Introduction of HKDSE Geography
What’s Geography about? Everything that happens around us Devastating earthquakes in Sichuan and Haiti Geo Park Biofuels! GM food! Globalization! Sustainability! Famine! Janan Tsunamis Three Gorges Dam Disappearing Rain forests The annual mean temperature in Hong Kong in the decade 2090-2099 is expected to rise by 4.8ºC Fresh water scarcity Collapse of a dilapidated old building causing four deaths
Rationale of the subject • It offers a systematic framework for enquiry into questions about the world that surrounds us. • It helps students to acquire an in-depth understanding of the changing contemporary world in terms of space and environment. • It enables students to develop a sound knowledge of the ever-increasing challenges for our nation and the world posed by natural hazards, environmental pollution, regional disparity, and resource depletion. • It provides opportunities for students to develop their general intellectual capacity for lifelong learning, and for essential generic skills.
Curriculum Structure • Compulsory Part
Curriculum Structure • Elective Part • Dynamic Earth : the building of Hong Kong • Weather and Climate
Components of HKDSE 2013-2014 SBA - School-based Assessment