“Behind every good business is a great accountant.”
Teachers bind academic concepts with daily life examples in curriculum planning, the application of various financial ratios in the stock market and application of insurance for instance. This helps students apply what they learn and enhance learning motivation. Students utilize the terminology of accounting and generic knowledge of business, perform financial analysis of listed companies in Hong Kong and make suggestions on their business plans. In the simulation business course, senior students also write business proposals and financial reports.
Before each Monday, students log on to SCHOOLOGY and complete the pre-lesson tasks, which include clip viewing, webpage or textbook reading, followed by relevant questions to be answered. Through the above small tasks, students can have a preview regarding some more challenging topics, where learners’ diversity is catered for and self-directed learning is promoted.
An error book is kept by each student where they jot down their mistakes made in class work, homework, tests and examinations so as to avoid the same mistakes. Teachers review and leave comments on the error books and let students improve their organizational method systemically.
Assessment for learning: Based on the results of multiple assignments, teachers can use the system to systematically analyze student performance and understand the performance of the whole class or individual students on different topics and in-depth exercises to optimize teaching and learning and enhance student learning.
Assessment of learning: Students can analyze their relative performance in different areas of knowledge to find ways to improve. OQB can also record the questions that students have done wrong so that they can easily generalize their mistakes and learn better.
To facilitate active learning, S4 students are required to make clips of no more than 3 minutes individually or in groups periodically. The clips are subject-related, the best of which are to be uploaded to the learning platform for other BAFS students’ references. The process not only strengthens the understanding of the subject content, students’ interest in learning can also be ignited through refining their skills in clip editing.
- As a collaboration with the Student Affairs Committee, selected BAFS students attend the mentorship program run by the CUHK Business School.
- Participating students can meet their assigned mentors who take up senior managerial posts bimonthly. They can also visit corporations and attend business meetings and mock interviews.
- Every year, HKICPA pays a school visit and delivers a seminar introducing the field of accounting and the examination for S5 BAFS students. An introduction to their BAFE examination is also included. All these enable students to have a better understanding of the development of the industry and a good preparation for the HKDSE.
- Teachers discuss major concerns in the professional development meeting annually. This includes discussion on strategies for students to avoid common mistakes, analysis of assessment data that facilitate learning.
- Furthermore, our department also conducts mini-lesson studies, which include question type identification, teaching plan formulation, open classroom and lesson observation to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness constantly.
- Starting from the 18-19 academic year, our department has worked with Carmel Secondary School on mini-lesson studies for the sharing of ideas regarding learning and teaching. The first topic of study was “correction of error” in the accounting module since students typically find this topic challenging. Teachers share their experiences and difficulties and work together on a better teaching strategy for this topic.