Curriculum Aims:

1. To enable students to understand the Earth they inhabit, and enable them to recognize and interpret, from a spatial perspective, the arrangement of phenomena and features on Earth, the processes at work, the interactions that occur, the changes that result, and the issues and management responses that arise;

2. To develop the genera; intellectual capacity and generic skills needed for lifelong learning through geographical enquiry, and the ability to apply these in life situations;

3. To appreciate the wonder, interdependence and fragility of the local and global environment, and the importance of promoting sustainable development; and

4. To develop a sense of citizenship, a global outlook, and readiness to take action for the betterment of society, the nation and the world.


Subject Description:

Junior forms

Following the plans of the CDC in broad terms, we would like to take the initiative in school-based curriculum development that is grounded on catering for the ability and needs of our students and enhancing collaboration with other parties concerned.

School-based curriculum for junior forms so as to:

a) build a more solid foundation for students’ study of both Geography and Liberal Studies in senior forms
b) develop students’ awareness and understanding of the surrounding
c) develop the general and specific skills appropriate to the discipline of geography which are useful in society and helpful in their further studies

Content Outline:

1. Where we are?
2. Environment of China
3. Using urban space wisely – Can we maintain a sustainable urban environment?
4. Scramble for Energy
5. The Trouble of Water - Too much and too little
6. Food Problem - Can we feed ourselves?
7. Living with Natural Hazards - Are we better equipped than the others?
8. Changing Climate, Changing Environments
9. Taming the Sand - A long-lasting combat against desertification and sandstorms
10. Global Shift of Manufacturing Industry - Opportunities and threats
11. Map reading skills

Senior forms

1. Compulsory part

a) Living with our physical environment
- Opportunities and Risks – Is it rational to live in hazard-prone areas?
- Managing Rivers and Coastal Environments: A continuing challenge

b) Facing changes in the human environment
- Changing Industrial Location – How and why does it change over space and time?
- Building a Sustainable City – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?

c) Confronting global challenges
- Combating Famine – Is technology a panacea for food shortage?
- Disappearing Green Canopy – Who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?
-Global Warming – Is it fact or fiction?

2. Elective part

a) Dynamic Earth: the building of Hong Kong
b) Weather and Climate

Subject in Forms:

We offer Geography from S.1 to S.6 . It is one of the elective subjects in HKDSE.

Subject Teachers:

Ms Choi Hiu Ying, Mr Lai Man Chung, Ms Chan Man Lam