A. Objectives

Students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop understanding of:
  • basic historical concepts, such as cause and effect, change and continuity, and similarities and differences;
  • diverse standpoints and perspectives inherent in different ways of representing and interpreting the past;
  • the beliefs, experiences and behaviours of their own nation as well as of other nations, and the ways in which they have shaped the development of the contemporary world;
  • the inter-relations of major events and movements that have occurred in the local community, the nation, Asia and the world in the 20th century; and
  • the major historical developments and trends that have shaped the contemporary world.


Last Updated: 2020-11-27


B. Subject Teachers

Name of Teachers
Ms Maggie Chan
F.2, F.3, F.5, F.6
Mr Mario Chan 
F.3, F.4
Ms Judy Tsui
Ms Meaco Kwok
F.1, F.2
Miss Prudence Cheung   F.1


Last Updated: 2021-09-07


C. Assessment System

Data-based questions assignment (s)
Organized Test
Mid-Year/ Final Examination
Mid-Year/ Final Examination


Last Updated: 2021-09-07


D. Assessment Syllabus

 FInal Examniation 2020-21
Topic 3: Islamic civilization
.Textbook p.160-163

Topic 4: History, culture and heritage of early Hong Kong region
A: Major dialect groups and clans (Textbook p. 208-211)
B. The intangible cultural heritage (Textbook p.221-223)
D. Cheung Chau Jiao Festival (Textbook p.231-234,236)
* Supplementary reading materials in textbook (i.e. History extra on p.161, History Headline on p.211, History decoded on p.221)
– concept testing only (that means they will not be asked in Short questions or DBQ)

Exam Format (Full marks: 100 marks)
. Fill in the blanks (10 marks)
. MC (10 marks)
. True of False (5 marks)
. Short Questions (30 marks)
. DBQ X 2 (42 marks)
. Effective communication for Short questions and DBQ e.g. complete sentences, spelling, grammatical errors,
fluency, organization of answers, etc. (3 marks)
First World War
. Background and causes of war – p.1– p.6
. Trench warfare– p.7– p.8
. Wartime propaganda– p.9–p.10
. Treaty of Versailles and impacts of war– p.12– p.22
Nazism in Germany
. Hitler’s life and features of Nazism– p.1– p.6
. Suffering of Jews– p.7– p.10

Second World War
.Background and course of war – p.1– p.11
.Comparison of Nazism and Fascism – p.19– p.21

Exam Format 
(Full marks: 100 marks)
. Who am I? (5 marks). MC (10 marks)
. Historical proof reading (20 marks) 
. Map Reading (20 marks)
. DBQ X 2 (42 marks)
. Effective communication e.g. fluency, spelling, grammatical errors, organization, etc. (3 marks)
· All topics of Theme B
· All topics of Theme B
· Modernization and transformation of Hong Kong: Political and institutional changes
· Modernization and transformation of Hong Kong: Development as an international city
· Modernization and transformation of China: Early attempts at modernization – reforms and revolutions
. Socialist modernization in the Maoist period and the evolution of "socialism with Chinese characteristics" in the post-Mao period


Last Updated: 2021-05-18


E. Subject Resources



Last Updated: 2021-09-07