The aims of the History curriculum are to foster students' global perspectives and enhance their understanding of today's diverse and rapidly changing society. This is achieved by helping students:


  • Understand and comprehend the main characteristics of world civilizations in different periods from a variety of perspectives (political, economic, technological and scientific, social, religious, aesthetic, etc.);
  • Understand and comprehend the main characteristics of the development of Hong Kong and relate them to the national and world development;
  • Comprehend basic historical concepts and terms;
  • Understand the causal relationships of historical events;
  • Comprehend the concepts of change and continuity in major historical issues and developments;
  • Understand that the past can be interpreted in different ways;
  • Distinguish facts from opinions;
  • Engage in imaginative reconstruction of past events;
  • Select, organise, and deploy information sources, and express ideas in a well-structured manner;
  • Develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements and aspirations;
  • Become responsible citizens with a sense of national identity and a global