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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’s vision of “Reflective Learners, Caring Changemakers”, the department’s Core Programme focuses on inquiry-based learning where students learn to understand world issues by taking different perspectives and communicating 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, Historical Investigation @ Singapore River
  • Secondary 2: Inclusive Housing Study @ Bukit Gombak Housing Estate, Historical Investigation, @ Labrador Park / Fort Siloso / Changi
  • Secondary 3: Microclimate Investigation, Issue-based Investigation @ URA and Tourism Study @ Chinatown

Overseas Learning Journeys

  • Perak
  • Japan

External Competitions

  • NUS Geography Challenge
  • Time Capsule Challenge
  • MOE History Challenge