In the past few years, our School has received 400 to 500 applications each year. We invited about 200 students for an interview annually.
The interview is conducted in both Cantonese and English, and no group interview is arranged. Through the interview, we aim to evaluate applicants’ proficiencies in Chinese and English, understanding of general knowledge, and logical thinking in mathematics
Our School has planned to conduct face-to-face interviews on March 11, 2023 (Saturday).
Our School selects students for interviews based on their (1) academic performance in school and rank orders provided by the Education Bureau, (2) achievements and awards in extra-curricular activities, and services.
The interview time will not be changed. However, applicants may contact our School General Office (23809621) in case of personal predicament. Our School might exercise discretion for individual cases.
(1) School performance and rank order provided by the Education Bureau (40%)
(2) Achievements and awards in extra-curricular activities, and services (20%)
(3) Interview performance (40%)
The conduct grade of applicants must be B or above. Our School first selects about 200 students to participate in the S1 DP interviews based on items (1) and (2).
After the interviews, we will select successful applicants based on an aggregate score from items (1) to (3).
Applicants should state their top five outstanding performance or activities in different areas in the application form.
So whether the applicants are selected or not at this stage is not based on their previous DP and CA applications.
We adopt English as the medium of instruction in all subjects, except Chinese Language, Chinese History and Putonghua.
In addition, our School equips S1 to S3 students with communication, collaborative, and problem-solving skills, and cultivates students’ values of cherishing life and caring for the community through interdisciplinary projects and studies in conjunction with STREAM education, such as 'Aquaponics', 'iGreenhouse' and 'Smart Home'.
With tailor-made school-based learning materials, students are trained to solve authentic problems in daily life through reading and hands-on-minds-on practice.
Teachers will distribute preview and review learning materials in their online classrooms, and students can also ask questions through the online platform.
Tier 1 is to adopt various teaching strategies in regular lessons to develop students' potential in creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership, such as the STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) project learning in junior levels.
Tier 2 is to provide specific or interdisciplinary pull-out training programmes in school for students with remarkable abilities, such as the “HKU Academy for the Talented”, "HKUST Secondary Schools-University Dual Programme" and "CUHK Science Academy for the talents".
Tier 3 is to provide special training and learning opportunities outside school for exceptionally gifted students, such as International Junior Science Olympiad HK Screening Competition, International Biology Olympiad (HK Contest), Hong Kong Physics Olympiad, as well as competitions and project learning jointly organized by our School, universities, and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.
Our school-based gifted education incorporates the three gifted elements of high-order thinking skills, creativity, and personal and social skills into the first and second tiers of the whole school curriculum.
S1 Orientation Day in August and Talk on S1 Adaptation in September equip students with the skills and knowledge to prepare themselves well for the challenges ahead. The Big Brothers and Sisters Scheme and S1 Sunshine Meeting also allow S1 students to get access to timely support and guidance.
All S1 students are put into small groups in which their trained big brothers and sisters would offer them help on a regular and frequent basis. For instance, BBSS Study Group conducted before examination is for S1 students to get additional help on a specific problem or topic.
Our School has a dual class teacher system from S1 to S5, so that students can receive more attention and support.
Moreover, the Pastoral Care Team conducts regular meetings for class teachers to promote student well-being.
In addition, our School conducts Life Education Programme once a cycle.
The functional teams of Careers and Life Planning, Discipline, Environmental Education, Extra-curricular Activities, Guidance and Counseling, Health and Sex Education, Moral Education, National and Civic Education, and together with the Special Education Needs Coordinator design and conduct various activities, exhibitions, competitions, talks, and sharing sessions for students to nurture their positive values and attitudes.
Last but not least, gifted students are encouraged to participate in various competitions and activities, so as to unleash their potential and enjoy valuable learning opportunities and experiences.
We have five major student bodies, including Big Brothers and Sisters' Scheme, Camp Warden Association, House Association, Prefect Body, and Student Union.
There are also many student-led clubs, societies and interest groups. Not only do students learn to design and host a wide range of activities, but also serve their peers and enrich their school life.
More importantly, it is necessary for them to hone their skills in problem-solving, collaboration and communication as leaders, so as to prepare them for future challenges.
You can share the learning experiences of our student leaders through the videos in our S1 Admission webpage.
We enable our students to build a solid foundation of subject knowledge, master the necessary generic skills in the 21st century, foster positive core values, and then apply what they have acquired to serve and better the whole community. Therefore, we conduct the School Self-Evaluation (SSE) once every three years to collect opinions from stakeholders, review the development direction of the School, and formulate the school development plan to keep pace with the times and facilitate students' personal growth and social development.
(Please refer to the School Development Plan 2021/22 – 2023/24 for details.)
Through the survey, we identify the learning preferences of students, re-examine various related resources, and devise which elective subjects and subject combinations to be offered in the coming school year, catering for the interests and needs of students. After that, the S3 students will submit the official elective subjects selection form. We will then allocate elective subjects to students based on their annual average scores in internal exams. The results of elective subjects allocation are released in July.
In 2022/23, our School offers 12 elective subjects and more than 40 subject combinations for S4 students to facilitate their learning.