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Citizenship and Social Development

  • Curriculum Aims

    • The aims of Citizenship and Social Development are to help students:

      • enhance understanding of society, the country, the human world, the physical environment and related knowledge

      • develop multiple perspectives on contemporary mature topics in different contexts (e.g. cultural, social, economic, political and technological contexts);

      • become independent thinkers; be able to adapt to the ever-changing personal, social, national and global circumstances and construct knowledge; understand the complexities of the topics, and the challenges and processes involved in decision-making for making law-abiding, rational and affective analysis, and learning how to handle conflicting values;

      • inherit Chinese culture and heritage in a pluralistic society, deepen understanding and sense of identity of individuals with Chinese nationality and Chinese citizenship, and at the same time appreciate, respect and embrace diversity in cultures and views;

      • develop skills relevant to life-long learning and strengthen their ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills, including critical thinking skills, creativity, problem solving skills, communication skills, collaboration skills, data management skills, self-management skills, self-learning skills, and information technology skills

      • develop positive values and attitudes towards life, so that they can become informed and responsible citizens of society, the country and the world.

  • Curriculum Framework and Outline

  • Mainland Study Tour (Not involving public assessment)

  • Assessment

    • The examination of this subject consists of one paper only

    • Students will be required to answer all questions with the data provided by the data response questions.

    • Various types of questions will be set, such as multiple choice questions, short questions, short essay questions, etc. depending on the nature of data and topics.

    • The term “data” in this examination is to be interpreted in the broadest possible sense to mean any type of information. The data provided in the questions of the examination may include, but not limited to, the following: articles, news items, reports, memos, letters, advertisements, written dialogues, charts, graphs, tables, maps, pictures, illustrations and cartoons.

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