Aims & Objectives
- To understand the Earth they inhabit, and enable them to recognize and interpret, from a spatial perspective, the arrangement of phenomena and features on Earth, the processes at work, the interactions that occur, the changes that result, and the issues and management responses that arise;
- To develop the general intellectual capacity and generic skills needed for lifelong learning through geographical enquiry, and the ability to apply these in life situations;
- To appreciate the wonder, interdependence and fragility of the local and global environment, and the importance of promoting sustainable development; and
- To develop a sense of citizenship, a global outlook, and readiness to take action for the betterment of society, the nation and the world.
Department Head: Ms. Lam Hung Nga
Teachers: Ms. Chan Yan Yan Katherine, Ms. Wong Sau Ming
Curriculum (Junior Form)
- Map reading skills
- Using land uses and sustainable city
- Food problems
- Changing climate and changing environment
- Scramble for energy
- Natural hazards
- The trouble of water
Curriculum (Senior Form)
The Compulsory Part
A. Living with our physical environment
(1) Opportunities and Risks – Is it rational to live in hazard-prone areas?
(2) Managing Rivers and Coastal Environments: A continuing challenge
B. Facing changes in the human environment
(3) Changing Industrial Location – How and why does it change over space and time?
(4) Building a Sustainable City – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?
C. Confronting global challenges
(5) Combating Famine – Is technology a panacea for food shortage?
(6) Disappearing Green Canopy – Who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?
(7) Climate change – Long-term fluctuation or irreversible trend?
D. Fieldwork-based Questions
The Elective Part
(8) Dynamic Earth: the building of Hong Kong
(9) Weather and Climate
North Pole, Mount Everest, Amazon, Sabah Rainforest, Taiwan and Heyuan (Guangdong)
Service Learning: weeding in wetland, beach clean-up
Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark field trips
Local field studies camps and field trips
Workshops and talks @BHJS
Exhibitions and drama @ BHJS