Saturday 13 Aug 2022

Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College

Pre-Secondary 1 Bridging course


2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011


A.   Background and objective
The new batch of pre-S.1 students from PLKLHT will register their admission in late September 2010. The S.1 bridging course will then start in November so that they can be helped and guided to prepare their secondary school life in PLKLFC. In addition, S.1 bridging course provides a channel for PLKLFC teachers to understand the learning diversity and difficulties of P.6 students.

B. Bridging Course Curriculum
As pre-S.1 students have to cope with their P.6 curriculum, S.1 bridging course should not overload them. Instead, the curriculum of the S.1 bridging course should focus on the essential learning skills and language skills. The subjects to be included in the bridging course are Chinese, English, Mathematics, Integrated Humanities and Science. As mentioned above, P.6 students should not be overloaded with two concurrently intensive curricula, Chinese, English and Mathematics are the core subjects in the bridging course. Integrated Humanities and Science should be integrated in Chinese and English lessons.

The learning objective of the bridging course is to equip P.6 students with self-motivated and self-regulated learning attitude. Therefore, the design of the bridging course lessons should engage students in active participation instead of teacher’s taught mode. Moreover, from the suggestion about students’ learning in language in our comprehensive school report 2010, students should be provided with more opportunities for public speaking. Therefore, the bridging course should include more elements on public speaking like discussion, presentation and debate. This can help P.6 students to prepare their learning in PLKLFC in the medium of instruction of English and Putonghua.

It is also important that teachers in PLKLFC would not be overloaded as they need to look after one more form of students. So, the frequency of bridging course lessons should not be too high. Yet, student’s involvement in learning should not be reduced but multiplied. As mentioned above, the opportunities for students to participate in learning should be enhanced. In addition, e-learning platform should be activated to motivate and assess learning.