The Humanities Department strives to provide an engaging and enriching programme to enthuse Hillgrovians in the study of the Humanities and to equip them with creative and thinking skills.

In line with the school vision “Reflective Learners, Caring Changemakers”, the department’s Core Programme focuses on inquiry-based learning where students learn to understand the world issues by taking different perspectives and communicate their arguments coherently in both speech and writing. Learning is further enhanced through Assessment for Learning, Assessment as Learning and online technological tools on Student Learning Space (SLS).

Achievements & Highlights

Key Enrichment Programmes

  • Secondary 1: Water Quality Study
  • Secondary 1: Historical Investigation @ Singapore River
  • Secondary 2: Inclusive Housing Study @ Bukit Gombak Housing Estate
  • Secondary 2: Historical Investigation @ Kranji Memorial
  • Secondary 3: Microclimate Investigation, Issue-based Investigation @ URA and Tourism Study @Chinatown

External Competitions

NUS Geography Challenge

  • 1 Silver and 1 student selected for Talent Development Programme (2020)

MOE History Challenge

  • 2 students selected for Talent Development Programme (2020)

Historical Scene Investigation Challenge by National Library Board

  • 1 Bronze (2020)