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I Formal curriculum

Year 17-18 formal curriculum arrangement

Form 1 to Form 3

KLA

Subject

1F/1H

1L

2F/2H

2L

3F/3H

3L

Chinese

Education

Chinese Language

12

12

12

12

12

12

Putonghua

2

2

2

2

2

2

English

Education

English Language

12

12

12

12

12

12

Oral English

2

2

2

2

2

2

Enhancement

3

0

3

0

2

0

Mathematics

Education

Mathematics

10

11

10

12

10

11

Liberal Education

Liberal Studies

0

0

0

0

2

2

Science Education

Integrated Science

6

7

7

7

0

0

Physics

0

0

0

0

2

2

Chemistry

0

0

0

0

3

3

Biology

0

0

0

0

2

3

Humanity Education

Chinese history

3

0

3

0

3

0

History

3

4

2

3

2

3

Geography

3

4

3

4

2

3

Economics

1

2

1

2

2

3

Life Education

2

2

2

2

2

2

Technology Education

IT & D

4

5

4

5

4

4

Tech. & Living

1

1

1

1

1

1

Commerce

1

1

1

1

1

1

Aesthetic Education

Aesthetics & Art

3

3

3

3

3

3

Physical Education

P.E.

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

Total

73

73

73

73

73

73



Form 4 to Form 6

Subject

F. 4

F. 5

F. 6

Chinese Language

13

13

13

English Language

14

14

14

Mathematics

11

11

11

Mathematics M1

(6)

(6)

(6)

Liberal Studies

10

10

10

Elective 1

9

9

9

Elective 2

9

9

9

Aesthetic & Art

3(0)

3(0)

3(0)

Physical Education

3

3

3

Life Education

1

1

1

Total

73

73

73



Year 17-18 timetable

Time

Day I

Monday

Day II

Tuesday

Day III

Wednesday

Day IV

Thursday

Time

Day V

Friday

8:05

Preparation Bell

 

Bell

8:10 – 8:30

[Good Morning Teacher]

8:10 – 9:00

Worship

8:30 – 9:10

Period 1

9:00 – 9:10

Class Time

9:10 – 9:50

Period 2

9:10 – 9:50

Period 1

9:50 – 10:05

Recess

9:50 – 10:05

Recess

10:05 –10:45

Period 3

10:05 – 10:45

Period 2

10:45 –11:25

Period 4

10:45 – 11:25

Period 3

11:25 – 11:40

Recess

11:25 – 11:40

Recess

11:40 –12:20

Period 5

11:40 – 12:20

Period 4

12:20 – 13:00

Period 6

12:20 – 13:00

Period 5

13:00 –14:05

Lunch time

13:00 –14:05

Lunch

14:05

Preparation Bell

14:05

Bell

14:10 – 14:50

Period 7

14:10 – 14:20

Class Time

14:20 – 15:30

MI Program

14:50 – 15:30

Period 8

Class Time

Period 8

Youth Zone

15:30 – 15:45

Class Time

Class Time

 

 

 

 

15:45 – 16:30

Nurturing Scheme

Note:Nurturing Scheme – Tutorials for low achievers


Year 17-18 timetable (cont’d)


Time

Day VI

Monday

Day VII

Tuesday

Day VIII

Wednesday

Day IX

Thursday

Time

Day X

Friday

8:05

Preparation Bell

8:05

Bell

8:10 – 8:30

[Good Morning Teacher]

8:10 – 8:30

Class Time

8:30 – 9:10

Period 1

8:30 – 9:10

Period 1

9:10 – 9:50

Period 2

9:10 – 9:50

Period 2

9:50 – 10:05

Recess

9:50 – 10:05

Recess

10:05 –10:45

Period 3

10:05 –10:45

Period 3

10:45 –11:25

Period 4

10:45 –11:25

Period 4

11:25 – 11:40

Recess

11:25 – 11:40

Recess

11:40 –12:20

Period 5

11:40 –12:20

Period 5

12:20 – 13:00

Period 6

12:20 – 13:00

Period 6

13:00 –14:05

Lunch Time

13:00 –14:05

Lunch

14:05

Preparation Bell

14:05

Bell

14:10 – 14:50

Period 7

14:10 – 14:20

Class Time

14:20 – 15:30

MI

Program

14:50 – 15:30

Period 8

Assembly

Period 8

15:30 – 15:45

Class Time

Class Time

 

 

 

 

15:45 – 16:30

Nurturing Scheme

Note: Nurturing Scheme – Tutorials for low achievers.


II  Class structure and class distribution policy (2017-2018)

A. Class structure

Form 1: 3 classes (Faith, Hope, Love)
Form 2: 3 classes (Faith, Hope, Love)
Form 3: 3 classes (Faith, Hope, Love)
Form 4: 3 classes (Faith, Hope, Love)
Form 5: 3 classes (Faith, Hope, Love)
Form 6: 3 classes (Faith, Hope, Love)

B. Class allocation policy


  1. Love classes are Non-Chinese classes, mainly for EM students.
  2. Hope classes from F. 4 to F. 6 are mainly for students electing Mathematics M1 course.
  3. Hope class of each form is the elite class. Students with higher academic results will be assigned into Hope class.  So there may be reshuffling of students upon class promotion.

III  School teaching and learning policy
A. Curriculum

1. Provide a wide diversity of foundation courses:
  • Close linkage between junior and senior curricula.
  • Cultivate artistic potential in junior forms. All students have to select one art course.
  • Emphasize development of multiple intelligences. All students have to choose two MI courses each year.

2. Design school-based curriculum: such as Chinese and English reading scheme and oral training courses, language arts courses, Information Technology & Design and Life Education.

3. Promote extensive reading.

B. Teaching

  1. Emphasize on catering for learners’ diversity, and teach through mixed-ability grouping.
  2. Emphasize on cooperative learning and facilitate mutual learning among students.
  3. Emphasize on the “Low, Small, Many, Quick” policy, especially the “Many activities, quick feedback” strategy.
  4. Emphasize assessment for learning and formative assessment.
  5. Develop platform for e-learning.

C. Learning – Classroom Learning
  1. Emphasize on development of studying habits in junior forms
  2. Enhance higher-order thinking skills in senior forms
  3. Emphasize catering for learner’s diversity, providing enhancement courses, remedial classes and tutorial classes for students of different capacities.

IV  Medium of instruction policy
According to EDB stipulations, the medium of instruction of our junior forms should be Chinese (except English Language subject), and each class can inculcate not more than 25% English elements. As to our school, 3 periods in each cycle are taken from Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Technology subjects of each Junior form, to make way for an English enhancement course, and this constitutes around 10% of teaching time of the four key learning areas. But EM classes use English as the major medium of instruction.

V  Class promotion and retention policy and procedures
A. Basic policy
  1. The factors considered for class retention include academic results, attendance rate, late records, submission of assignment records and conduct.
  2. The number of repeaters of the whole school would not exceed 5% of the total number of students in that year.
  3. Students whose attendance rate is less than 75% without any reasonable explanation will be retained.
  4. Students who fail in Chinese, English, Mathematics or Liberal Studies in Exam 1 have to undertake a remedial program, and a retention warning list would be issued. If there is no improvement in Exam 2, these students may not be promoted.
B. Procedures

  1. Academic Committee summons the class promotion meeting in early July.
  2. Class promotion meeting discusses class promotion in the initial phase. Members of the class promotion meeting include representatives of Academic Committee, Student Affairs Committee and Guidance and Counseling Committee as well as the school social worker and related class teachers.
  3. The transcripts of students who are promoted formally or on trial will be distributed by class teachers at the end of the semester. The transcripts of repeaters will be distributed separately by Discipline teachers.

VI  Arrangements of examinations and tests (2017 - 2018)

Forms

First semester

Second semester

Examination

Uniform test

Examination

Form 1 – Form 5

V

V

V

Form 6

V

(Mock Examination)

X

X



VII  Calculation of students’ marks
  1. Passing mark is 50 for junior forms and 40 for senior forms.
  2. Results of every assessment will be counted for the annual total average marks and on the basis of the results, class ranking and form ranking will be arranged in order on which promotion lies.
  3. If there are two examinations in some subjects, the result of the first semester constitutes 40% of the yearly final results while the one in the second semester constitutes 60%.
  4. Marks of mock examination will be regarded as the final results.
  5. The ratio of every assessment is listed below:

Forms

First Semester (40%)

Second Semester (60%)

Continuous Assessment

Exams

Continuous Assessment

Uniform Tests

Exams

Quiz

Homework

Quiz

Homework

Form 1 to 2

30%

10%

60%

20%

10%

20%

50%

Form 3 (Chin, Eng and Maths)

30%

10%

60%

20%

20% (TSA pre-test)

20%

40%

Form 4 to 5

30%

10%

60%

20%

10%

20%

50%

Form

Continuous Assessment

Mock Exam

Quiz

Homework

Form 6

30%

10%

60%


6. Continuous assessment is given by subject teachers according to students’ assignments, special reports, reading reports, classroom attitudes and so on. Yet a uniform standard of the assessments would be devised by the subject panel heads and students would be informed of the standards.

7. Total marks of each form and each subjects are as follow:

 

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Subject

1F/1H

1L

2F/2H

2L

3F/3H

3L

English Language

200

200

200

200

200

200

English enhancement

50

---

50

---

50

---

Chinese Language

200

200

200

200

200

200

Mathematics

150

150

150

150

150

150

Putonghua

25

25

25

25

25

25

Liberal Studies

---

---

---

---

25

25

Integrated Science

100

100

100

100

---

---

Physics

---

---

---

---

25

25

Chemistry

---

---

---

---

50

50

Biology

---

---

---

---

25

25

Chinese History

50

---

50

---

50

---

History

50

50

25

25

25

25

Geography

50

50

50

50

25

25

Economics

25

25

25

25

25

25

IT & D

75

75

75

75

75

75

Technology & Living

25

25

25

25

25

25

Basic Commerce

25

25

25

25

25

25

Physical Education

50

50

50

50

50

50

Aesthetics & Art

50

50

50

50

50

50

Life Education

25

25

25

25

25

25

Sports & Arts

25

25

25

25

25

25

Extensive Reading

25

25

25

25

25

25

Project Learning (2nd term)

25

25

25

25

25

25

MI electives

25

25

25

25

25

25



Subject

F. 4 – F. 6

 

Subject

F. 4 – F. 6

English Language

200

 

Economics

100

Chinese Language

200

 

Chinese History

100

Mathematics

150

 

Technology & Living

100

Mathematics M1

100

 

BAFS

100

Liberal Studies

150

 

ICT

100

Physics

100

 

History

100

Chemistry

100

 

Physical Education

50

Biology

100

 

Life Education

25

Geography

100

 

Extensive Reading

25

Aesthetics & Art

50

 

MI electives (except F.6)

25



VII  Remedial and Enhancement policy

A. 【Nurturing scheme】
Form 1 to Form 5 students failing in quizzes are required to attend the Nurturing scheme held by subject teachers after school. Teachers will teach the main topics of the quizzes and dictations once again and carry out re-quiz or re-dictation until the students achieve the passing grades.

B. 【Enhancement Courses】
In order to let students acquire more knowledge, the school will invite external organizations to jointly hold self-financing Enhancement Courses including Chinese, English and Mathematics at school every semester.

C. 【Summer Holiday Academic Activities】
In order to ensure students fully utilize the summer holiday, the school will stage a series of Summer Holiday Courses during the Summer Holiday and students can participate on a voluntary basis. The majority of the courses are free of charge.  However, a small number of the courses are charged as external tutors are recruited.

IX  Academic awards

To encourage students to better performance, the school establish the following award schemes:

  1. The first three highest scores of each form in the major subjects
  2. The highest score of each subject in each form
  3. The Overall Academic Improvement Award
  4. The Subject Academic Improvement Award
  5. The Merit Award in public examination
  6. “Go Goal Award Scheme”

 
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