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1 Kwun Tong Government Secondary School Briefing Session on NSSC Academic Structure

2 (I) 4 Cores: C. Lang E. Lang Maths L.S. (II) Electives 2 or 3 elective subjects chosen from 20 NSS elective subjects, Applied Learning Courses and other language courses (III) OLE Moral & Civic Ed. Community Service Aesthetic Development Physical Development Career-related Experiences 55% 30% 15% NSSC Academic Structure

3 Standards-referenced Reporting  Standards-referenced levels 1-5  5* and 5** will be used to differentiate the best performers from amongst the level 5 candidates  A set of descriptors will be used to indicate the typical performance of candidates at each of the 5 levels

4 Features of Standards- referenced Reporting  The rationale behind it is to explicitly describe the standards achieved by the candidates in terms of knowledge, skills and understanding  Standards are prescribed in each subject so that their requirements are available to candidates before examination  Candidates ’ results will only be compared with the prescribed standards, regardless of the performance of the other candidates taking the same examination

5 Implementation of School-Based Assessment  Some skills (e.g. data collection, implementation of a plan, laboratory skills) cannot be effectively assessed by paper-and-pencil examinations  SBA will enhance the completeness of public assessment and assess different facets of students ’ abilities

6 Chinese Language, English Language, Liberal Studies, Chinese History, Design & Applied Technology, History, Information & Communication Technology, Visual Arts Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science Chinese Literature, Economics, Ethics & Religious Studies, Geography, Health Management & Social Care, Technology & Living, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Literature in English, Physical Education MusicBusiness, Accounting & Financial Studies 2012 Implementation Part implementation (laboratory work) Deferred implementation Deferred implementation Deferred implementation 2013 Implementation Part implementation (laboratory work) Deferred implementation 2014 Implementation School trial 2015 Implementation School trial 2016 Implementation Summary of Strategic Implementation of SBA (as at Apr 2008) No time-line for the implementation of SBA in Mathematics, to be reviewed in the school year 2012/13.

7 How could parents assist their children in adapting to the NSS curriculum?  Parents could provide proper guidance for their children and instil in them positive values and attitudes.  Parents should develop their children ’ s active and independent learning attitudes through daily-life activities, let their children enjoy what they have achieved in learning and understand their learning progress.

8 How could parents assist their children in adapting to the NSS curriculum?  Parents should enhance communication with the schools to get a clear picture of the learning progress of and difficulties encountered by their children.  Parents should render appropriate support to assist their children in learning to learn in light of the changes in the curriculum and learning approaches.

9 How could parents assist their children in adapting to the NSS curriculum? Parents should encourage their children to develop extensive reading habits. Parents should encourage their children to participate in Other Learning Experiences (e.g. Community Service, Physical Development, Aesthetic Development) to achieve all-round development. Impact of such experiences on personal growth is usually positive and long- lasting.

10 Kwun Tong Government Secondary School NSS Curriculum Framework (I)Curriculum Framework NSS1 - NSS3 ( ): Core SubjectsElective SubjectsOther Learning Experiences Chinese Language English Language Mathematics Liberal Studies 3 elective subjects (chosen from a range of 13 elective subjects) Aesthetic Development Physical Development Moral & Civic Education Community Service Career-related experience

11 (II) Elective subjects offered Key Learning AreasSubject Chinese Language EducationChinese Literature Science EducationPhysics Chemistry Biology Combined Science: (K+B)/(K+P)/(B+P) Personal, Social and Humanities Education Geography Economics History Chinese History Tourism and Hospitality Studies Technology EducationBusiness, Accounting & Financial Studies Information & Communication Technology Arts EducationVisual Arts

12 (III) Class Structure Class4A4B4C4D4E Core Subjects Chinese Language + English Language + Mathematics + Liberal Studies X1 Students can choose 3Xs out of 13 electives X2 X3

13 (IV)Proposed Allocation of Lesson Time of NSS Subjects  No. of periods/ cycle:(7 periods x 6 days) + (8 periods x 1 day) = 50 periods/ cycle  Duration of each period: 45 mins/ period SubjectPeriods Allocated Core Subjects English Language8 Chinese Language8 Mathematics8 Liberal Studies6 Elective Subjects X15 X25 X35 OLEAesthetic2 Physical Development2 Moral & Civic Ed. Community Service Career-related Experience 1 Total no. of periods50


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