NSS Curriculum 2015-2016

Subjects for the NSS curriculum

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Chinese Language Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject
English Language Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject
Mathematics Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject
Liberal Studies Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject
Physics     Elective Subject Core Subject Core Subject
Chemistry     Elective Subject Core Subject Core Subject
Biology Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject
Information and Communication Technology Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject
Chinese Literature Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject    
Chinese History Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject    
History Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject
Geography Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject
Economics Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject
Visual Arts Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject Elective Subject
Physical Education (Non DSE subject) Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject
Moral and Civic Education Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject Core Subject
Core Subject Core Subjects Elective Subject Elective Subjects

 

Class structure for the NSS curriculum

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(Challenge Class)
Core Subjects Chinese Language Chinese Language Chinese Language Chinese Language Chinese Language
English  Language English  Language English  Language English  Language English  Language
Mathematics
(Compulsary) 
Mathematics
(Compulsary)
Mathematics
(Compulsary + Module 1 or Module  2)
Mathematics
(Compulsary + Module  2)
Liberal Studies Liberal Studies Liberal Studies Liberal Studies Liberal Studies
Elective Subject 1 Chinese History / Economics / Geography / Physics / Information and Communication Technology Physics Physics
Elective Subject 2 Business, Accounting and Financial Studies / Chinese Literature / Chemistry / Economics Chemistry Chemistry
Elective Subject 3 History / Business, Accounting and Financial Studies / Economics / Visual Arts
/ Information and Communication Technology / Geography / Biology

Please refer to the website of Education Bureau (http://www.edb.gov.hk/334) for more information on NSS curriculum.

Numbers of students for elective subjects

SubjectMaximum number of studentsMinimum number of students
Physics 114 76
Chemistry 114 76
Biology 38 6
Information and Communication Technology 76 6
Chinese Literature 38 6
Chinese History 38 6
History 38 6
Geography 76 6
Economics 114 6
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies 76 6
Visual Arts 20 6

 

Interface of junior and senior secondary curricula

In preparation for the NSS curriculum, a survey was conducted in order to understand the needs and interests of students, and the expectation of parents. Also, the strengths of our teachers would be considered in the hope that the design of the NSS curriculum would help students achieve well-balanced development.

In our existing junior secondary curriculum, there are two lessons of Moral and Civic Education each cycle in which students have in-depth discussion on different issues. Some of these elements correspond with the ones in the syllabus of Liberal Studies.

Moreover, in the existing Secondary 3 curriculum, there are two Guided Activity Periods (GAP) each cycle to nurture students' ability to learn independently, which is emphasised in the study of Liberal Studies. Good language ability is also another prerequisite for succeeding in Liberal Studies. Therefore, we would strengthen the language learning of our junior secondary students to improve their ability in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Different forms of activities in our curriculum and various extra-curricular activities are also held in order to further develop students' generic skills.