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Primary school subjects and syllabuses

Primary school students will be introduced to subject-based learning where they will learn subjects such as languages, mathematics, science, art, music and social studies. Learn more about the syllabus taught in the classroom.


Primary school students will learn the following subjects:

  • English Language
  • Mother Tongue Language (MTL)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies
  • Character and Citizenship Education

In Primary 5 and 6, your child will be offered English Language, MTL, Mathematics and Science at the foundation or standard levels, depending on their Primary 4 school examination results. They may also be offered Higher MTL depending on their MTL results.


English Language


Primary schools are equipped to teach the Strategies for English Language Learning And Reading (STELLAR) curriculum.

STELLAR is an interactive literacy programme that fosters confidence in learning English using children’s literature.