Purposes

The aims of the curriculum are to enable students to:

  1. understand the Earth they inhabit, and enable them to recognise and interpret, from a spatial perspective, the arrangement of phenomena and features on Earth, the processes at work, the interactions that occur, the changes that result, and the issues and management responses that arise;

  2. develop the general intellectual capacity and generic skills needed for lifelong learning through geographical enquiry, and the ability to apply these in life situations;

  3. appreciate the wonder, interdependence and fragility of the local and global environment, and the importance of promoting sustainable development; and

  4. develop a sense of citizenship, a global outlook, and readiness to take action for the betterment of society, the nation and the world.

 

Curriculum

Junior Form

  • Map reading skills

    • Gradient

    • Vertical exaggeration

    • Map evidence

  • Plate tectonics and tectonic hazards

 

Senior Form

  • Compulsory Part:

    • Living with our physical environment

      1. Opportunities and Risks – Is it rational to live in hazard-prone areas?

      2. Managing Rivers and Coastal Environments: A continuing challenge

    • Facing changes in the human environment

      1. Changing Industrial Location – How and why does it change over space and time?

      2. Building a Sustainable City – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?

    • Confronting global challenges

      1. Combating Famine – Is technology a panacea for food shortage?

      2. Disappearing Green Canopy – Who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?

      3. Global Warming – Is it fact or fiction?

  • Elective Part:

    1. Dynamic Earth: the building of Hong Kong

    2. Weather and Climate

 

Teachers

Teacher-in-charge Ms Fung Yuk Fun
Members Ms Lam Wai Ping