4 March 2021

Dear Parents and Students,

In November 2017, the Education Bureau set up a task force to review the primary and secondary school curriculum as a whole in order to equip students to meet future challenges, cater to their different learning needs and promote their whole-person development to create space and opportunity. The task force submitted a report to the Education Bureau in September 2020, putting forward suggestions to create space and cater for student diversity. Therefore, on February 2, 2021, the Education Bureau, together with the Curriculum Development Council and the HKEAA, proposed measures to optimize the four core subjects of senior secondary schools through curriculum adjustment and assessment. The proposal for optimizing the four subjects of senior secondary schools can be implemented in S4 as early as the 2021/22 school year, and will take effect in 2024.


Chinese Lang

English Lang


Renamed Subject in lieu
of LS

Lesson Time to be Released

About 50 hours

About 50 hours

About 50 hours

About 100 hours

In 2020, our school had a student enrollment rate of 49.5% in 8 universities in Hong Kong, and the rate of students enrolling in HKU, CUHK and HKUST was higher than 13.5%. In this instance, the scores of 6 subjects were helpful for our students to continue their studies. Since the curriculum and class hours based on the subject that will be renamed in 2021/22 are about half of the original, the public examination scores may only be marked as “not attained” or “attained”. The performance of "attained" may be equivalent to the "Level 2" in DSE. In the past two years, 100% of our students have achieved Level 2 in lS. Reaching this standard should not be a challenge for our students. However, under the premise that the admission standards of universities remain unchanged, most university courses take into account the "best 5 subjects" or even the "best 6 subjects" as their admission criteria. The subject that will be renamed will no longer be graded. Our students under the current school framework can only calculate the scores of 3 core subjects (Chinese, English and mathematics) and 2 elective subjects in their best 5 subjects for JUPAS, which means they will not be admitted to the university courses that require 6 subjects. In the unlikely event of a student failing in any subject in their HKDSE, the scores of poorly performing subjects cannot be eliminated. This is a great risk, which will seriously affect the students' chances and choices for studying at any of the universities.

After thorough discussion, with the interests of our students in mind, we are going to implement 3 core subjects (Chinese, English and mathematics) + 3 elective subjects + re-named subject in Secondary 4 in the 2021/22 school year. The curriculum structure is now under discussion with teachers. A final decision from teachers will be passed to the IMC for approval. A parent meeting will be held on May 14 with the S3 students and their parents to introduce the school's latest elective selection arrangements. Please reserve time to attend this meeting if you are an S3 parent or student.

The school keeps abreast of the latest guidelines from the Education Bureau, and bases its direction to find the most suitable plan for our students so that they can continuously improve their academic standards and pursue excellence and self-improvement in their studies. In addition, the school has also continued to promote other learning experiences during the epidemic. One example is the Extended Learning Days on either March 15 or 16, which will allow students to be provided with one or two days learning experience outside classroom, and allows students to broaden their horizons and enhance interpersonal interactions. This year, our students actively participated in the 71st Inter-School Speech Festival and achieved good results. One student was the champion, two got the runner-up prize, four came in third place and 45 achieved merit certificates, totaling 51 awards. Congratulations!

Best regards,
Constance Cheung

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
(Isaiah 41:10)