Curriculum Language Policy [ ENG | 中文 ]  
2023/24 Language Policy
With the introduction of the Fine-tuning Policy for Medium of Instruction in 10/11, Bilingual Education policy has been implemented. Junior form students are allocated to three “EMI” classes and one “Less EMI” classes.

Trilingual – Cantonese, Putonghua and English
Biliterate – Chinese and English

Key Learning Areas Subjects S.1 S.2 S.3 S.4
Three classes One class Three classes One class Three classes One class
Religious Education Biblical Knowledge C C C C C C
Chinese Language Education Chinese Language C C C C C C
Putonghua P P        
English Language Education English Language E E E E E E
Mathematics Education Mathematics E E E E E E
Mathematics (M2)       E E E
Cross KLAs Citizenship and Social Development       C C C
Personal, Social and Humanities Studies Geography C* C C* C C* C C C C
History E* C E* C C* C C C C
Chinese History C C C C C C
Economics       C C C
Life and Society C* C C* C C* C      
Science Education Integrated Science E E E      
Biology       E E E
Chemistry       E E E
Physics       E E E
Technology Education Information and Communication Technology (ICT) E C E C E C E E E
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (BAFS) -Business Management Strand
      C C C
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (BAFS) -Accounting Strand       E    
Technology and Living C* C C* C        
Arts Education Visual Arts C* C C* C C* C C C C
Music C* C C* C C* C C    
Physical Education Physical Education C* C C* C C* C C C C

Remarks :
C -- Chinese medium of instruction
C* -- Chinese medium of instruction with English Extended Learning Activities
E -- English medium of Instruction
E* -- English medium of instruction supplemented with Chinese
P -- Putonghua medium of instruction


1. English Language Education
  This is the ‘headquarters’ for English language learning where the basics and ‘English for everyone’ happen. While in senior secondary it is unavoidably more exam-oriented, in junior secondary, students’ interest and confidence in the language are fostered.
  Formal curriculum
    Use of a variety of learning and teaching strategies and assignments (e.g. Self-Access Learning Record, Fast Write etc.)
  Language Arts Programme to enable students to use the language to express themselves
    S1 Drama
S2 Poetry
S3 Public Speaking
  Smaller class arrangement to cater for students’ learning diversity
    S.1 4 classes 5 groups
    S.2 4 classes 5 groups
    S.3 4 classes 5 groups
    S.4 4 classes 5 groups
    S.5 4 classes 6 groups
    S.6 4 classes 6 groups
  Enhancement and Remedial activities
    For example, enrichment courses, tutorial schemes and speaking training.
  Annual whole-form activities

Internal :
Drama Performances, Poetry Recitals, Public Speaking Training

External :
Participation in the Hong Kong School Speech Competitions, Debate, Writing Contests, etc.
2. English Across the Curriculum
  With the aim to arouse students’ English standard, the Language across the Curriculum (LaC) Committee help students establish meaningful links across learning experiences acquired in different KLAs while consolidating their language skills developed in the English Language subject.
  S.1 After-school Bridging Programme is organized to support students’ learning Maths and Science in English.
  English Teachers and Subject Teachers collaborate on selected topics in different subjects.
  Non-EMI Subject Teachers design EMI learning materials and assessments for students.
  Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of cross-curricula English activities (e.g. STEM board display competition, Significant moment in History).
3. English Learning Environment
  ‘English Activities Committee’ led by a team of English Teacher Advisors and a body of English Ambassadors to foster the students in using English in campus. Different activities have been held to promote English in learning.
  English used on school occasions and gatherings like Morning Assemblies, Sports Day, Swimming Gala, Inauguration Ceremonies, etc.
  Annual musical production.
  Gospel broadcast in English.
  Annual study tours to English-speaking countries.
  Cross-curricular activities in English, etc.

1. Chinese Language Education
  Chinese is our mother tongue which we use for daily communication and learning. Students learn to appreciate the language and gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture.

  Formal curriculum
    Cantonese is used to teach the subject of Chinese Language Education as it faces the challenge of a reformed curriculum which stresses the skills of the language.
  Smaller class arrangement to cater for students’ learning diversity
    S.4 4 classes 5 groups
    S.5 - S.6 4 classes 6 groups
  School-based curriculum
    School-based textbooks on Classical Chinese, Anthology, Idioms, etc. are adopted to arouse students’ interest in reading and develop their appreciation of the language and gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture.
  Enhancement and Remedial activities
    To enhance junior form students’ interest in reading.
  Annual whole-form activities
Chinese Culture Quiz, Idiom Contest, Store telling, Solo Verse / Choral Speaking Competitions,
Indicidual Presentation Competitions, Debate Competitions

External :
Participation in the Hong Kong School Speech Festival, Speech Competitions and Writing Competitions (each student joins at least one public competition)
  Reading Scheme
    The establishment of a Reading Corner in each class, subscription to Chinese magazines, and the organizing a book fair. Students are required to write a book report.
2. The Subject of Putonghua
  One period (55 minutes) per week in S.1 and S.2 - Students grasp essentials in Pinyin and communicate in the language through various activities. Students are recommended with school subsidy to take GAPSK for recognition of qualification. Putonghua Ambassadors host assemblies once every 2 weeks.