There are four subjects in The Department of Humanities, viz. Economics, Geography, Chinese History and Citizenship and Social Development. The aim of these subjects is to develop students’ social and humanistic perspective so to help them make judgments on issues in local community, the nation and the world.
Economics is a study of the choices that individuals and societies make about how to allocate their scarce resources among competing uses. It is a social science, applying scientific methods of analysis to problems of human interaction.
Major topics covered in the syllabus of HKDSE include:
To broaden students’ horizons, useful seminars and competition activities on economics and financial related topics will be arranged for different grades.
To guide students in the “Extension of trade theory”, to understand the key concepts and theories of absolute advantage, comparative advantage, and gains from trade by using the production possibilities frontier (PPF). In the part of “Economic Growth and Development”, it is important for students to understand that economic growth and development are two related, but different concepts.
G.T. was the first school in Hong Kong to ever join and win an award the International Economics Olympiad main competition!
Conan Cheung, Jessie Fung, Sophie Fung and Sian Lee won the Champion and Best Presentation Award in Economics Analysis Competition 2021!
Citizenship and Social Development