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Gifted Education



Rationale and Principles of Gifted Education Policy in Hong Kong

The mission of gifted education is to fully explore and develop the potentials of gifted students systematically and strategically by providing them with opportunities to receive education at appropriate levels in a flexible teaching and learning environment.

To cater to the educational needs of gifted students, we advocate the following principles:



* Nurturing multiple intelligences is a fundamental goal of quality basic education and should be the mission of ALL schools;
* Gifted education should be part of quality education. The needs of gifted students, like their less able counterparts, should basically be met in their own school;
* A broad definition using multiple intelligences should be adopted;
* Exploring students' thinking and creativity abilities and social skills should be the foci of gifted education.
* Schools should provide sequential and multiple educational activities to gifted students at different levels;
* To compile resources collected from educational parties/bodies as support to schools.



Operation Mode of Gifted Education in Hong Kong

A three-tier operation mode is adopted in implementing gifted education in Hong Kong:

 This diagram shows the three-tier operation mode in implementing gifted education in Hong Kong


Level One: 



To immerse the core elements advocated in gifted education i.e. high-order thinking skills, creativity and personal-social competence in the curriculum for ALL students;


To differentiate teaching through appropriate grouping of students to meet the different needs of the groups with enrichment and extension of curriculum across ALL subjects in regular classrooms.


Level Two:



To conduct pull-out programmes of generic nature within or after regular school hours to allow systematic training for a homogeneous group of students (e.g. Creativity training, leadership training, etc.);


To conduct pull-out programme in specific areas (e.g. Maths, Arts, etc.) within or after regular school hours to allow systematic training for students with outstanding performance in specific domains.


Level Three:



The Gifted Education Section of EDB and The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education cooperate with or/and commission tertiary institutes/educational organisations/bodies to provide challenging off-school enrichment and extension learning opportunities for exceptionally gifted students nominated by schools.

What's New

Course / Event Target Details
2017/18 Hong Kong Budding Scientists Award2016/17 Hong Kong Budding Scientists Award Upper Primary & Secondary
(S.1-4 students)
Updates on the Final cum Prize Presentation Ceremony
HK Mathematics Creative Problem Solving Competition for Primary/Secondary Schools2016/17 Hong Kong Budding Scientists Award Upper primary and lower secondary students
  • Please click here for the finalist of CPS Primary heat
    * The admission forms and rundown for CPS Primary Final had been sent on 15 March 2018 via email.
  • Please click here for the award list for CPS Primary heat
  • Please click here for the finalist of CPS Secondary heat
    * The details of the final will be emailed to individual schools in early April.
  • Please click here for the award list for CPS Secondary heat

The Elite Students Project in Chinese Language 2017/18 The Elite Students Project in Chinese Language 2017/18

Upper primary and lower secondary students
  • 獲獎名單
  • 3月21日「菁英之星」才藝大賽暨頒獎典禮




Gifted Education Resources and Support

Policy and Practice

Learning and Teaching Resources

Teacher Professional Development

Competitions and Web Courses

Policy Document & Guideline Chinese PD Framework Web-based Learning Courses for Gifted/More Able Students (offered by EDB and HKAGE)
Definition of Giftedness English Professional Development Programmes Student CompetitionsUpdate
Services of GE Section Mathematics Gifted Education Teacher Network  
Tools / References General Studies / Science and Technology EDB Online Foundation Course in Gifted Education  
  General Studies / Humanities School-based Gifted Education Interflow and Exhibition 2016更新  
  Affective Education    
  Learning and Teaching Resources (1997-2003)    

GE Bulletin and Other Resources

Diversity Learning Grant (DLG)

Young Achievers' Gallery 2.0 (YAG 2.0)

GE Community

Gifted Education BulletinUpdate Circular Memorandum What's New Introduction (2015/16)
Parent Education Sample Proposal / Evaluation Report About YAG 2.0 GE Community - Primary Schools (2015/16)
Glossary in Gifted Education FAQs Events held at YAG in 2017/18 GE Community - Secondary Schools (2015/16)
Fung Hon Chu Gifted Education Centre   EDB Data Bank of Hong Kong High Achieving Students GE Community - Primary Schools (2014/15)

Gifted Education in Hong Kong - Advertorial

  YAG (Online Virtual Gallery) GE Community - Secondary Schools (2014/15)

Past Events

  YAG (Text-only version) GE Community - Primary Schools (2013/14)
    YAG Celebrity Student Talk Series GE Community - Secondary Schools (2013/14)
    YAG History Gallery Partner Schools (2007- 2014)
    Opening Hours  
    Contact Us  

The School Self-enhancing Tool (SSET)

Gifted Education
Co-op Café

Gifted Education School Network Initiativenewest


Information Information Primary Hong Kong Development
  Registration form Secondary  The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
      Questions & Answers
      Useful Links
      2017/18 Year Planner2017/18 Year Planner
      Gifted Education - Contact Us



Last review date: 24 April 2018
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