Secondary School

Junior Secondary (Grade 7-9)

The Junior Secondary Division of Harrow Hong Kong Children School Shenzhen Qianhai provides a stimulating and challenging curriculum that prepares our students to transition to higher education and life beyond.  

As students progress through the Junior Secondary Division, our curriculum evolves to meet their growing intellectual curiosity and capacity for critical thinking. Our Chinese and English Language Education programmes delve deeper into literary analysis, while Mathematics and Science Education introduce more complex concepts and applications. Technology Education expands to include advanced computing and engineering topics, and personal, social, and humanities education engages students in exploring global issues and ethical dilemmas. The Arts and Physical education programmes continue to foster creativity and physical well-being while also introducing new opportunities for leadership and collaboration. Also, biliteracy and trilingualism are practised at a higher level, where the student’s application of biliterate and trilingual skills is encouraged and guided in more complicated problem-solving scenarios and by higher fluency standards.  

In the Junior Secondary Division, we place particular emphasis on fostering independence, critical thinking, and collaboration as students prepare to embark on their upper secondary and higher education journeys.

Our curriculum offers a wide range of interdisciplinary projects, extracurricular activities, and leadership opportunities that not only enhance academic excellence but also enable students to become compassionate, creative, and resilient leaders who make a meaningful impact on the world. 

Senior Secondary (Grade 10-12) 

Within Grades 10 to 12, students can opt for either the DSE or IB pathway. Academic excellence delivered through outstanding teaching will see departing students go on to the most competitive higher institutions across the globe. 

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE)

Widely recognised both locally and internationally, the HKDSE curriculum is a credential preparing students for higher education and the workforce. The curriculum emphasizes both breadth and depth of knowledge, as well as the development of critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

The HKDSE comprises three categories of subjects: 

Category A: 24 senior secondary subjects  
4 core subjects, including Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies and 20 elective subjects 

Category B: Applied Learning subjects  
Creative Studies, Media and Communication, Business Management and Law, Services, Applied Science, Engineering and Production 

Category C: Other Language subjects 
French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu Languages 

In general, students would take four core subjects plus two to three elective subjects. They may take up to a maximum of eight subjects and one of the subjects chosen must come from the Category A: Ethics and Religious Studies/ Music/ Physical Education/ Visual Arts, Category B: Applied Learning subjects or Category C: Other Language subjects. 

Overall, the HKDSE curriculum provides students with a broad and diverse education, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world. 

International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum 

The IB curriculum is a highly regarded and rigorous educational program that is recognized worldwide. It is designed to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable individual who is equipped with the skills and understanding needed to succeed in the 21st century. 

The curriculum is based on the IB Learner Profile, which outlines ten attributes that students should strive to develop, including being inquirers, thinkers, communicators, and principled.

The Diploma Programme (DP) is a two-year program that prepares students for higher education. It consists of six subject groups, including language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, and the arts. In addition to these subjects, students also complete a course in Theory of Knowledge (TOK), which explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines, and the Extended Essay (EE), which is an independent research project on a topic of the student’s choice. 

The IB curriculum is known for its academic rigour, emphasis on developing well-rounded individuals with global perspectives, and focus on independent learning. It is suitable for students who seek a comprehensive and challenging education that prepares them for success in higher education and beyond by developing a broad range of skills and perspectives.