ACADEMIC

Humanities & Liberal Studies

There are four subjects in the Department of Humanities & Liberal Studies, viz. Economics, Geography, Chinese History and Liberal Studies. The aim of these subjects is to develop students' social and humanistic perspective so to help them make judgments on issues in local community, the nation and the world.

 

Economics

Geography

Chinese History

Liberal Studies

Economics is a study of the choices that individuals and societies make about how to allocate their scarce resources among competing uses. It is a social science, applying scientific methods of analysis to problems of human interaction.

 

Aims

 

  • To provide pupils of varying aptitudes with the basic economic knowledge necessary to understand better the world in which they live;
  • To provide students with knowledge and understanding about the interactions of different economic sectors;
  • To provide students with an understanding of the Hong Kong economy;
  • To develop pupils the ability to communicate through the effective use of economic terminology and data;
  • To develop in student the skills in logical and critical thinking, especially about economic issues.

 

Curriculum

 

Major topics covered in the syllabus of HKDSE include:

 

A.  Core:

  • Basic Economic concepts
  • Market and price
  • Firm and production
  • Competition and market structure
  • Efficiency, equity and the role of government
  • Measurement of economic performance
  • National income determination and price level
  • Money and banking
  • Macroeconomic problems and policies
  • International trade and finance

 

B.   Elective:

 

Elective 1: Monopoly pricing, anti-competitive behaviors and competition policy

To broaden students’ horizons, useful seminars and competition activities on  economics and financial related topics will be arranged for different grades.

 

Elective 2: Extension of trade theory, Economic growth and development

To guide students in the "Extension of trade theory", to understand the key concepts and theories of absolute advantage, comparative advantage, and gains from trade by using the production possibilities frontier (PPF).

In the part of “Economic Growth and Development”, it is important for students

to understand that economic growth and development are two related, but

different concepts.

 

Aims

 

Geography is an integrated study of people, places, landscapes and environments. We work together to deepen students' understanding of the world and the contemporary challenges such as climatic change, food security and energy choices that students may face in the future.

 

Objectives

 

•  To promote Geography as a dynamic and exciting subject so as to inspire students'

   passion and interest in the subject.

•  To give students a broad understanding on the processes that shape the landscape

   patterns in Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world.

•  To foster students' caring attitude towards world issues and challenges.

•  To develop supportive values and attitudes, which help create and maintain a

    sustainable environment and cultivate a sense of belonging to our society and

    nation.

•  To develop a range of transferable generic skills needed for life-long learning,

   such as critical thinking.

Curriculum

 

With regard to students’ performance and the comprehensive review in the past, major arrangements are made:

 

•  All students have to complete at least one project work;

•  Emphasizing in keywords and concepts drilling to strengthen students' competence

   in handling public examinations;

•  Map reading and practical skills for Grade 7 to 12;

•  At least two local trips for Grade 10 and 11 students, and one overseas visit to

   Taiwan in May 2015.

 

中國歷史科

通識教育科

 

教學目標

 •  加深學生對自身、社會、國家、人文世界和物質環境的理解;了解個人、社會、國

   家和全球議題的相互關聯,以及自然環境與社會的互相倚賴

•  增加學生對當代議題的關注與思考;識別對個人和社會議題的不同意見背後的價值

   取向,並在個人和社會層面的議題和問題上,運用批判性思考能力、創造力和從多

   角度考慮作出判斷和決定;

•  教導學生清楚表達自己的論據,並以尊重、開放和寬容的態度來看待其他人所持的

   意見和價值觀;

•  培養學生成為盡責認真的公民,並在多元社會中欣賞和尊重不同的文化和觀點,學

   習處理衝突,欣賞所屬文化及認識不同文化之相異。

 

課程內容

第十級

  • 單元學習:今日香港 / 現代中國 / 全球化
  • 通識睇真啲
  • 考題練習
  • 晨早讀報
  • 專題閱讀報告

 

第十一級

  • 單元學習:個人成長與人際關係 / 能源科技與環境 / 公共衛生
  • 通識睇真啲
  • 考題練習
  • 校本評核
  • 晨早讀報
  • 高階通識 (前段)

 

第十二級

  • 高階通識 (後段)
  • 通識睇真啲
  • 考題練習
  • 晨早讀報

 

第七至九級

  • 初中學生每週三進行晨早新聞閱讀,由班主任帶領學生討論時事或通識議題。
  • 每學期最後一次週會舉行「通識鬥一番」大賽,成績最優秀的同學將獲加許。

通識教育科 比賽與活動

醫學通識年賽 2017 - 愛滋病通識盃 - 冠軍 (2017)

區文力、陳煒庭、李卓明及唐迪生同學奪得冠軍,獲頒獎盃和獎學金。

「社會科學通識年賽2015/16 - 環保通識盃」- 亞軍 (2016)

陳倩思、梁伊淇、郭詩慧、趙梓彤同學奪得亞軍,獲頒獎盃和獎學金。

粵港澳大灣區考察團 (2018)

參觀深圳星河產業集團及Beeplus聯合辦公空間

深圳前海考察團 (2017)

參觀騰訊大廈及比亞迪汽車總部。

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