Admission FAQ 入學問與答
As my children do not have any religious background, will it affect their chance of being admitted?
Students’ and parents’ religious background will not affect the applicants’ chance of being admitted. Meanwhile, parents need to understand that as we are a Christian secondary school, high quality Christian education is provided to students. And hence, students have to attend Bible classes, devotion sessions, weekly assemblies and fellowship meetings. In addition, the school organizes various religious activities, such as the Gospel Week to facilitate and encourage students to understand Christianity.
Are there any elite classes in the school? What are the criteria of class streaming in Junior and Senior Secondary?
There are no elite classes in this school. Classes are grouped according to the proportion of gender in the form. Putonghua is used as the medium of instruction for Chinese Language in one to two classes.
In Senior Secondary, students are grouped according to their preference of elective(s) selection, not according to their academic performance or ability.
What are the subjects available in the Senior Secondary curriculum (HKDSE)?
貴校的香港中學文憑試 (HKDSE) 高中課程有哪些可供同學選修的科目？
- Chinese Language
- English Language
- Liberal Studies (Chinese or English)
Electives (Chinese as the medium of instruction):
- Chinese Literature
- Chinese History
- Ethics and Religious Studies (ERS)
- Physical Education (PE)
Electives (English as the medium of instruction):
- Mathematics Extended Part: Calculus and Statistics (M1), Algebra and Calculus (M2)
- Literature in English
- Tourism and Hospitality Studies (THS)
- Business, Accounting and Financial Studies Module (BAFS): Accounting (BAFS A), Business Management Module (BAFS B)
- Visual Arts
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- 數學延伸部分: 微積分與統計 (M1), 代數與微積分 (M2)
- 企業、會計與財務概論: 會計單元 (BAFS A), 商業管理單元 (BAFS B)
Is Chinese the medium of instruction for NSS Liberal Studies Education?
Most students in this school take Liberal Studies Examination in Chinese. Students who excel in English can apply for admission to the English Liberal Studies class. Nevertheless, this is subject to approval by the school, and these students are required to take DSE Liberal Studies Exam in English.
Is Putonghua the medium of instruction for Chinese Language in junior forms?
Students may apply for Putonghua-taught Chinese Language classes according to their preference and ability, while the school will select suitable students. Cantonese is used as the medium of instruction in the other Chinese Language classes. Please note that Putonghua-taught Chinese Language class is not offered in the Senior Secondary curriculum.
Does the school offer Chinese curriculum for Non-Chinese Speaking students?
Students of Non-Chinese Speaking or those who studied foundation Chinese programs in primary school can apply to be exempted from the standard Chinese curriculum. Instead, they can take foundation Chinese courses and sit for the IGCSE Chinese exam.
Is Bible Studies a compulsory subject?
Bible Studies is a compulsory subject for all forms. Students are divided into two groups; namely, the Red Class (for mature believers) and the Green Class (for non-believers and new believers).
Is it compulsory for students to learn a string instrument?
String instrument learning is compulsory for students. The Junior Secondary music curriculum is divided into two parts; namely, vocal and string instrument learning. Each class forms a chamber string orchestra, and students can choose either violin, viola, cello or double bass in accordance with their interests. In addition, the school offers instrumental classes for students to join voluntarily.
Is Japanese or French a compulsory subject?
Students must take either Japanese or French. Japanese and French classes are provided in Junior Secondary. With a view to broaden students’ horizons, they can freely choose either one according to their interests to study for three years.
How does UCCKE assist new students in adjusting to the school?
All newly admitted students should come to registration at school around mid-June accompanied by their parents, to be informed about school arrangements in early-September. Moreover, we offer new S.1 students a two-week “English Enhancement Summer Course” in August, preparing them for the comprehensive English learning curriculum; and more importantly, allowing tremendous interactions among them and their peers, as well as with the teachers, so that they can meet new friends and learn how to work together with one another in a fun and dynamic learning environment.
Is it compulsory to board in school dorm? How is it arranged?
Every S.1 student must take turn to join the 10-week Boarding Programme. The Programme aims to enhance students’ self-management skills and improve their social and communication skills, as well as problem-solving and collaboration strategies through peer interaction. There are Dorm Parents (UCCKE teachers), Assistant Dorm Parent, Student Counsellors and HW Instructors to take care of and follow up on students comprehensively.
There will be orientation activities during the first week of the Boarding Programme.
Is iPad essential for lessons?
Our school promotes eLearning vigorously. In the 2014-15 school year, we initiated BYOD Programme (Bring Your Own Device) among S.1 students to achieve the goal of creating interactive classrooms. Every student has to bring his/her own Apple iPad to class, which is put into usage with parents’ consents to be managed under school policies, so that students can learn in a safe and controlled environment with appropriate usage of iPads.
本校積極推動電子學習，自14-15學年正式開始實施中一「Bring You Own Device」計劃，以實現互動課堂的目標。每位學生必須自備一部Apple iPad平板電腦上課，而家長亦須同意由學校進行流動裝置的管理，以致同學可以在一個安全及規範的環境下學習如何正確使用平板電腦。
What Co-Curricular Activities does UCCKE offer?
Our school has a large variety of sport teams including basketball, football, volleyball, table-tennis, badminton, squash, archery, athletics, cross-country running, swimming, tennis, practical shooting, etc., allowing students to develop their talents and participate in various competitions as school representatives.
Beside sports, we also provide a wide range of activities, including Student Council, Chinese Society, Science Society, Liberal Studies Society, Environmental Protection Club, Drama Team, English Drama Team, Debate Team, Editorial Team, Campus TV, Scouts, Red Cross, Board Game Club, Model Figure Club, Biology Research Team, Astronomical Society, Dancing Team, Musical Instrument Classes, Diving Classes, Sand Painting Classes, Dog Training Classes, Jogging Club, Robotic Classes, Painting Classes, Choirs, Orchestra, Company Programme, etc.
除此之外，本校亦設有學生自治會、中文學會、 科學學會、通識學會、 環保學會、中英文話劇隊、辯論隊、編輯小組、校園電視台、童軍、紅十字會、桌遊學會、模型學會、生物科研小組、天文學會、舞蹈組、樂器班、潛水班、沙畫班、狗隻訓練班、跑步班、機械人班、繪畫班、 合唱團、管弦樂團、學生營商計劃等，活動十分多元化。
Does UCCKE provide school bus service?
Currently, our school offers three bus routes, one route in Hong Kong Island (Central & Western District Route) and two in the New Territories (Tsuen Wan Route, Tseung Kwan O Route).
- Central-Western Route goes from Kennedy Town, via Queen’s Road West, Western Street, Bonham Road, Park Road, Robinson Road, and Admiralty;
- Tsuen Wan Route goes from Riviera Gardens, via Belvedere Garden Phase 1, Discovery Park and Luk Yeung Galleria;
- Tseung Kwan O Route goes from Lohas Park MTR Station, via Oscar by the Sea, Tseung Kwan O MTR Station, Metro Town Shopping Centre, East Point City and Metro City Plaza.
現時，本校設有三條校巴路線：一條港島區的校巴路線 (港島中西區線) 以及兩條新界區的校巴路線 (荃灣線、將軍澳線) 。
As our family live very far from campus, can my children apply to be long-term dorm boarders?
Students living far from school can apply to be long-term boarders. The school will screen applicants according to a number of criteria, including school-home distance and current dorm room availability. However, the final decision will be made case-by-case.
How can I get in touch with UCCKE teachers?
The school regularly organizes “Parent-Teacher Happy Hours”, through which parents can learn about school developments through the Principal and teacher sharing, they can also learn about their children’s academic performance from the Class Teachers and Subject Teachers. In case of emergency, parents can contact FTs/AFTs, subject teachers, D&C Committee (Discipline and Counselling Committee) or Student Counsellors directly to seek assistance.
How can I access school information?
Our school strengthens parent-school communication via the eClass intranet platform. Parents can access school information, including school calendar, iMail, eNotice, eMoney, iSmartCard, student reports, etc. by logging in the parent accounts at eClass.
學校會透過 eClass 內聯網綜合平台，加強家校之間的連繫，家長只須以家長戶口登入系統，便可取得學校資訊，例如行事曆、電郵 、電子通告、電子收費、智能卡、學生報告等，以了解學校日常運作。