HK Diploma at CSS
All CSS students at Form 4 study the following courses, which form the core subjects of the HKDSE:
In addition, students may choose 3 HKDSE elective subjects, from the following list:
|Key Learning Area||HKDSE Elective Subjects offered at CSS|
|Science Education||Biology, Chemistry, Physics|
Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, ICT, Design & Applied Technology and Technology for Living (Food)
|Personal, Social & Humanities Education||Economics, Geography, History|
|Arts Education||Visual Art, Music|
Mathematics Modules - these are taught during Form 5 & 6 and given the same amount of timetabled periods as elective subjects.
The language of instruction for all HKDSE subjects (including Liberal Studies) is English, except for the Chinese Language course.
Apart from the core and elective subjects, the third component of the HKDSE is Other Learning Experiences (OLE). This consists of Moral & Civic Education, Community Service, Aesthetic & Physical Education and work-related experiences.
At CSS, to gain their OLE entitlement, Form 4 students participate in an extensive co-curricular programme including creative arts, sports & action, community service & leadership development, a week-long work related experience programme and students also conduct the IB MYP Personal Project. The OLE programme in Form 5 & 6 will include talks from visiting speakers and university admission tutors, leadership roles within the school's House system, CCA and activities week programmes.
Students have access to advice and support from their tutors, subject teachers and the school's career and higher education coordinator, to discuss their interests, aspirations and career choices so that they can make the most appropriate decisions on course and university choices.
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