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CUSA3030 Student Training Course for International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) Phase 3 國際初中科學奧林匹克訓練課程(第三階段)

The programme aims to:

Enhance students’ ability and knowledge to attain a high level of competence in science;
Provide student the accelerated learning experience in sciences;
Enhance the thinking skills and problem-solving skills as well as laboratory skills of students;
Widen students’ knowledge and raise their aspirations and confidence in competing with contestants in cross-regional and international competitions; and
Identify the most capable students, through the 3-phase screening training programme, to represent HK to participate in IJSO.
In order to select and train the delegates to participate in the International Junior Science Olympiad which is held on December every year, HKAGE commissioned the Faculty of Science of CUHK to provide student training programme. It will last for about 12 months and consist of 3 phases. The whole programme will consist of a minimum of 210 face-to-face teaching hours, including lecture, tutorial, discussion and laboratory session. In Phase 3 training, it consists of 108 face-to-face teaching hours to consolidate the theoretical and experimental skills in sciences of students. Students with 80% or above attendance and have satisfactory performances in the course will be awarded academy credits. Students with good performance in the course will represent Hong Kong to participate in the IJSO.




Organising units:
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK 
  • Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE)
  • Science Academy for Young Talent, Faculty of Science, CUHK
  • School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, CUHK
  • Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, CUHK
  • Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. identify major concepts in science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) at junior and senior secondary school levels. Solve selective scientific problems that beyond the regular junior secondary school syllabus;
  2. Master the topics covered in the IJSO syllabus, up to post-secondary level;
  Upon completion of all three Phases of the IJSO training program, the participants would be able to represent Hong Kong to participate in the International Junior Science Olympiad.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Tutorials
  3. Discussion Sessions
  4. Laboratory Sessions
Medium of Instruction:   English, Cantonese
Assessment:   Tests
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  6
* Only students with 80% or above attendance and attain a passing grade in the course assessments will be awarded 3 academy credits with certificates or letters of completion.
Expected applicants:   S2 - S3 students
Organising period:   11th; 12th; 13th; 14th; 15th
Application Method:   Submit application to Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Others:   Participants who satisfied the attendance requirement will receive a Certificate issued by the Faculty of Science, CUHK.