Learning and Teaching Sequence for the SS Geography





Living with our physical environment

Opportunities and Risks – Is it rational to live in hazard-prone areas? Plate tectonics and related landforms
Tectonic hazards – Earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami
Managing River and Coastal Environments Fluvial and coastal processes and landform features
Human activities in river and coastal environments – Consequences and management

Facing changes in human environment

Changing Industrial Location Factors affecting industrial location
Case studies – Hong Kong, iron and steel in China, IT industry in the US
Building a Sustainable City City : processes, problems and solutions
Concepts of sustainable development
Sustainable city : characteristics, strategies of achievements, cost and benefits

Confronting global challenges

Combating Famine Famine – Spatial pattern, causes and solution
Case studies – Nomadic herding in the Sahel, irrigation farming in Southern California
Disappearing Green Canopy Tropical rainforest as an ecosystem
Deforestation – Causes, consequences and solution
Global Warming Patterns of world temperature distribution
Global warming – Causes, consequences and solutions
S6 Elective Part Offered
Weather and Climate


Climatic systems – Temperature, pressure and wind, precipitation
Weather and climate of Hong Kong
Factors affecting the climate of China
Drought in northern China – Causes, consequences and solutions
Dynamic Earth


Earth systems – Internal structure of the Earth and rock cycle
Geomorphology and geology of Hong Kong
Geological resources – Reclamation materials
Geological hazard – Landslides


Component Outline Weighting Duration
Public examination Paper 1 Compulsory Part 75% 2 hours 45 minutes
Paper 2 Elective Part 25% 1 hour 15 minutes

There will be no School-Based Assessment (SBA). There will be a compulsory fieldwork-based question in Paper 1. Candidates are expected to have fieldwork experiences.

Relationship between Geography (S1 – 3) Syllabus and SS Geography Curriculum

Geography (S1 – 3)

Geography (S4 – 6)



S1 :
Using urban space wisely
Building a Sustainable City
S2 :
The trouble with water
Food problems

Managing River and Coastal Environments

Combating Famine

S3 :
Living with natural hazards


Global shift in manufacturing industry
Oceans in trouble

Opportunities and Risks – Is it rational to live in hazard-prone areas?

Dynamic Earth
Weather and Climate
Changing Industrial Location
Disappearing Green Canopy