In doing so, we aim to equip our students with the skills needed to assume leadership roles; as responsible, ethical, creative, thoughtful and engaged citizens of the world.
All three humanities subjects offered by the school – Geography, History and Social Studies aim to achieve the Desired Outcomes of Education (DOE) and develop the student into:
- A confident person.
- A self-directed learner
- An active contributor
- A concerned citizen
The Department believes in lifelong learning and the value of making learning relevant to everyday life by injecting authenticity and fun to complement classroom learning.
Both the lower secondary and upper secondary programmes aim to achieve the Desired Outcomes of Education (DOE). Particular emphasis is on the inquiry approach to learning where students are trained to investigate national and global issues by adopting different perspectives and questioning the accuracy and relevance of what they hear, read and see in their daily lives.
Different pedagogical approaches are deployed in the teaching of Humanities. These include investigative and experiential learning in Lower Secondary Geography and History and the Investigative Inquiry approach in Upper Secondary Social Studies. The Department also believes in the value of Learning Journeys as they offer an element of authenticity and add some fun to complement classroom learning. Every Learning Journey is part of an important learning process, linking what students learn in class to what they see, feel and experience outside the classroom. This injects life and meaning to lessons which then become real, concrete and relevant to our students.
|Secondary 1||Geography||Botanic Gardens||Tropical Rainforest|
|Secondary 1||History||National Museum of Singapore and Fort Canning||Singapore before 1819|
|Secondary 2||Geography||Bukit Panjang Estate and URA||Housing|
|Secondary 2||History||Former Ford Factory||The Japanese Occupation|
|Secondary 3||Geography||East Coast Park||Coastal Studies|
|Secondary 3||Social Studies||Parliament Visit & Visit to Tiong Bahru Estate||Citizenship|
|Secondary 4||Geography||Chinatown & East Coast Park||Tourism and Coastal Studies|
The department believes in both formative and summative assessment. The department's Assessment for Learning (AfL) strategies are focused on:
1. Providing effective feedback to students that is both constructive and developmental.
2. Having a diverse range of assessment forms that focus on both knowledge building and equipping students with the relevant skills as required by the curriculum. The department's mode of formative assessment includes class work, assignments as well as project work.
Achievements: Competitions & Results
NUS Geography Challenge 2017 & 2018 – Participation
W6 W8 Cluster Humanities Challenge 2017 & 2018 – Participation
National History Challenge – Certificate of Participation
Outstanding History Teacher Award – Finalist (Mdm. Denise Lim)