Liberal Studies

Overall Aims

The overall aims of the Liberal Studies curriculum are:

  • to enhance students’ understanding of themselves, their society, their nation, the human world and the physical environment;
  • to enable students to develop multiple perspectives on perennial and contemporary issues in different contexts (e.g. cultural, social, economic, political and technological contexts);
  • to help students become independent thinkers so that they can construct knowledge appropriate to changing personal and social circumstances;
  • to develop in students a range of skills for life-long learning, including critical thinking skills, creativity, problem-solving skills, communication skills and information technology skills;
  • to help students appreciate and respect diversity in cultures and views in a pluralistic society and handle conflicting values; and
  • to help students develop positive values and attitudes towards life, so that they can become informed and responsible citizens of society, the country and the world.


Features of the School-based Curriculum

The curriculum comprises three Areas of Study, namely Self and Personal Development, Society and Culture and Science, Technology and the Environment. All of which represent broad areas of concern about the human condition and the contemporary world. They serve as platforms for the exploration of related issues, so that students can develop a more coherent understanding of the world and come to appreciate the connections among concepts.


Useful Links

HKEdcity Liberal Studies Web-based Resource Platform

Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority Liberal Studies

Ming Pao Life (Liberal Studies)

Hong Kong Economic Journal (iknow)