Liberal Studies / Citizenship and Social Development & Social Studies


Liberal Studies / Citizenship and Social Development (S.4-S.6)



  • To enhance students‘ understanding of themselves, their society, their country, the human world, the physical environment and the related knowledge;
  • To develop students’ multiple perspectives on contemporary topics in different contexts (e.g. cultural, social, economic, political and technological contexts);
  • To train students to become independent thinkers who are 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 conducting law-abiding, rational and affective analysis, and learning how to handle conflicting values;
  • To inherit Chinese culture and heritage in a pluralistic society, deepen students’ understanding and sense of national identity and Chinese citizenship, and at the same time, guide students to appreciate, respect and embrace the diversity of cultures and views;
  • To develop students’ 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;
  • To develop students’ positive values and attitudes towards life, so that they can become informed and responsible citizens in the society, the country and the world.


Social Studies (S.1-S.3) 



  • To enable students to make decisions for the optimal use of personal and community resources;
  • To develop students to become informed and responsible citizens to contribute to the development of a caring and just society; and
  • To cultivate in students sensitivity, interests and concern for local, national and global issues.


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