At junior secondary levels, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Computer Literacy, and Social Sciences (Geography, Life and Society*) are taught in English or supplemented with Extended Learning Activities in English according to students’ abilities, so that students can articulate with the Arts and Science subjects taught in English at the New Senior Secondary levels. Putonghua Chinese is taught in Chinese at junior secondary levels to extend the language potential of students. The school strives to enhance the language environment by using English and Putonghua in announcements and encouraging teachers and students to communicate in both English and Putonghua; strengthening the strategy of “Catering for Learner Differences“ by using continuous assessment (benchmarking) to understand students’ language proficiency and intervene in a timely manner to ensure that language proficiency is met. To improve English language proficiency, the school has received more than $3 million from the Government to fund the development of English language courses (such as after-school gifted English courses, English drama courses, English enrichment courses, English online self-learning courses) and to enrich the English learning environment (such as English ambassadors, Speak English Day, English drama performance, etc.)
The school has made great efforts to develop e-learning and STEM education, such as implementing the junior secondary STEM curriculum, enhancing the e-learning platform resources, and promoting students’ use of iPads for learning; strengthening the school’s network infrastructure to further develop students’ self-learning environment, build up independent learning habits and abilities, and promote students’ effective learning. The school received the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence from the EDB in 2007 and the International Outstanding e-Learning Awards (STEM) (Golden Award) from the University of Hong Kong in 2016/2017, reflecting the professionalism and excellence of teachers and the school’s achievements in IT and STEM development.
The school has been invited by the EDB to collaborate in the development of school-based curriculum and seed projects. The school systematically bridges different learning experiences and focuses on nurturing universal skills, attitudes, and values to provide students with a holistic and balanced development. In 2019/2020, the school participated in the “LAC Study” conducted by the EDB and the University of Hong Kong, which gave positive feedback and recognition to our cross-curricular English programme. In addition, the school’s new library, STEM teaching resource centre, IT innovation lab self-study rooms, multi-purpose classrooms, and other facilities have brought about greater progress and development of the learning atmosphere and language setting in the school.