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Social Science Department 2021-22

 

Course Objectives

  • To enable students to understand themselves, society and the world at large, maintain a healthy personal development and contribute to the well-being of the family, the local community, the nation and the world as confident, informed and responsible persons.
  • To help students develop their independent and life-long learning skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving skills, communication skills and information skills.
  • To form a guideline for teachers to design appropriate teaching, learning and assessment activities to achieve the learning outcome.

 

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Yearly Major Concerns

 

Departmental Major Concern 1: To implement national security education through classroom teaching and subject-based learning activities

 

a. According to the latest Curriculum Framework of National Security Education in Hong Kong, different subjects will modify their own curriculum so as to include the relevant learning elements in their daily lessons

 

b.  Suggested learning activities related to National Security Education through various subjects:

 

  • IH: Visiting LegCo building, Court of Final Appeal, Basic Law poster and slogan design competition, Basic Law online quiz competition, current affairs quiz, news election
  • ECON: Project learning (Economic development in China), visiting HKMA with reflections (S5 post exam activity)
  • GEOG: Visiting the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change
  • BAFS: Project: development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, company visit
  • CSD/LS: Talks about energy in China/ Basic Law online quiz competition/Project learning (Chinese culture and modern life)


Departmental Major Concern 2: To conduct more intra- and inter-departmental collaborations in organising life-wide learning activities
Integrated Humanities:

 

a. To organize intra-departmental learning activities across different subjects within our department such as:

  • S3 Econ, GEOG, BAFS project (before Easter in Term 2)
  • Senior Form GEOG and BAFS: news commentary
  • S5 ECON and BAFS: project about economic development in China (Second term)
  • Enrichment poster across different subjects (twice per term)
  • Social Science Cup (Inter-House subject-based knowledge quiz) (during post exam period in Term 2)

 

b. To organize inter-departmental learning activities across various departments/teams such as:

  • S3 collaboration project presentation during assembly (with AA Team in Term 2)
  • S1-3 Academic Cups (with Student Council before final exam)
  • S1 Basic Law poster and slogan design competition (with VA, Chi and Eng)
  • S2 IH globalization project / journal writing (with Eng in Term 2)
  • Book fair (with Library) during Dept Week
  • S3 BAFS lesson about ratio (with Math)

 

Curriculum

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Integrated Humanities (S1-S2)

 

Course Objectives

 

After studying the IH curriculum, students should be able to

  • broaden their knowledge base with the connection among the disciplines in PSHE;
  • understand more about themselves, their society, their nation, and the world at large;
  • develop multiple perspectives on controversial issues; develop generic skills so that they can construct knowledge in order to cope with changing personal and social circumstances; and
  • develop different thinking and learning strategies appropriate to the study of humanities and social science subjects.

 

Secondary 1

 

Theme: Hong Kong and I

Topic

Content

Learning skills

·         6-W questions

·         Identifying facts and opinions

·         Constructing argument

·         Identifying causes and impacts

·         Making suggestions

·         Drawing mind-map

·         Making summary / Note-taking

Geographical Setting of Hong Kong

·         Geographical setting of HK

·         Relief of HK

Identity, rights and duties as a HK residents

·         The multiplicity of identities of Hong Kong Residents

·         Rights and duties as a HK residents

Quality of Life in HK

·         Key question: Is HK an ideal city to live?

  • What is the meaning of quality of life?
  • Political aspect: the handover of HK , political structure of the HKSAR government, Legislative Council and District Councils
  • Environmental and cultural aspects: urban problems
  • Economic aspect: disparity between rich and poor
  • Social aspect: healthcare and education system

 

IT and Project skills

·         Interview skills

·         Field study (observation) skills

·         Information collection

·         Oral presentation

·         Basic IT presentation skills such as PowerPoint

·         Using Google Classroom

  

Secondary 2

 

Theme: Modern China and Globalization

Topic

Content

Learning skills in LS

·         Interpretation of comics / data

·         Classification of different aspects

·         Stances of stakeholders

·         Justification of stances

·         Making summary / Note-taking

Political systems in China, Relief and Population in China

·         Understanding of the internal and foreign affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)

·         Establishment of the government of the PRC

·         Political system of the PRC

·         The physical environment of China – relief

·         Climate – factors affecting the climate in China, the physical and natural zones in China

·         Environmental problems in China

·         To learn the calculation of population density

·         To understand the population growth pattern and factors in China

·         The population distribution pattern of China

·         To understand the measures of tackling the population problems in China

Globalization

·         Meaning of globalization

·         Economic, political and cultural aspects of globalization

·         How science and technology are changing people’s interactions and relationships throughout the world

·         Advantages and disadvantages of globalization

·         Ways that people of different cultures interact in the global system and how such international conflicts and threats to peace

·         The work of some world organization, e.g. WTO

·         Opportunities and challenges created by globalization for HK and China

IT and Project skills

·         Setting a topic

·         Setting questionnaires / conducting interviews

·         Data analysis

·         IT presentations skills

 

 

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Citizenship and Social Development (S4)

 

Course Objectives

 

The course rationales of Citizenship and Social Development follow the Liberal Studies, by emphasizing in helping senior secondary students to understand the conditions of Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the global world. Throughout connecting the knowledge which learnt from the junior secondary level and from other senior secondary subjects, students are expected to develop a more solid knowledge foundation, which constructed by inquiring and investigating different topics from different aspects. Also, evaluating the complexities and priorities of different solutions in different issues and the decision-making processes are expecting students to acquire.

 

Areas of Study

·         Hong Kong under “One Country, Two Systems”

·         The Content and Application of “One Country, Two Systems”

·         The Conditions of the Nation and National Identity

·         The Characteristics of Hong Kong as A Multi-Cultural Society

 

 

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Liberal Studies (S5-S6)

 

Course Objectives

 

Liberal Studies provides opportunities for students to explore issues relevant to the human condition in a wide range of contexts. Liberal Studies enables students to understand the contemporary world and its pluralistic nature. It enables students to make connections among different disciplines, examine issues from a variety of perspectives, and construct personal knowledge of immediate relevance to themselves in today's world.

Areas of Study

Independent Enquiry Study (IES)

A. Self & Personal Development
Module 1: Personal Development & Interpersonal Relationships

Students are required to conduct as IES making use of the knowledge and perspectives gained
from the three Areas of Study and extending them to new issues or contexts. To help students develop their IES titles,
the following themes are suggested:

  • Media
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Sports
  • Art
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

B. Society & Culture
Module 2: Hong Kong Today
Module 3: Modern China
Module 4: Globalization

C. Science, Technology & the Environment
Module 5: Public Health
Module 6: Energy Technology & the Environment

 

Module 1: Personal Development and Interpersonal Relationships

 

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Understanding oneself

What challenges and opportunities does a person have during adolescence?

2. Interpersonal relationships

What interpersonal factors facilitate adolescents to reflect upon and prepare for the transition to adulthood?


Module 2: Hong Kong Today

 

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Quality of Life

Which directions might be chosen in maintaining and improving Hong Kong residents? Quality of life?

2. Rule of law and socio-political participation

How do Hong Kong residents participate in political and social? Affairs and come to grips with rights and responsibilities with respect to the rule of law?

3. Identity

How are the identities of Hong Kong residents developed?


Module 3: Modern China

 

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. China's reform and opening-up

What impact has reform and opening-up had on the overall development of the country and on people's life?

2. Chinese culture and modern life

With respect to the evolution of concepts of the family, what kind of relationship between traditional culture and modern life has been manifested?
To what extent are traditional customs compatible with modern Chinese society?


Module 4: Globalization

 

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Impact of globalization

Why do people from different parts of the world react differently to the opportunities and challenges brought by globalization?


Module 5: Public Health

 

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Understanding of public health

How is people understanding of disease and public health affected by different factors?

2. Science, technology and public health

To what extent does science and technology enhance the development of public health?


Module 6: Energy Technology and the Environment

 

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. The influences of energy technology

How do energy technology and environmental problems relate to each other?

2. The environment and sustainable development

Why has sustainable development become an important contemporary issue?
What is the relationship between its occurrence and the development of science and technology?

 

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Economics (S3-S6)

 

Course Objectives

 

  • To obtain a thorough understanding of general economic principals and concepts and their application to real world situations.
  • To understand and interpret economic information presented in different forms.
  • To acquire some basic tools and skills in economic analysis.
  • To understand the economic system of Hong Kong.

 

Secondary 3

 

S3 Economics Curriculum

 

Topics

Content

Economics Basic Concepts

  • Relationship between scarcity, choice and opportunity cost
  • How do we use the concept of opportunity cost to explain human behavior?
  • Absolute and comparative advantages

A Case Study in Economics

  • Take catering as an example for Economic theory application such as economies of scale, division of labour, etc

Measurement of Economic Performance

  • ntroduction of different macroeconomics concept, e.g., Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment rate, price index, etc
  • Study and interpretation of data – how can we tell the economic performance of an economy by referring to the concept?

Money and Banking

  • How do we solve the problems arising from barter by using money?
  • Good forms of money
  • Functions of money
  • Banking system in Hong Kong

 

Secondary 4

 

Topic

Microeconomics:

Chp 1: Basic economic concepts
Chp 2: The three basic economic problems

Chp 3: Ownership of firms
Chp 4: Production and division of labour
Chp 5: Factors of production
Chp 6: Production in the short run and long run

Chp 7: The objective and expansion of firms
Chp 8: Determination of market price
Chp 9: Change in Market prices

Chp 10: Price elasticity of demand and supply
Chp 11: Market intervention
Chp 12: Market Structure

 

Secondary 5

 

Topic

Chp 13: Efficiency, Equity and the role of Government (1)

Chp 14: Efficiency, Equity and the role of Government (2)

 

Macroeconomics:

Chp 15: Measurement of economic performance (I)
Chp 16: Measurement of economic performance (II)

Chp 19: Money and banking
Chp 20: Money supply and money demand
Chp 21: Business cycle, Changes in the general price level and unemployment

Chp 17: Aggregate demand and aggregate supply
Chp 18: Determination of output and price
Chp 22: Fiscal policy and monetary policy


Secondary 6

 

Topic

Chp 23: Absolute and comparative advantage

Chp 24: Trade barrier

Chp 25: Exchange rate and balance of payments

Elective 1:

Chp 26: Monopoly Pricing

Chp 27: Anti-competitive Behaviours and Competition Policy

 

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Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (S3-S6)

 

Course Objectives

 

1. Through the study of the BAFS curriculum, students will be able to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • the intertwined relationships of different business areas;
  • the dynamic environment in which businesses operate, where changes influence planning and decision-making;
  • the importance of accounting in managing a business;
  • the functions of management in formulating effective strategies for businesses; and
  • the importance of managing personal finance.

 

2. Students are expected to develop generic skills, in particular, the ability to:

  • use information technology to locate, select and organize relevant business information for decision-making;
  • investigate, analyze and evaluate business issues from a variety of perspectives;
  • communicate business information and issues effectively; and
  • work in a team situation and assume a leadership role.

 

3. Students are expected to develop positive values and attitudes so that they may:

  • be informed, active and responsible participants in the business world;
  • be critically aware of the importance of socially responsible and ethical business behaviour; and
  • behave responsibly in controlling their personal finances.

 

Secondary 3

 

Topic

Content

Business Environment and Introduction to Management

  • Forms of Business Ownership
  • Overview of Key Business Functions
  • Marketing
  • Leadership Styles

Introducing to Accounting

  • Overview of Accounting
  • Accounting Equation
  • Double Entry System / Effects of Transactions
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Basic Ratio Analysis
  • Costing

Basics of Personal Financial Management

  • Mandatory Provident Fund
  • Stock Market

 

Secondary 4

 

Compulsory Part
(Paper 1)

Business Environment

Hong Kong Business Environment
Forms of Business Ownership
Business Ethics and Social Responsibilities

Introduction to Management

Management Functions
Effective Management
Key Business Functions
Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Management
Business Communication

Introduction to Accounting

Purposes and the Changing Role of Accounting
Uses of Financial Statements
Accounting Principles and Conventions
The Accounting Cycle
Basic Ratio Analysis

Basics of Personal Financial Management

Fundamentals of Financial Management
Personal Financial Management


Secondary 5-6

 

Elective Part

Accounting Module
(Paper 2A)

Financial Accounting

Adjustments for the preparation of financial statements
Financial reporting for different forms of business ownership
Control Systems
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Financial Analysis
Incomplete Records
IT Applications in Accounting
Ethical Issues in Accounting

Cost Accounting

Cost classification, concepts and terminology
Job Costing
Marginal and Absorption Costing
Cost Accounting for decision-making

OR

Business Management Module
(Paper 2B)

Financial Management

Financial Analysis
Budgeting
Sources of Financing
Capital Investment Appraisal
Working Capital Management
Risk Management

Human Resources Management

Functions of Human Resources Management
Development of a Quality Workforce

Marketing Management

Role of Marketing
Marketing Research
Customer Behaviour
Marketing Strategies for Goods and Services
Consumerism

 

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Geography (S3-S6)

 

Course Objectives

 

Geographical education at S.3 level aims at enabling our students to develop basic geographical literacy and competency. Apart from helping students to acquire the essential geographical concepts, knowledge and skills for senior secondary education, the subject also equip students with fundamental knowledge and skills to tackle problems and challenges in their daily life. The design of the S.3 Geography curriculum has to strike a delicate balance between the need to stimulate students’ interest in geography and arouse their curiosity about our physical and human worlds on one hand, and the requisite to introduce the basic disciplinary essence of the subject on the other.

 

For S.4 to S.6 Geography, the curriculum comprises a compulsory part and an elective part. The compulsory part comprises seven geographical issues and problems that have strong relevance for Hong Kong students and are expected to be of considerable public concern for a reasonable period of time. They are structured around three major themes, namely ‘Living with our physical environment’, ‘Facing changes in the human environment’, and ‘Confronting global challenges’.

 

Secondary 3

 

Topic

Content

Introduction of Geography

·         What is Geography?

Term 1

Living with natural hazards – Are we better equipped than the others?

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Map reading skills

·         Introduction of natural hazards

·         Global distribution of the major natural hazards

·         The relief of Hong Kong

·         Factors affecting slope stability

·         The causes of landslides in Hong Kong

·         Effects of landslides in Hong Kong

·         Ways to prepare for and respond to landslides in Hong Kong

·         Extreme weather conditions in summer

·         Favourable conditions for the formation of typhoons and its related weather conditions

·         Impact of typhoons on Hong Kong

·         Ways to prepare for and respond to typhoons

·         The structure of the earth

·         Global distribution of earthquakes and its relationship with plate boundaries

·         Causes of earthquakes

·         Direct and indirect effects of earthquakes

·         Ways people prepare for and respond to earthquakes

·         Comparison of the impact of natural hazards and the respective preventive and remedial measures adopted by MDCs and LDCs

·         Reasons for people choosing to stay in hazard-prone areas

Term 2 

Changing climate, changing environments

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Map reading skills

·         Characteristics of the climate of Hong Kong and South China

·         General temperature and precipitation patterns of the world

·         The changing climate of the world:

·         The mechanism of the greenhouse effect

·         Major greenhouse gases and  the causes of the increase in the amount of greenhouse gases

·         Harmful effects of climate change

·         Possible benefits of climate change

·         The changing climate of Hong Kong:

·         Solutions to climate change

 

Secondary 4-6

 

1. Geographical skills

 

2. 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

 

3. 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?

 

4. Confronting global challenges

  • Combating Famine – Is technology a panacea (萬能藥) for food shortage?
  • Disappearing Green Canopy – Who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?
  • Global Warming – Is it fact or fiction (虛構)?


The elective parts serve as an extension to the compulsory of the curriculum. The electives are as follows:

5. Dynamic Earth: the building of Hong Kong

6. A regional study of the Zhujiang Delta

 

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Tourism and Hospitality Studies (THS) (S4)

 

Course Objectives

 

After studying the THS curriculum, students should be able to

  • describe the structure and nature of the various interdependent components of the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • explain and evaluate the relative importance of the tourism and hospitality industry to a host destination and to the global economy.
  • understand tourism and hospitality issues and analyse the main factors affecting the demand for and supply of tourism and hospitality services.
  • identify sustainable tourism strategies that can be used to minimise the negative economic, environmental and social impact of tourism and maximize the positive one.
  • reflect on the importance for tourists and tourism or hospitality operators of fulfilling ethical responsibilities.
  • demonstrate effective application of information technology skills, communication skills, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills in the context of a dynamic tourism and hospitality industry.
  • demonstrate the basic principles and skills in providing quality customer service.
  • demonstrate life skills through class discussions, role-plays and project work.
  • understand the development of an event from the conceptual stage through to its completion.
  • describe and provide examples of how various hospitality sectors differentiate themselves through the variety and mix of hospitality services they provide.

 

Secondary 4 Curriculum

 

 

Topics

Content

Tourism concepts and principles

-       introduction to tourism

-       the meaning of travel, tourism and tourist

-       tourist’s codes of behaviour

-       forms of travel

-       classification of tourists

-       travel motivation of tourists

-       tourism product and destination planning

-       carrying capacity

-       different sectors of the tourism industry

-       distribution channels

-       impact of tourism

 

The local tourism industry

-       The development of tourism in Hong Kong

-       The role of local public sectors in tourism development

 

The meetings, incentives, convention, and exhibitions (MICE) sector

-       The MICE business

-       MICE planning

 

Destination geography

-       Basic concepts of world geography

-       Attractions

-       Major tourism regions: Hong Kong, Macau, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Dubai, France, New Zealand

-       Information related to tourism activities

 

 

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 dictations, major assignments, note-taking and projects, etc. 


Yearly Functions and Activities

 

Photo No.

Description

1.        

S3 BAFS Bazaar

2.        

S3 BAFS Bazaar

3.        

S4-5 Drama about sustainable development

4.        

S4-5 Drama about sustainable development

5.        

S3 Inter-class Geog quiz competition

6.        

S3 Inter-class Geog quiz competition

7.        

S1 Hunger Banquet

8.        

S1 Hunger Banquet

9.        

S5 Sharing by business professional from Euroclear Bank

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S5 Sharing by business professional from Euroclear Bank

9B

S5 Sharing by business professional from Euroclear Bank

10.     

S4-5 LS Forum

11.     

S4-5 LS Forum

12.     

S4-5 LS Forum

13.     

S4-5 LS Forum

14.     

LS Talk

15.     

LS Talk

16.     

S1 Mock LegCo Forum

17.     

S1 Mock LegCo Forum

18.     

S5 Mock Village Activity

19.     

S5 Mock Village Activity

20.     

Visiting Life Journey Centre

21.     

Dialogue in the Dark activity

22.     

Dialogue in the Dark activity

23.     

Visiting Tai Kwun (大館)

24.     

Visiting Court of Final Appeal

25.     

S4 & S5 Geography Field trips

26.     

Dialogue with women CEO

27.     

S6 Personal Finance Workshop

28.     

S6 Personal Finance Workshop

29.     

S5 JA Company Program

30.     

S5 JA Company Program

 

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Department Members

Teacher

Subject & Level

Other Responsibilities

1.     Mr Luke Wong

S2 IH S3&6 Econ

Head of Integrated Humanities and Economics

2.     Ms Jenny Sit

S3,4&6 BAFS (Acct)

Head of Business and Financial Subjects

3.     Mr Scater Choi

 

Head of LS/CSD

4.     Ms Mandy Man

S5&6 LS

Coordinator of LS/CSD

5.     Ms Karen Chan

S5&6 BAFS (Acct)

 

6.     Ms Margaret Chan

S5&6 LS

 

7.     Mr Chan Tak

S3&5 Econ, S4 THS

 

8.     Ms Kellie Lam

S4,5&6 Geog

 

9.     Ms Irene Ng

S2 IH

 

10.  Ms Jothy Liu

S5&6 LS

 

11.  Ms Juno Tang

S2 IH, S3&4 Econ

 

12.  Mr Martin Wong

S3,4,5&6 BAFS (BM)

 

13.  Mr Eric Yau

S1 IH

 

14.  Ms Sue Yu

S1 IH, S3 Geog, S4 CSD

 

15.  Mr Ivan Wong

S1 IH, S3&4 BAFS (Acct)

 

16.  Mr Aaron Chan

S2 IH, S3 Geog, S4 CSD

 

17.  Mr Victor Siu

IH&LS Remedial Classes and Tutorial Room

Teaching Assistant