Geography

地理

Introduction

Geography is an indispensable discipline that enables us to understand the Earth we are living in from spatial and ecological perspectives. It provides a systematic framework for inquiry in order to find answers to questions about our surrounding world.

Secondary school geographical education should aim at the development of basic geographic competency in our students. It also equips the students with fundamental geographic knowledge and skills to tackle problems and challenges in their daily life.

Aims

The aims of this curriculum are to enable students to:

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;

  1. develop the general intellectual capacity and generic skills needed for lifelong learning through geographical enquiry, and the ability to apply these in life situations;
  2. appreciate the wonder, interdependence and fragility of the local and global environment, and the importance of promoting sustainable development; and
  3. develop a sense of citizenship, a global outlook, and readiness to take action for the betterment of society, the nation and the world.
Curriculum

Form Curriculum Remarks
S.1 Not applicable The school does not offer the subject at this level
S.2
S.3
  • Living with Natural Hazards
  • Global Shift of Manufacturing Industry
S.4
  • C1 Opportunities and Risks
  • C2 Managing Rivers and Coastal Environments
  • C3 Changing industrial locations
  • C4 Building a Sustainable City
Part of the content of C4 (Building a Sustainable City) will be taught in summer
S.5
  • C5 Combating Famine
  • C6 Disappearing Green Canopy
  • C7 Global Warming
Part of the content of E1 (Dynamic Earth) will be taught in summer
S.6
  • E1 Dynamic Earth
  • E2 Weather and Climate OR E4 Regional Study of Pearl River Delta (Depending on the overall ability of students in that year)
Mode of Assessment
Paper 1 Paper 2
Weighting: 75% 25%
Scope: Compulsory part Elective part
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes 1 hour and 15 minutes
Section/ Question type:

A. Multiple-choice (20%)

B. Fieldwork-based (15%)

C. Data/Skill-based/Structured (30%)

D. Short Essay (10%)

E. Data/Skill-based/Structured (15%)

F. Short Essay (10%)

The modes of assessment also include field reports and class performance to evaluate students’ learning progress, apart from examinations and regular tests.

Activities

Field visits to geoparks have been organized regularly (including Ma Shi Chau, Sharp Island and High Island Reservoir, etc.)

Photographs

Field visit to Ma Shi Chau

Field visit to High Island Reservoir

NSS Geography Field Study Course
River Channel Study