Aims & Objectives

The broad aims of the Chemistry curriculum are to enable students to: 
  • develop interest and maintain a sense of wonder and curiosity about chemistry;
  • construct and apply knowledge of chemistry, and appreciate the relationship between chemistry and other disciplines; 
  • appreciate and understand the evolutionary nature of science;
  • develop skills for making scientific inquiries;
  • develop the ability to think scientifically, critically and creatively, and solve problems individually and collaboratively in chemistry-related contexts;
  • discuss science-related issues using the language of chemistry;
  • make informed decisions and judgements on chemistry-related issues;
  • develop open-mindedness, objectivity and pro-activeness;
  • show appropriate awareness of working safely;
  • understand and evaluate the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological implications of chemistry, and develop an attitude of responsible citizenship.

Department Members

Department Head

Mr. Chu YF


Dr. Choi CF, Ms. Hung YW

Curriculum (Junior Form)

I. Planet earth
II. Microscopic world I

Curriculum (Senior Form)

II. Microscopic world I
III. Metals
IV. Acids and bases
V. Fossil fuels and carbon compounds
VI. Microscopic world II 
VII. Redox reactions, chemical cells and electrolysis
VIII. Chemical reactions and energy
IX. Rate of reaction 
X. Chemical equilibrium
XI. Chemistry of carbon compounds
XII. Patterns in the chemical world
XIII. Industrial chemistry
XV. Analytical chemistry


Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad for Secondary Schools

The Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad for Secondary Schools is a project learning competition jointly organized by the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education (HKASME), the Hong Kong Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. It aims at promoting the interest of students in learning Chemistry and developing students’ problem solving, communication and science process skills through project learning.

“Chemists Online” Self-study Award Scheme

The “Chemists Online” Self-study Award Scheme (COSAS) is jointly organized by the Hong Kong Virtual University and the Science Education Section of the Education Bureau. The aim of the Award Scheme is to enhance scientific literacy of senior secondary students by providing them with an exposure of more advanced chemistry online lectures.