The study of Humanities looks at and seeks out the very meaning of our human existence and experiences. The Swiss Humanities Department aims to develop in our students to understand and appreciate the complexities in human experiences and his environment. We wish to witness in our students the ability and desire to voice and act decisively to enrich our common experiences and protect the one earth that we all thrive on.
Swiss Cottage offers the following Humanities subjects:
|Express||Normal Academic||Normal Technical|
|· Humanities||· Humanities||· Social Studies (NT)|
|· Geography||· Geography|
|· History||· History|
|Mdm Serene Tang Hue Sim||HOD Humanities|
|Mr Sunil K Nair||
|Mdm Nuraida Sawi||Senior Teacher Social Studies|
|Mr Clement Tan Wei Xin||SH Student Leadership / Geography / Social Studies Teacher|
|Mrs Fong-Sim Hui Beng, Christina||Geography Teacher|
|Miss Tan Rou Jing||Geography / Social Studies Teacher|
|Mr Tan Zi Jie||Geography / English Teacher|
|Muhammad Irfan||Assistant Year Head / Geography Teacher|
|Mr Alex Chew Kok Chung||DY SH Student Management (Acting) / Geography Teacher|
|Mdm Kasthuri Elamaran||History / Tamil Language Teacher|
|Mr Muhammad Tirmidzi||History Teacher|
|Miss Faza Mahirah MD Suhimi||History / Social Studies Teacher|
|Miss Rose Nabilah Rosli||History / Social Studies Teacher|
|Miss Wee Ni Swen||History / Music Teacher|
|Ms Faith Wang Yi Shan||English Language / Social Studies Teacher|
|Ms Sin Yueh Taur Anita||Geography / Social Studies Teacher|
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. In the lower secondary, 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.
At the upper secondary level, their history journey brings them back to the time of British colonisation and its legacy on the political, economic and social development of Singapore today. In addition, they are also exposed to modern European history and how critical postwar historical events have shaped the world into what it is today.
The Study of Combined Humanities (Social Studies)
Combined Humanities is a compulsory subject offered in the GCE ‘N’ and ‘O’ level Examination. The subject is offered at the upper secondary level only.