The broad and balanced 15-year school curriculum framework recommended by the Curriculum Development Council with strong interface helps students build up a solid knowledge foundation for progressing through various stages of learning. It is open and flexible in its design to suit different school contexts to foster students’ whole-person development and to nurture their lifelong and self-directed learning capabilities. Knowledge (broadly organised around eight Key Learning Areas), generic skills, and values and attitudes permeate through various levels of learning, ensuring the vertical continuity and lateral coherence of the curriculum.
Implementing Citizenship and Social Development in lieu of Liberal Studies starting from Secondary 4 in the 2021/22 school year.
Phasing out Combined Science and Integrated Science starting from Secondary 4 in the 2021/22 school year.
Priority Values and Attitudes
Since 2020, there have been nine priority values and attitudes with the addition of law-abidingness and empathy.
“Critical Thinking Skills” in Chinese is updated as「慎思明辨能力」.