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Table 8 A comparison of the time allocation for each KLA between the CDC’s recommendations and the 155 surveyed schools (Source: Curriculum Development Council 2002 , 66–67)

From: Trilingual education in Hong Kong primary schools: an overview

CDC recommendation The 155 surveyed schools
Key Learning Area Lesson Time (over 3 years) The average percentage of time allocation for each KLA
P1 – P3 (KS 1) P4 – P6 (KS 2)
Chinese Language Education (Chinese & PTH) 594-713 hours (25-30%) 594-713 hours (25-30%) 27.64%
English Language Education 404-499 hours (17-21%) 404-499 hours (17-21%) 23.21%
Mathematics Education 285-356 hours (12-15%) 285-356 hours (12-15%) 17.80%
Science & Technology Education (G.S. & I.T.) 285-356 hours (12-15%) 285-356 hours (12-15%) 15.14%
Arts Education (Visual Arts & Music) 238-356 hours (10-15%) 238-356 hours (10-15%) 10.79%
Physical Education 119-190 hours (5-8%) 119-190 hours (5-8%) 5.41%