The Study of Combined Humanities (Social Studies)
Combined Humanities is a compulsory subject offered in the GCE ‘O’ level Examination and it is offered at the upper secondary level only.
The subject comprises of two subjects:
- Social Studies – a compulsory subject for all upper secondary students as well as an examinable subject for both the express and normal (academic) streams students sitting for the GCE national examinations.
- Elective Humanities in which the students can offer any of the following subjects:
|(a) Geography Elective||(a) Geography Elective|
|(b) History Elective||(b) History Elective|
|(c) Literature in English Elective|
|(d) Literature in Malay Elective|
The study of Social Studies is an integral subject that develops critical and valuable citizenship values. Students will learn recent and contemporary local as well as global developments through 3 broad issues of i) Exploring Citizenship and Governance, ii) Living in a Diverse Society and iii) Being Part of a Globalised World. Through the exploration of these issues, the students will recognise the interconnectedness of Singapore and the world.
The subject will also allow the students to critically examine societal issues through an inquiry investigation. Through this process, the students will gain invaluable knowledge of research skills as well as develop constructive responses to societal issues; one of which is the integration of new citizens into our society. With these developments, our students can learn to contribute responsibly as informed, concerned and participative glocal citizens.