School Curriculum Planning
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  • Examples of Senior Secondary Timetabling Arrangement

    Under the new academic system, senior secondary students take 4 core subjects, 2 or 3 elective subjects (including Applied Learning and Other Languages courses) and participate in other learning experiences. To facilitate the implementation of the Senior Secondary broad and balanced curriculum, schools need to adopt a more flexible approach to the use of lesson time and use block timetabling to maximise the number of subject combinations to be offered to students. Direct streaming students into Arts/Science/Commerce streams are not desirable and strongly discouraged. In this connection, EDB has developed a software entitled ‘Student Option Programme’(SOP) to help schools analyse students’ preference in choosing the elective subjects and construct block timetable to meet students’ diverse learning needs. Schools can make reference to some examples of how SOP can be used to construct block timetables.

    EDB has conducted a multi-stage Feasibility Study to simulate how schools could maximise the elective subject combinations for students’ choices by adopting a flexible timetabling approach. Some examples have been compiled below for reference. It should also be noted that timetabling could be effectively done by most timetabling software including WebSAMS of EDB.

    Examples:
    School Timetables at 2012/13

  • Examples on Allocation of Elective Subjects by Using 'Student Option Programme' Software