The school year is divided into two semesters. The first begins in the beginning of September and ends in February; the second begins in March and ends in August. -wikipedia
Subjects in Primary Education / Elementary School
Chinese, Math (Begins with basics, reaches algebra and geometry in 6th grade) , Science (Basics of all three sciences), English (Compulsory for Elementary School Grade 3 and up), Native Languages (Taiwanese / Hakka), Social Studies, Music, Art
Subjects in Junior High School
Literature (Classical and modern Chinese literature and poetry, composition and public speaking), Mathematics (Single and two variable algebra, geometry, proofs, trigonometry, and pre-calculus), English (Essential English grammar), Science & Technology
Biology: Taken during first year, includes more in depth studies and lab work.
Chemistry: Taken during second year. More rigorous introduction to atoms, molecule, and chemical reactions, including lab work.
Physics: Taken during third year. More rigorous introduction to physical laws and equations, including lab work.
Earth Science: Taken during third year.
Technology: Taken during the whole three years. Introduce some basic technology in daily life.
Subjects in Senior High School
(Senior high school spans grades 10 through 12, again the main goal of students is to score highly on the national university entrance exams at the end of their third year. The pace is just as, if not more intense than junior high school.)
"In many high schools incoming students may select science or liberal arts tracks depending on where their interests lie. The different learning tracks are commonly referred to as groups. Group I consists of liberal arts students, Group II and Group III of science based students (the latter studies biology as an additional subject). Science based curriculum consists of more rigorous science and mathematics classes intended to prepare the student for a career in the sciences and engineering; the liberal arts track places a heavier emphasis on literature and social studies to prepare students for a future in those fields. Often, students in Group I are exempted to study science even if they wish to, and students in Group II are not required to take geography, civics and history." Wikipedia