Secondary Education Curriculum Guide

Secondary Education Curriculum Guide (Draft - May 2017)
EDBCM No. 76/2017 Ongoing Renewal of the School Curriculum: the Secondary Education Curriculum Guide
Note: The SECG supersedes the Basic Education Curriculum Guide (Primary 1 - Secondary 3) and the Senior Secondary Curriculum Guide (Secondary 4 - 6) issued by the Curriculum Development Council in 2002 and 2009 respectively.
Fine-tuning of the NSS Curriculum and Assessment
(effective from the 2013/14 school year)

Recommendations for the Review of the New Senior Secondary Curriculum & Assessment (EDB CM No. 48/2013)
Information Sheets on Curriculum and Assessment of NSS Subjects
(student version)
(for reference of S4, S5 and S6 students in 2013/14 school year)
NAS Medium-term Review: Updated Curriculum and Assessment Guides for Senior Secondary Subjects (EDB CM No. 187/2015)
Recommendations for the New Academic Structure
Medium-term Review (to be implemented in the 2014/15 school year or after)

First Batch of Recommendations for the New Academic Structure Medium-term Review (EDB CM No.63/2014) pdf
Implementation of the New Academic Structure for Senior Secondary Education and Higher Education (2015/16 school year) (EDB CM No.106/2015) pdf
Curriculum and Assessment Guide (S4-S6) -
Core Subjects and Elective Subjects (with updates in November 2015)

Core Subjects
Subject C&A Guide new
Supplementary notes
Updated version* Checklist of updates
Chinese Language
English Language Supplementary Notes 1
Supplementary Notes 2
Supplementary Notes 3
Supplementary Notes 4
Supplementary Notes 5
Liberal Studies
Elective Subjects
Key Learning Areas
C&A Guide Supplementary notes
Updated version* Checklist of updates
Chinese Language Education
Chinese Literature

English Language Education
Literature in English
Personal, Social and Humanities Education
Chinese History


Effective from
2015/16 S4

Ethics and Religious Studies


Tourism and Hospitality Studies
Science Education
Combined Science

Biology part

Chemistry part

Physics part

Integrated Science
Technology Education
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
2016 HKDSE
and onwards
2017 HKDSE
and onwards
Design and Applied Technology
Health Management and Social Care
Information and Communication Technology
Technology and Living
Arts Education

Visual Arts
Physical Education
Physical Education
*Unless otherwise specified, the C&A Guides are the updated versions as at Nov 2015
Applied Learning

Applied Learning Curriculum and Assessment Guide (Senior Secondary Level) (2017)
Applied Learning - Course Information
Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) - Course Information
Other Languages

There are 6 other language subjects under the Senior Secondary Curriculum, namely French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu. The programmes of these languages must follow the curriculum and examinations pitched at AS-level offered by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (Cambridge International) and administered by the HKEAA.

For details, please visit the websites of Cambridge International and HKEAA.
Other Learning Experiences

Other Learning Experiences
Senior Secondary Curriculum (Special Educational Needs)

Senior Secondary Curriculum (Special Educational Needs)
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