Level 1 centres on the incorporation of core elements of gifted education, namely high-order thinking skills, creativity and personal-social competence in the school curriculum for all students (Level 1A) and adoption of effective differentiation strategies to support the learning of students of diverse abilities across all subjects in regular classrooms (Level 1B).

 

The planning and implementation of gifted education policies at this level is initiated by the Academic Affairs Committee, which works collaboratively with departments of all subjects to enable teachers to gain a thorough understanding of the rationale and principles of gifted education and to adopt effective instructional strategies to cater for the needs of gifted learners.  As at May 2017, 46.7% of all teachers already completed the Foundation Course in Gifted Education organized by the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, 6.7% the Intermediate Course and 1.7% Advanced Course.  There was also school-wide and subject-specific staff development on the use of questioning techniques in the school curriculum to nurture higher-order thinking.