General Studies

General Studies

Curriculum Aims

The GS curriculum aims to enable students to:

  • maintain healthy personal development and become confident, rational and responsible citizens;
  • recognize their roles and responsibilities as members of the family and society and show concern for the common good;
  • develop a sense of national identity and be committed to contributing to the nation and the world;
  • develop curiosity and interest in the natural world and technological world as well as understand the impact of science and technology on society;
  • develop care and concern for the environment and practice green living.

Learning Targets

Students are expected to:

  • understand their growth and development, develop a healthy lifestyle and respect for themselves and others, and attach importance to harmonious interpersonal relationships;
  • understand the development and changes of the community, and appreciate and respect multiculturalism of Hong Kong;
  • develop care and concern for the well-being of their families, the community of Hong Kong, the nation and the world, and as a result understand their roles and responsibilities in their families, society and country, respect the rule of law and contribute for the common good;
  • develop interest in exploring the scientific world and technological world, be able to integrate and apply science and technology knowledge and skills to solve everyday problems
  • understand the impact of science and technology on human society and the environment, and practice green living.

Strands

There are six strands in the GS curriculum, which provide students with diversified learning experiences that lay a solid foundation for their learning. The six strands are:

  • Health and Living
  • People and Environment
  • Science and Technology in Everyday Life
  • Community and Citizenship
  • National Identity and Chinese Culture
  • Global Understanding and Information Era

Strengths

  • About 67% of the lessons are conducted in English. Students are well-prepared for learning in secondary school adopting English as the medium of instructions.
  • General Studies Room was established in 2008. Students have a better environment for group work and experiments. It provides students with opportunities of hands-on and minds-on learning activities in order to foster learning.

Life-wide Learning

Life-wide learning provides students with the opportunities to learn in authentic contexts. Diversified life-wide learning activities are organized to deepen students’ learning as well as develop in them positive values and attitudes, through observation, experimental learning, sharing and reflection.


STEM Education

Through integration and application of knowledge and skills of the key learning areas of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, students would realise that the development of science, technology and mathematics is closely related to the societal environment and that the advancement in science and technology could help improve the quality of life. The experiences of integrating and applying knowledge and skills to solve authentic problems and make inventions would help the development of positive values and attitudes among students as part of whole-person development.


 

Project Learning

Project learning is a powerful learning and teaching strategy to promote self-directed learning. It usually starts with challenging questions or problems, and involves students in planning, reading and making decisions over a period of time. It enables students to connect their knowledge, skills, values and attitudes, so as to construct knowledge through a variety of activities. Instead of relying on textbooks, project learning provides an alternative learning experience by using a range of learning materials obtained through various channels. It allows students to construct their own knowledge.
After the whole learning process, students have to come to a conclusion and reflect on the whole project. Students can share their learning products, improve their presentation skills and self-confidence. This can be done in a variety of forms such as written report, oral presentation, broadcasting or drama.

  

Gifted Education

Creative Science(Primary 5-6)

Interest Class
Little Engineer(Primary 1-2)
Little Engineer(Primary 3-4)
Mechanical Engineer(Primary 5-6)

 

Acheivements

康樂及文化事務署、香港科學館、香港教育大學、香港教育大學可持續發展教育中心、
香港教育大學科學與環境學系、教育局、香港教育城、中國教育科學研究院STEM教育研究中心、香港數理教育學會、行政長官卓越教學獎教師協會主辦
第二十二屆「常識百搭」小學STEM探究展覽傑出獎
5A 林震宇
5B 陳謙瑜
5B 魏梓明
6A 陳崇朗
6B 李文嘉

UNSW Global主辦
ICAS Science - Distinction
5A Cheung Wan Chi
5A Poon Ho Kwok
5B Chan Him Yu Jonas
6B Szeto Wang Kit

學習資源

1. 常識教育網<學生園地>
https://newgs.ephhk.com
2. 衛生署衛生防護中心
https://www.chp.gov.hk
3. 食物環境衛生署
https://www.fehd.gov.hk
4. 能源效益
http://www.hk-phy.org/energy
5. 香港公共博物館
https://www.museums.gov.hk
6. 香港旅遊發展局
http://www.discoverhongkong.com
7. 香港天文台
https://www.hko.gov.hk
8. 香港天文學會
https://www.hkas.org.hk
9. 世界自然(香港)基金會
https://www.wwf.org.hk
10. 燦爛的中國文明
https://www.hkchiculture.net