Parents’ Seminars on “Senior Secondary Curriculum and Subject Choices” (Pre-recorded videos)
The measures to optimise the four senior secondary core subjects (i.e. Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, and Citizenship and Social Development which replaces Liberal Studies) have been introduced in this school year starting from Secondary 4 to create space for students and cater for their diverse learning and development needs. With a varying degree of optimisation, lesson time is released for these four core subjects and greater curriculum flexibility is allowed to facilitate the provision of more diversified options by schools. For example, there is room for students to take an additional elective subject (including Applied Learning courses) or engage in more in-depth study of the selected subjects. For some students, they may then study the Extended Part (Module 1 /Module 2) in parallel with the Compulsory Part of Mathematics, and/or participate more actively in Other Learning Experiences, life-wide learning activities, as well as other personal pursuits so as to cater for their different interests, abilities and aspirations, and hence foster their whole-person development and multiple talents.
In order to reduce social contact and thus effectively contain the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community, the parents’ seminars on “Senior Secondary Curriculum and Subject Choices” for this school year will be pre-recorded as in the past two years. The videos cover the following topics:
- An Overview of Senior Secondary Curriculum and Subject Choices;
- Optimisation of the Four Senior Secondary Core Subjects;
- Latest Developments of Citizenship and Social Development and Applied Learning courses;
- An Overview of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination; and
- Alternative Pathways for Further Studies – Options Available.
The videos and presentation slides of the seminars will be uploaded to the New Academic Structure Web Bulletin (www.edb.gov.hk/nas/en) of the Education Bureau in mid-March 2022 for viewing and reference of parents of Secondary 2 to 4 students. Parents may visit the above website to gain a better understanding of the latest developments of the senior secondary curriculum in order to assist their children in making informed subject choices.