Junior Secondary Curriculum
In line with our educational philosophy, the English curriculum at the College aims to offer a broad and deep language learning experience for our students from S1 through to S6. We have incorporated and seamlessly integrated all eight of the NSS electives into our curriculum starting in S1, blending in both literary and non-literary electives with other school-designed units so as to enliven and broaden study.
The units of work are eclectic and have been specially developed for the students at HKUGAC. Therefore, no one text book has been used in their construction, but a variety of texts has contributed to the overall units. The units are thematically based and in lower secondary the learning of English revolves around the language arts, designed to allow for the different ways of learning: auditory, kinaesthetic, oral, visual. The aim is to stimulate students’ interest in learning English and to instil a love for the language. To this end, students are encouraged to work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas. At the same time, students will be expected to reﬂect on and evaluate their own work and the work of others and actively engage as independent learners and as critical and reﬂective thinkers with enquiring minds.
Senior Secondary Curriculum
The senior secondary English curriculum at HKUGAC is a continuation of the varied, collaborative learning our students begin in S1. By the end of S6 our students will have extended upon the NSS electives incorporated into the junior programme and covered the full range of literary and non-literary electives that have been integrated seamlessly into the full six-year curriculum. As in the junior forms, all the units of work are eclectic and have been specially developed for the students. The senior secondary units are thematically based with an eye on the public examinations.
The units require a great deal of critical thinking from the students and are designed to allow for the different ways of learning including auditory, kinaesthetic, verbal, and visual modes of learning.
Lessons are a mix of group-interactive and individual learning processes and are skills- and knowledge-based, requiring students to make decisions and form opinions about the relevance of the information collected and to decide on the language skills needed to complete tasks satisfactorily.