Applied Learning

 

Applied Learning (ApL) courses are elective subjects within the senior secondary curriculum. ApL offers studies with equal emphasis on practice and theory linked to broad professional and vocational fields. A flexible combination of ApL with core subjects, elective subjects and Other Learning Experiences helps provide students with holistic learning. ApL aims to enable students to understand fundamental theories and concepts, develop their beginners’ skill set, career-related competencies and generic skills. ApL helps students explore their career aspirations and orientation for lifelong learning.

 

 

Latest Information

 

In view of the development of the novel coronavirus epidemic, there will be new arrangements for the following activities:

 

* The application deadline for Senior Secondary Applied Learning courses (2020-22 cohort)”, originally scheduled for 9 April, will be deferred to 22 May.new

*  The “Applied Learning Taster Programmes”, originally scheduled for 7 & 14 March will be conducted through the online mode. Course Providers will provide various online resources on their websites to help students understand more about different ApL courses by 2 May 2020. Details will be announced in due course. new

 

Note: For the application arrangement of Applied Learning courses (2020-22 cohort), teachers may refer to the CDS message sent to schools on 3 April 2020. new

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Students can access the following information online to learn more about Applied Learning courses.

 

 
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Position

In addition to the core subjects of Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies, Secondary 5 and 6 students may choose ApL course(s) as elective subject(s) according to their interests, aspirations and abilities.

 

Overarching Aims

ApL aims at: 

 

Direction

ApL courses are designed according to the principles of balance, coherence, articulation and responsiveness to offer a sound learning platform for students. The courses are provided by various course providers including tertiary institutes and professional bodies.

 

Areas of Studies

There are six areas of studies for ApL:

 

 

The duration of each ApL course is 180 contact hours, generally extending over two school years from Secondary 5 to 6.

 

Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) (ApL(C)) is introduced, starting from the 2014/15 school year, to provide an additional channel exclusively for non-Chinese speaking students to obtain an alternative Chinese language qualification to prepare them for further studies and work. The duration of each ApL(C) course is 270 contact hours, extending over three school years at the senior secondary level.

 

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