Language Policies

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One School, Two Systems

English as the medium of instruction (EMI) + Chinese as the medium of instruction School

"We focus on biliteracy and trilingualism."
Each grade from S1 to S3, we offer:

  • EMI Class

  • English Enhancement Class

  • Extended Learning Activities in English

Language Policies

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Bilingual Policy

We focus on training students to be biliterate and trilingual in order to achieve the goal of achieving high proficiency in both Chinese and English. 

(1) English as the medium of instruction for subjects

In order to provide students with more opportunities to use English, English is taught according to students' abilities in subjects such as Mathematics, Integrated Science, Computer Literacy, Music, and Technology and Life. Textbooks, assignments and assessments are all English-based. By using English as the medium of instruction, students will be able to enhance their English reading and writing skills through subject learning. Students can increase their exposure to English and improve their English proficiency.

 

 

 

Elective subjects in our NSS curriculum are also provided in English. Students can choose the medium of instruction for their elective subjects according to their language ability.

Language Policies

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(2) Extended Learning Activities in English (ELA) at all junior high school levels

 

Models include.

1. Allocating some sessions of individual

    subjects to revisit concepts and content

    taught in English.

2. Teaching individual modules or topics in

    English through the mode of language

    across curricular.

3. Strengthening the bridging courses for the

    relevant subjects to facilitate a smooth 

    transition to English learning at the senior

    secondary level.

4. Providing students with relevant English

    learning materials and vocabulary for each

    subject.

 

Overall, the school aims at improving the English proficiency of students from junior to senior secondary curricula to meet their future needs for tertiary education and career advancement.

Learning and Teaching Features

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Curriculum Diversity

A balanced and wide curriculum is provided, catering for students of varied interests, abilities and needs to explore and maximize their strengths. The school curriculum is planned in an integrated approach covering both arts and science perspectives. Moreover, we are highly engaged in "school-based curriculum" in the four subjects: Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies, to meet students’ learning needs and to comply with the requirements of public assessments.

Quality of Teaching

Our school places great emphasis on the quality of teaching, and all teachers are degree holders with extensive teaching experience, and use their professional knowledge to guide students' learning. Every year, we set up a "Learning and Teaching Questionnaire" to promote teaching through student feedback.

Learning and Teaching Features

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Emphasis on assessment

We attach considerable importance to students’ assignments and assessments, which serve as a key factor to improved learning. Two uniform tests and two examinations are conducted annually to provide students with a clear picture of their learning performance and effectiveness for sustainable progress. The term total of Chinese Language and English Language is 300 marks each in compliance with the wide coverage of both language subjects.

Split class teaching

Our Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics classes are taught in small groups, with an average of 15-25 students per class, which allows teachers to provide better individual attention on the one hand, and ability-based streaming on the other, so that learning differences can be more effectively catered for.

Collaborative Learning

The importance of collaborative learning and peer support is well recognised, generating appropriate grouping in class and thus enhancing students’ mutual support as well as inter-awareness through teachers’ professional guidance.

Class Structure

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There are always four classes at each level. In order to cater to the learning diversity of our students, we have small group classes of about 15-25 students in Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Civic and Social Development (formerly known as Liberal Studies) to better cater to the learning needs of our students.

Small Group Teaching

 

"We want to make sure every student gets the right care."

  • Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, and Liberal Studies are taught in small groups.

  • The average group size is about 15-25 students, so as to achieve "teaching according to ability".

Dual Class Teacher System

To provide each class with better care and more personal character development

Junior Secondary School Curriculum (S1 - S3)

Chinese Language Education

  • Chinese language

  • Putonghua

  • English Language

Science Education

  • Integrated Science

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

  • Computer Literacy

  • Technology and Life

  • STEM

  • Life and Society

  • Chinese History

  • History

  • Geography

  • Religious Education

  • Visual art

  • Music

  • Physical Education

Senior Secondary School Curriculum (S4 - S6)

Core subjects

  • Chinese language

  • English Language

  • Mathematics

  • Citizenship and Social Development

​Arts

  • Chinese Literature

  • Chinese History

  • History

  • Economy

  • Geography

Science

  • Physics

  • Chemical

  • Biology

  • Information and Communication Technology

  • Mathematics Extended part - Module 1
    (Calculus and Statistics)

Business

  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies

Art

  • Visual Arts

Applied Learning Courses (F4 - F5)

Theme-based Learning Programs

Japanese

Music

  • Life Planning

  • Religious Education and Ethics

  • Physical Education

Other Learning Experiences

  • Moral and Civic Education

  • Intelligence Development

  • Sports and Arts Development

  • Social Service

  • Experience related to business and management work

  • Extracurricular activities: One person, one activity (communication, music, sports, visual arts, uniform team, etc.)

  • All-round learning activities: such as interdisciplinary learning, project study, study tour, overseas exchange, etc.

  • Inter-school competition experience: e.g., recitation (Chinese, English, Chinese), music, physical education, writing, drama, STEM, etc.

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