pathway for students who are gifted in the areas of life science, chemistry, physics, engineering and mathematics. There are four levels, pre-level, level 1, level 2 and level 3 and students are expected to complete one level each year. Junior form students are to start with either pre-level or level 1, while senior form students can only start with level 1. Level 2 and 3 are challenging credit bearing courses at university level.