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


 Mid-year Examination 2021-22


Textbook (Topic 1 - Human needs: Past and Present)

  • p.6 (cross out the pictures) 
  • p.7 (whole page) 
  • p.8 (cross out the 1st and 3rd paragraphs)  
  • p.9 (cross out the 2nd and 3rd paragraph)  
  • p 10, 12,13,16 (whole page) 
  • p.17 (cross out the table)  
  • p.18 (cross out the 1st paragraph) 
  • p.19 (cross out point 3) 
  • p.20 (whole page) 
  • p.23 (cross out the table) 
  • p.24-25 (whole page) 
  • p.39 (cross out point 2) 
  • p.40 (cross out the 1st paragraph ‘The ancient Egyptian.... & the 2nd paragraph ‘Memphis and Thebes’) 
  • p.41 (cross out the 1st and 2nd paragraphs) 
  • p.42-43 (whole page) 
  • p.44 (cross out the 2nd & 3rd paragraphs) 
  • p.45 (cross out question 2) 
  • p.46 (cross out the pictures of the Ancient Egyptian Gods) 
  • p.47 (whole page) 
  • p.48 (whole page) 
  • p.49 (cross out the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs) 
  • p.80 (cross out the 1st, 2nd & 3rd paragraphs, diagram of ‘Medieval Times’) 
  • p.81 (cross out 1st paragraph & the last part of the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs) 
  • p.83 (cross out the 1st paragraph ‘The birth......Greece was unique’; 3rd paragraph ‘Ancient Greece...... Turkey’) 
  • p.85 (whole page) 
  • p.107 (whole page) 
  • p.108 (cross out the table) 


Workbook (Topic 1 - Human needs: Past and Present)

Topic 1 

·        p.2 (Q.1) 

·        p.3 (whole page) 

·        p.4 (Q.1) 

·        p.5 (whole page) 

·        p.8 (Q.1a, 1c & Q.2) 

·        p.9 (Q.1.2 & 1.3) 

·        p.13 (Q..1,2,3,6) 

·        p.14 -17 (whole page)  

Topic 2 

·        p.2 (Q.2a & 2b) 

·        p.3 (Q.2 & 3) 

·        p.12 (MC Q.1) 

·        p.14-15 (whole page) 


Data-based questions Exercise

·       DBQ Exercise (1)


Exam Format (Paper Total: 100 marks)

  • Fill in the Blanks (20 marks) 
  • Multiple Choice Questions (10 marks) 
  • True or False (12 marks) 
  • Short Questions (16 marks) 
  • Data-based Questions (40 marks) 
  • Effective Communication (2 marks)  


Textbook (Topic 5 The rise of modern Europe)

·       p.6 (whole page) 

·       p.7 (cross out point 1. Flourishing overseas trade) 

·       p.10-12 (whole page) 

·       p.13 (cross out the 1st paragraph and 2nd paragraph “such as using the                    Romanesque arch”) 

·       p.14 (whole page) 

·       p.15 (cross out the 2nd paragraph) 

·       p.16 (cross out the whole page) 

·       p.17 (cross out Data-based questions Q.3 and Q.4) 

·       p.18-21(whole page) 

·       p. 22 (cross out self-learning: the last paragraph) 

·       p.23 (whole page)  

·       p.24 (cross out the 2nd paragraph ‘Giordano Bruno and Johannes Kepler’ and the table about Bruno and Kepler) 

·       p.25 (cross out the 2nd paragraph ‘For example...Human Body’ 

·       p.26 (whole page) 

·       p.27 (cross out DBQ Q.4 and the last paragraph) 


Workbook (Topic 5 The rise of modern Europe)

·       p.1 (Fill in the blanks Q.1 3) 

·       p.2 (Statement correction Q.1, 5) 

·       p.3 (whole page) 

·       p.4 (Sequence) 

·       p.5 (MC Q.1,3 &4) 

·       p.7 (Matching A – E) 

·       p.8 (whole page) 


Data-based questions Exercise

·       DBQ Exercise (1)

Exam Format (Paper Total: 100 marks)

·       Fill in the Blanks (20 marks) 

·       Multiple Choice Questions (10 marks) 

·       True or False (7 marks) 

·       Short Questions (31 marks) 

·       Data-based Questions (30 marks) 

·       Effective Communication (2 marks) 




· Japanese Occupation (p.7 from Part B Japanese Occupation 1941-1945, p.8, p.9, p.11, p.12, p.13 & p.14 up to Part 3 End of Japanese Occupation) 

·  Housing Development p.21 (Social development) & p.22-23 (Box No.6 on p.22 & Box 7 on p.23 are excluded) 

· Education Development p.24 & p.25 (part (c) Social welfare development & History in Depth are excluded) 

·  Popular Culture p.28, p.29, p.30, p.31, p.32 & p.33 

·  Handover of Hong Kong p.38 (Box No.3 -Talks at a deadlock is excluded) & p.39 


·       Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong—all pages

·       Housing Development in Hong Kong —all pages

·       Education Development in Hong Kong —all pages

·       Popular Culture in Hong Kong —all pages

·       Handover of Hong Kong —all pages


Data-based questions Exercise

·       DBQ Exercises (1) & (2)

Exam Format (Paper Total: 100 marks)

·       Who am I (10 marks) 

·       Historical Proofreading (16 marks) 

·       Multiple Choice Questions (10 marks) 

·       Time Sense (5 marks) 

·       Historical figures in Hong Kong (20 marks) 

·       Data-based Questions (36 marks) 

·       Effective Communication (3 marks) 



·       Note of International Relations from 1900-1914 (First World War) 

·       Note of The Two wars and the peace settlements (Second World War, up League of Nations and United Nations comparison)  

Exam Format (Paper Total: 42 marks)

·       Data-based questions: THREE compulsory questions  



·   All notes of Theme B except “International social and cultural cooperation” 

·   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 

Exam Format (Paper Total: 60 marks)

·       Data-based questions: THREE compulsory questions (35 marks) 

·       Essay: choose one out of two (25 marks) 


Last Updated: 2021-12-15


E. Subject Resources



Last Updated: 2021-09-07