Hong Kong is a city created by global historical forces and where these factors continue to surround us. Even everyday activities such as the languages we speak, the food we eat and the areas we live in are rich with echoes of events from previous eras.
We approach history as a living subject that can have a direct impact on the way we understand the world around us. The curriculum we have developed aims to take the best of the British system but with a more global perspective to reflect the international nature of our school and our city. At times we will link global events with local historical events, people, places and artifacts to be more tangible with day trips and guest speakers.
We have adopted a chronological approach at Key Stage Three with each year group focusing on a different period in history explored across continents allowing opportunities for contrast and comparison. Over the three years, students will develop a broad overview of many of the factors that lead towards the world we live in today.
Our students will:
- Become greater scholars, through gaining the skills to investigate, analyse and debate past and contemporary events;
- Gain an appreciation of the importance of studying the past, an understanding of the links between the past and their own lives, a love of the process of learning and a desire to continue it;
- Grow through developing their learning habits and gaining deeper understanding of the links between History and other subjects;
- Develop their understanding of the world around them and gain a deeper insight into human societies, actions and themselves.