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Subjects under the Eight Key Learning Areas

 

(2019/20 School Year)

LevelKey Learning Area
Chinese Language EducationEnglish Language EducationMathematics EducationScience EducationTechnology EducationPersonal, Social and Humanities EducationArts EducationPhysical Education

P1 - 6

Chinese Language

 

Putonghua

 

English Language

Mathematics

General Studies

Music

 

Visual Arts

Physical Education

S1 - 3

Chinese Language

 

Putonghua

English Language

Mathematics

Science

Technology Education Key Learning Area Curriculum1

Chinese History2

 

Geography

 

History

 

Life and Society3

 

Religious Education

 

Music

 

Visual Arts

Physical Education

S.4 - 64

Chinese Language

 

Chinese Literature

English Language

 

Literature in English

Mathematics

Biology

 

Chemistry

 

Physics

 

Science (Integrated Mode; Combined Mode)

Business, Accounting and Financial Studies

 

Design and Applied Technology

 

Health Management and Social Care

 

Information and Communication Technology

 

Technology and Living

Chinese History

 

Economics

 

Ethics and Religious Studies

 

Geography

 

History

 

Tourism and Hospitality Studies

 

Music

 

Visual Arts

Physical Education

Liberal Studies

 

 

1 Technology Education Key Learning Area Curriculum is fully implemented at the junior secondary level in the 2016/17 school year. It covers six knowledge contexts, namely "Information and Communication Technology", "Materials and Structures", "Operations and Manufacturing", "Strategies and Management", "Systems and Control", and "Technology and Living". Modular approach is proposed in the implementation of the curriculum.

 

2 Schools should offer Chinese History as an independent compulsory subject at the junior secondary level from the 2018/19 school year. All secondary schools should allocate about 5% of the total lesson time for the JS level, or about two lessons per week, to the study of Chinese History under the PSHE KLA at the JS level.

 

3 Life and Society (2010) has integrated and updated the learning contents of Economic and Public Affairs (EPA) (1997) and Social Studies (1997) as well as those of civic education. It replaces EPA, Social Studies and Civic Education (1998) to provide updated learning contents on Strands 1, 5 and 6 for junior secondary students.

 

4 The Senior Secondary Curriculum implemented in September 2009 is made up of 3 components, namely, Core Subjects, Elective Subjects (including SS subjects, Applied Learning courses and Other Languages) and Other Learning Experiences (i.e. Moral and Civic Education, Community Service, Aesthetic Development, Physical Development and Career-related Experiences).


  • Applied Learning courses Secondary 5 and 6 students may choose Applied Learning (ApL) course(s) as elective subject(s) according to their interests, aspirations and aptitudes. There are six areas of studies in the ApL curriculum, namely: (1) Creative Studies, (2) Media and Communication, (3) Business, Management and Law, (4) Services, (5) Applied Science, and (6) Engineering and Production.In each cohort, there are more than 30 ApL courses (including Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students)).
  • Other Languages There are six Other Languages namely, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu. Students can take other languages as their elective subjects. The programmes of these languages must follow the curriculum and examinations pitched at AS-level offered by the Cambridge Assessment International Education and administered by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority.