Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School


A.        Subject Information

Geography is an integrating discipline that provides an understanding of a rapidly changing world. It examines the interrelationships between people and their environment. With a focus on the significant issues of the world, Geography involves both physical and human geography. For example, sustainable development, climate change, natural hazards, economic or regional development, health, transportation and urbanisation are all areas where geographers are actively participating. Geographers investigate these interactions in terms of location, space, scale and time.
In this regard to the Education Bureau Geography curriculum, the following school-based curriculum objectives were designed to enable students:
  • to develop a knowledge and understanding of key geographical concepts of spatial order, including the knowledge and understanding of places in the local region (Hong Kong and Zhujiang Delta Region), other places in China, the Asia-Pacific and the world, and the interconnectedness among these places;
  • to enhance student communication and presentation skills, and understand how the natural environment influence human life and how human activities alter the natural environment;
  • to apply geographical perspectives in analysing the major issues of global concern and how these issues can be managed and or resolved in a sustainable way.
  • to develop transferable skills applicable to both geographical and non-geographical to pursue students to further their undergraduate studies;
  • to acquire the intellectual and practical skills needed to analyse, assess and interpret geographical information independently and as part of a team.
Curriculum structure
The nature of our discipline is very diverse, covering physical and human geography and the skills needed to understand the modern world. The significant component junior secondary Geography curriculum provides six units of required and elective courses that provide students with a foundation training in the discipline.
Senior Geography is a broad and integrated subject with many areas of specialisation dealing with the physical environment and human society. Our curriculum maintains a good balance between the physical and human dimensions of geography based on the EDC curriculum as well as the HKDSE syllabus.

B.        Subject Features

All senior geography students must participate in the mandatory field camp or field conducted during the second year of the Senior Geography curriculum. The Geography might have a chance to go to our home country or other countries to learn physical geography. Local and international learning experiences of geography field trips can train students to solve problems and learn more about the academic world.

Student Achievements

Geography can offer a range of critical subject-based skills and transferable skills. It affords new challenges and skills to students and equips them for a large number of professional occupations. Students may further their studies in tertiary education may take courses relating to earth science, geography and resource management, surveying, urban planning, environmental science, the geography of China, geographic information systems and spatial analysis. This diversity is vital to students because it can lead to insights into issues that may not be possible in other disciplines.

C.        Others

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Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School
Shan King Estate, Tuen Mun, N.T.
2464 3731
2464 3243
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