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COURSE OBJECTIVES

The mission of the department is to educate students by providing them with fruitful learning about science. This is accomplished by a commitment to the highest possible standards of quality in the areas of teaching, assessment and learning. Our goal is to ensure our curriculum is designed to foster the acquisition of foundation knowledge in different disciplines and the development of independent and critical thinking. It will enable students to understand their own potential and responsibilities, communicate their knowledge effectively to others, and conduct themselves in a constructive, ethical and professional manner.

 

Yearly Departmental Major Concerns

 

  • To promote STEM education inside and outside classroom in order to equip our students with appropriate knowledge, generic skills as well as values and attitudes necessary for facing challenges in the 21st century.

 

 

CURRICULUM

 

Integrated Science

 

Course Objectives

The broad aims of this curriculum are that students should

  • acquire the basic scientific knowledge and concepts for living in and contributing to a scientific and technological world;
  • develop the ability to enquire and to solve problems;
  • be acquainted with the language of science and be equipped with the skills in communicating ideas in science related contexts;
  • develop curiosity and interest in science;
  • recognise the usefulness and limitations of science and the interactions between science, technology and society and develop an attitude of responsible citizenship, including respect for the environment and commitment to the wise use of resources; and
  • be able to appreciate and understand the evolutionary nature of scientific knowledge.

 

Curriculum S1 - S2

 

Secondary 1

  • Introducing Science
  • Looking at Living Things
  • Cells and Human Reproduction
  • Energy
  • The Wonderful Solvent - Water
  • Matter as Particles

Necessary Practical Skills

  • Using a dropper to transfer solution
  • Mixing solution in a test tube
  • Using a Bunsen burner
  • Using a thermometer
  • Reading the scale of a ruler
  • Taking a reading from a measuring cylinder
  • Using a stopwatch
  • Measuring the volume of objects with irregular shapes by displacement method
  • Using a microscope
  • Preparing slides of animal and plant cells


Secondary 2

  • Living Things and Air
  • Making Use of Electricity
  • Space Travel
  • Common Acids and Alkalis
  • Sensing the Environment

 

Necessary Practical Skills

  • Performing the burning-splint/glowing splint test
  • Collecting gas using underwater method
  • Performing the test with hydrogencarbonate indicator/ limewater
  • Carrying out the cobalt chloride paper test
  • Performing the iodine test
  • Heating by using a water bath
  • Connecting a simple circuit
  • Using an ammeter
  • Using a voltmeter
  • Using a rheostat
  • Distinguishing series and parallel circuits
  • Testing acids and alkalis with litmus paper
  • Measuring pH values of common acids and alkalis with pH paper
  • Performing 'pop' sound test
  • Using a scalpel

 

Physics

 

Course Objectives

The broad aims of this DSE curriculum are to enable students to:

  • develop interest in the physical world and maintain a sense of wonder and curiosity about it;
  • construct and apply knowledge of physics, and appreciate the relationship between physical science and other disciplines;
  • appreciate and understand the nature of science in physics-related contexts;
  • develop skills for making scientific inquiries;
  • develop the ability to think scientifically, critically and creatively, and to solve problems
  • individually or collaboratively in physics-related contexts;
  • understand the language of science and communicate ideas and views on physics-related issues;
  • make informed decisions and judgments on physics-related issues; and
  • be aware of the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological implications of physics, and develop an attitude of responsible citizenship.

 

Curriculum S3 - S6

Secondary 3

  • Introducing Physics
  • Reflection of Light
  • Lenses
  • Temperature and Thermometers
  • Heat and Internal Energy
  • Transfer Process
  • Change of State

 

Secondary 4-6

Compulsory Part:

  • Heat and Gases
  • Force and Motion
  • Wave Motion
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Radioactivity and Nuclear Energy

Elective Part:

  • Astronomy and Space Science
  • Atomic World
  • Energy and Use of Energy

 

Chemistry

 

Course Objectives

The broad aims of this DSE curriculum are to enable students to:

  • develop interest and maintain a sense of wonder and curiosity about chemistry;
  • construct and apply knowledge of chemistry, and appreciate the relationship between chemistry and other disciplines;
  • appreciate and understand the evolutionary nature of science;
  • develop skills for making scientific inquiries;
  • develop the ability to think scientifically, critically and creatively, and solve problems individually and collaboratively in chemistry-related contexts;
  • discuss science-related issues using the language of chemistry;
  • make informed decisions and judgements on chemistry-related issues;
  • develop open-mindedness, objectivity and pro-activeness;
  • show appropriate awareness of working safely; and
  • understand and evaluate the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological implications of chemistry, and develop an attitude of responsible citizenship.

 

Curriculum S3 - S6

 Secondary 3

  • Introducing Chemistry
  • Planet Earth
  • The Microscopic World I
  • Metals

 

Secondary 4-6

 Compulsory Part:

  • Planet Earth
  • Microscopic World I
  • Metals
  • Acids and Bases
  • Fossil Fuels and Carbon Compounds
  • Microscopic World II
  • Redox Reactions, Chemical Cells and Electrolysis
  • Chemical Reactions and Energy
  • Rate of Reaction
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Chemistry of Carbon Compounds
  • Patterns in the Chemical World

Elective Part:

  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Investigative Study in Chemistry

 

Biology

 

Course Objectives

The broad aims of this DSE curriculum are to enable students to:

  • develop and maintain an interest in biology, a sense of wonder and curiosity about the living world, and a respect for all living things and the environment;
  • construct and apply knowledge of biology, understand the nature of science in biology-related contexts, and appreciate the relationships between biological science and other disciplines;
  • develop the ability to make scientific inquiries; think scientifically, critically and creatively; and solve biology-related problems individually and collaboratively;
  • understand the language of science and communicate ideas and views on biology related issues;
  • be aware of the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological implications of biology, and be able to make informed decisions and judgments on biology-related issues; and
  • develop an attitude of responsible citizenship, and a commitment to promote personal and community health.

 

Curriculum S3 - S6

 Secondary 3

  • Introducing Biology
  • Cells and Chemical of Life
  • Enzymes and Metabolism
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Digestive System

 

Secondary 4-6

Compulsory Part:

  • Cells and Molecules of Life
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Organisation and Environment
  • Health & Diseases

 

Elective Part:

  • Human Physiology: Regulation and Control
  • Applied Ecology
  • Investigative Study in Biology

 

Information and Communication Technology (S1 – S3)

Course Objectives

The broad aims of this school based curriculum are that students should

  • understand the basic principles of operation for computer systems;
  • acquire fundamental knowledge about computer applications;
  • make use of common application software packages to carry out simple tasks;
  • understand basic features of programming languages and write simple computer programs;
  • be able to access to information and resources including e-learning and multimedia content;
  • be aware of social issues related to computer applications; and
  • appreciate the advancement brought about by the widespread use of computers in society.

 

Secondary 1-3

  • Accessing School Computer Facilities
  • Google Search
  • IT and Society
  • Presentation
  • Word Processing
  • Excel
  • Basic Programming

 

Information and Communication Technology (S4 – S6)

Course Objectives

This DSE curriculum aims to

  • provide students with a body of essential knowledge, concepts and applications of information, communication and computer systems;
  • equip students with problem-solving and communication skills, and encourage them to think critically and creatively;
  • develop students into competent, effective, discriminating, ethical and confident users of ICT, so as to support their lifelong learning; and
  • provide students with opportunities to appreciate the impact of ICT on our knowledge-based society, so as to nurture in them positive values and attitudes towards this area.

 

Secondary 4-6

Compulsory Part:

  • Information Processing
  • Computer System Fundamentals
  • Internet and its Applications
  • Basic Programming Concepts
  • Social Implications

Elective Part:

  • Databases
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Multimedia Production and Wed Site Development
  • Software Development

 

ASSESSMENT

Two major modes of assessment, continuous assessment and end of term examinations, are used to measure student performance. Continuous assessment includes uniform tests, quizzes and tests, laboratory activities, homework and projects

 

YEARLY FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 

1.STEM Workshop for S1 Students

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2.School Open Days

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3.Robotics Club

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4.STEM in mBot Competition 2017 – 1st Runner-up and Best Performance Award

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5.Science Fun Booth

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6.Science Club Activity – Making of golden rain

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7.Science Workshop – Growing bacteria

 

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 8. Bridge Building Competition

 

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 9. Robotics Challenge for S3 Students

 

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 10. Searching for Nature Stories Field Study Competition 2017 – Merit Award

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 11. Energy Innovation and Smart City Competition 2016-2017 – ‘High Like’ Award and Merit Award

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 12. Youth Science Camp in Tsinghua University 2017

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DEPARTMENT MEMBERS

 

 

 Teacher

Subject & Level

Other Responsibilities

Ms Karen Ho

S4 and S6 Chemistry

Head of Department

Mr. Eddie Suen

S3, S4 and S5 Biology S2 ICT

Assistant Head of Department

Ms Sally Li

S3 and S6 Biology

Biology Coordinator

Mr. Leo Choi

S1, S2 and S3 ICT

 

Mr. Christopher Chan

S3 and S5 Chemistry S1 and S2 IS

 

Mr. Daniel Chung

S3, S4, S5 and S6 Chemistry

 

Mr. Tommy Ho

S4 and S5 Physics S2 IS

 

Mr. Simon Kwok

S3 Physics S1 IS S1 ICT

 

Mr. John Leung

S4, S5 and S6 ICT

 

Mr. Raymond Ng

S3, S4 and S6 Physics S2 IS

 

Ms Michelle Wan

S4 and S5 Biology S1 IS

 

Ms. Vivian Li

S3 Physics S2 IS

Associate Teacher

Ms Dorothy Leung

 

Laboratory Technician

Mr. Tse Ho Biu

 

Laboratory Technician