Curriculum
Curriculum Introduction
Han Academy is a non-profit-making full-time Primary and Secondary school founded by Happy Life Education Foundation Limited, a charitable institution registered in Hong Kong.

As a bilingual Chinese-English school, we bring together the best elements from two rich education traditions: the Chinese and the global, and promote mutual understanding between cultures and knowledge of the world, and, at the same time, strengthen students' value of their own cultural uniqueness and traditions.

We aspire to create an adaptive, inspirational and forward-looking learning community, so as to inspire creativity and critical thinking, and nurture responsible global citizens and leaders of the future.  

The overall curricular mapping at Han Academy is an organic integration of the curricula, which culminate in the two of the most prestigious international programmes in the world - the Cambridge International Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Han Academy also offers school-based Han Academy curricula for almost all subject groups, namely Chinese, English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Art & PE. The students can choose between two different pathways, Cambridge International AS/A Level or IB Diploma Programmes when they finish their study of Cambridge IGCSE.
Han Academy Primary Curriculum (Y1–Y6)
Based on China's National Curriculum and CAIE Curriculum, drawing on the essence of the IB Curriculum, and taking into account of Han students' needs, Han Academy develops an integrated primary curriculum for 5-10 year-old students, which is interesting, relevant, challenging, and exceptional.   We build a Putonghua/English bilingual immersion environment, where learning is student-centered, interests-oriented, and enquiry-based. In the learning process, we cultivate students' curiosity and motivate students' interests and initiatives. We lay a solid foundation for students in their subject areas and take responsible measures to develop students’ understanding of important concepts and help them master fundamental interdisciplinary skills.
2021-2022 Academic Year Primary Curriculum
Subjects
Curriculum Content
Language of Instruction
Chinese
National Curriculum + School-based Curriculum
Putonghua
English
CAIE Curriculum + School-based Curriculum
English
Mathematics
National Curriculum + CAIE Curriculum
Bilingual (Putonghua + English)
Science
CAIE Curriculum
English
UOI
School-based Curriculum
Putonghua/English
IT
CAIE Curriculum
Bilingual (Putonghua + English)
Music
CAIE Curriculum + School-based Curriculum
Putonghua/English
Opera
School-based Curriculum
Putonghua
Art
CAIE Curriculum + School-based Curriculum
Putonghua/English
PE
CAIE Curriculum + School-based Curriculum
Putonghua/English
Han Academy Lower Secondary Curriculum (Y7-Y9)
As a continuance of the Han Academy Primary Curriculum, TheHan Academy Lower Secondary Curriculum is a combination of School-based curricula and Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum. The Han Academy LowerSecondary Curriculum is suitable for pupils aged 11 to 14 years.

The school offers two different English learning pathways,Cambridge English Checkpoint and Cambridge English Global for Year 7-9 students based on their competency when they enter the secondary school, to ensure that each student can study in a challenging and appropriate environment. Students’ academic levels are evaluated every semester to see whether they should be transferred to the other pathway.  

The Cambridge Lower Secondary Science syllabus is constructed in a spiral pattern and can help students develop skills and understanding in science for their first three years of secondary education. We incorporated the school-based STEM curriculum into our Scientific education as well.

For mathematics, we construct our school-based curriculum by combining the high calibre and depth in mathematics education inMainland China and the broadness and mathematical thinking training from bothCambridge International and Pearson International syllabi.

 The Y7-9 School-based curricula for Chinese, Chinese History,Physical Education, Music, Art & Design, Drama, and Debate are speciallydesigned to fulfil effective and efficient teaching and learning and maintainthe outcome to a high standard.
Year 7 to 9 Major Curriculum Sources in Order of Relevance
Subject
Medium of Instruction
Curriculum
Chinese language
Chinese: All Year levels
School-based Curriculum with reference to theMainland China Chinese Curriculum
English language
English: All Year levels
Cambridge Lower Secondary English (Checkpoint& Global)
Mathematics
Bilingual: All Year levels
School-based Curriculum with reference to Mainland China Mathematics syllabus, Cambridge Lower Secondary Mathematics syllabus, and Pearson International Lower Secondary Mathematics syllabus
Science
English: All Year levels
Cambridge Lower Secondary Science
Chinese History
Chinese: All Year levels
School-based Curriculum
Physical Education
Bilingual: All Year levels
School-based Curriculum with reference to TheMainland and Hong Kong Curriculum Development Council PE Curriculum Guides
Music
English: All Year levels
School-based Curriculum with reference to TheCambridge Lower Secondary Music Syllabus
Art & Design
Bilingual: All Year levels
School-based Curriculum with reference to TheCambridge Lower Secondary Art and Design Syllabus
Drama
Chinese: All Year levels
School-based Curriculum
Debate
Chinese: All Year levels
School-based Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE (Y10-Y11)
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Han Academy is proud to offer this exceptional course to our students.

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first languages not English. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, Cambridge allows us to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives through other subjects.Encouraging learners to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is fundamental to our approach. For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.

Han Academy offers a wide variety of Cambridge IGCSE subjectsand can offer them in any combination. Cambridge IGCSE develops learnerknowledge, understanding and skills in:
  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new or unfamiliar situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness
Year 10 to 11 Cambridge IGCSE Courses
Group
Syllabus name
Syllabus code
Group 1: Language
Chinese - First Language
0509
English - First Language
0500
English as a Second Language (Speaking endorsement)
0510
Group 2: Humanities
Economics
0455
Global Perspectives
0457
World Literature
0408
Group 3: Science
Biology
0610
Chemistry
0620
Physics
0625
Group 4: Mathematics
Mathematics
0580
Mathematics - Additional
0606
Group 5: Creative and Vocational
Global Perspectives
0457
Art & Design
0400
Music
0410
Business Studies
0450
Cambridge IGCSE is widely recognised by highereducation institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academicachievement. Many universities require a combination of Cambridge InternationalA Levels and Cambridge IGCSEs to meet their entry requirements.
Cambridge International A-Level
(Y12-Y13)
Cambridge International AS & A Level courses are typically for school-aged learners from 16 to 19 years who need advanced study to prepare for university and higher education in Hong Kong and beyond.Cambridge A levels build on the foundations of Cambridge IGCSE, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one.

Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level schooling is typically one year in Hong Kong. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International ASLevel and extended to a Cambridge International A Level.

Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:
  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new or familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgements, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English
Han Academy offers a wide range of the Cambridge A & AS level subjects and can offer them in almost any combination available through schools in Hong Kong (HK). This flexibility allows us to build an individualised curriculum, and learners can choose to specialise in a particular subject area or study a range of subjects.
Group
Syllabus name
Syllabus code
Group 1: Language
Chinese
9715
English Language
9093
Literature in English
9695
Group 2: Humanities
Economics
9708
Business
9609
Geography
9696
Psychology
9900
Group 3: Science
Biology
9700
Chemistry
9701
Physics
9702
Group 4: Mathematics
Mathematics
9709
Further Mathematics
9231
Group 5: Creative and Vocational
Art & Design
9479
IB Diploma Programme (Y12-Y13)
Han Academy is a school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (IBDP) .  

IB World Schools throughout Hong Kong share a common philosophy - a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse, inclusive community of students. This is achieved by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19. The program aims to help students in Hong Kong develop an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – these are students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
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Curriculum
The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core. This comprises theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquisitive, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

This prestigious program in HK fosters independent learners with a strong initiative. Our IB teachers pride themselves on nurturing cultural awareness, teaching genuine engagement with the ever-changing world we live in. IB programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with all their unique differences, have an experience just as valid as their own.
Assessment and Exams
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) school program assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses in HK. To arrange admission into our IB programmes in Hong Kong, simply follow this link.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
        At Han Academy, we create space for student growth and development to ensure that they will become all-rounded talents after thirteen years of campus life. To this end, the school arranges Service Week for students to learn by reading, traveling, and experiencing the real world.

        There are three stages in Han Academy’s Service Week: Y1-4, Y5-8, and Y9-12.

        Y1-4 students experience nature and local communities in Hong Kong. They participate in a wide variety of cross-disciplinary activities to raise their awareness of protecting nature and serving their communities. 

        Y5-8 students return to Mainland China to understand their motherland and serve the society. Students sightsee in famous tourist destinations and historic sites, participate in farming activities, teach in underdeveloped areas, and visit disabled people. All these activities give students the opportunities to help their compatriots in need and contribute more to society by doing and experiencing. 

        Y9-12 students go overseas to see the world and contribute to society; students get to know local customs and practices and utilize their individual talents to help those local people in need.

        Meanwhile, students develop their leadership and team skills. Apart from Service Week, Han Academy students have other community service opportunities such as volunteer teaching, visiting senior citizens, and cleaning the beach. We hope that students make community services part of their lives on top of solid academic foundations and individual development. 
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          G/F - 2/F, 33-35 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
          +852 3998 6300
          admission@hanacademy.edu.hk
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