English – The formal curriculum
S1 – S3
The main objective of the S1-S3 syllabus is to give students a strong foundation in English. We aim to train students to:
- develop a strong interest in the English language
- be well-grounded in listening, speaking, reading and writing
- master essential skills in learning English independently and
- be able to use everyday English to communicate effectively
S4 – S6
The main objective of the S4-S6 syllabus is to prepare students for the Hong Kong Diploma of Senior Education Examination. We aim to train students to:
- understand ideas, facts, opinions, and feelings presented through the media of spoken and written language
- respond, evaluate and make use of ideas, facts, opinions and feelings which may be presented in an integrated manner through the media of spoken and written language
- express their own views, feelings and ideas, imaginative and otherwise, and describe, discuss and reflect upon their own experiences through the media of spoken and written language
- interact with others through the media of spoken and written language
- understand and interpret spoken English as it might be encountered in academic or vocational situations
- write clear, concise and grammatical English in an appropriate style
- demonstrate both global and detailed understanding of a variety of written texts
- understand and use spoken English for practical communication
- integrate reading, writing and study skills in the pursuance of task-based/problem-solving activities
- Apart from the selection of high-quality coursebooks, worksheets and booklets are made to meet students’ special language needs.
- Class readers are part of the junior form syllabus. They are chosen for their rich language input and interest.
- The Extensive Reading Scheme in S1-S3 and Newspaper Reading Programme in S1-S5 help to cultivate a reading habit among students.
- Language Arts has been incorporated into the junior English syllabus to enable students to learn English in a fun and creative way.
- Co-teaching is practiced in S5-S6 to give extra attention to students and to provide a channel for teachers to exchange teaching experiences.
- Small-class teaching is implemented in S1-S6 to provide students with more attention and training and to narrow the learning diversity.
English – The informal curriculum
Apart from the formal curriculum, there is a well-planned informal curriculum to strengthen English teaching and learning at The HKMA K S Lo College. The main purpose is to provide an English-language rich environment.
Below are some of the main components:
- The provision of a relaxing English-speaking environment in the English Cafe
- Student participation in The Annual Speech Festival
- The English Society
- The Scrabble League
- An end-of-year drama performance
- Visits to English-speaking places in Hong Kong (e.g. The Crossroads and the SPCA)
- Study Tours to English-speaking countries
- An English Magazine
- An end-of-year Annual Performance at the Yuen Long Theatre