P.L.K. Vicwood K.T.Chong Sixth Form CollegeP.L.K. Vicwood K.T.Chong Sixth Form College
Aims & Objectives
The primary function of the Liberal Studies Panel will be to:
  • facilitate a seamless progression between the Junior Secondary College cross-curricular academic curriculum and the Sixth Form College Liberal Studies curriculum
  • deliver the Liberal Studies curriculum through the use of stimulating, student-centred lessons and resources
  • prepare students for the Liberal Studies examination
  • encourage students to achieve a result that reflects their full potential
As well as preparing students for the examination, the Liberal Studies course will develop in students a range of skills for life-long learning, including:
  • critical thinking skills
  • creative thinking skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • communication skills
  • information-technology skills
Characteristics of the Curriculum
  • The ACT (Awareness, Communication, Thinking) component of the Junior Secondary College cross-curricular academic course will be reinforced and extended in the Sixth Form College Liberal Studies course. The close working relationship between Junior Secondary College and Sixth Form College teachers will allow for seamless compatibility and continuity in the transfer and integration of these essential skills.
  • Teachers will train students on how to tackle cross-module questioning in the open exam, and will further familiarize themselves with the practices and experiences related to question-setting.
  • With regard to instruction, the adoption of small-group teaching will enhance the interaction between teachers and students and encourage students’ full participation in Liberal Studies lessons. Attention and care will be given to the specific needs of individual students.
  • In order to consolidate students’ breadth of knowledge, the school will organize regular talks and seminars. These will be held by either specialist teachers or invited experts from relevant organisations.
  • With the help of the University of Hong Kong, the school is developing a School-based Independent Enquiry Studies curriculum which aims to make learning more effective for students. The formulation of a comprehensive grading system will complement this initiative.
  • Further to Independent Enquiry Studies, students will be organized into small groups based on common areas of interest (e.g. religion, physical education, arts, media etc.). These groups will then be convened and guided by a ‘facilitator’ who specializes in the relevant field. Factors such as learning diversity will be taken into account.