The Study of History
How important and relevant is the study of this subject in this modern age? With increasing desire of our country people to seek out the meaning of our existence after SG50, this subject offers our students the environment to study how historical forces, events and personalities have shaped and formed the world we live in today. This in turn develop in them a sense of empathy, awareness and sensitivity to the diverse historical experiences that we may have. In the process, the students will also develop the ability to think, reason and write critically.
Swiss Cottage students learn History through a highly experiential curriculum. Our customised inquiry process brings them through a journey into the spice trade and how uniquely spices have bine our people in the country together. This culminates in an understanding of the uniqueness of an aspect of our Singapore food culture. This knowledge helps to be the springboard for deeper conceptual learning of racial identity as well as citizenry at the higher levels.