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Teaching Staff


Head Of Department (Humanities)
Dr Nandakumar Mayakestan

 Geography  History  Social Studies

Mr Rayner Goh 
HOD (Partnership & Outreach)

Ms Oh Peck Lin
School Staff Developer

Mr Rahmat Tirmizi

Mr Teo Eng Tong

Mrs Kee-Ong Hwee Zhen, Zenn

                     Ms Vikneswari                      Year Head (Lower Secondary)

Mr Mustaqim Mohamed

Mrs Kee-Ong Hwee Zhen, Zenn

Ms Darshini

Ms Susan Liang

Ms Vikneswari

Mr Rayner Goh

Mr Teo Eng Tong

Mr Mustaqim Mohamed

Social Studies


Subjects Offered

      • Humanities (SS/Geography)
      • Humanities (SS/History)
      • Humanities (SS/Literature in English)


The aims of the syllabus are to enable students to: 
      • understand issues that affect the socio-economic development, the governance and the future of Singapore.
      • learn from the experiences of other countries to build and sustain a politically viable, socially cohesive and economically vibrant Singapore. 
      • develop thinking and process skills which are essential for lifelong and independent learning. 
      • have a deep sense of shared destiny and national identity. 
      • develop into citizens who have empathy towards others and will participate responsibly and sensibly in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious society. 
      • develop into responsible citizens with a global perspective.

T & L Framework

The intended learning outcomes shown in the outermost circle frame the syllabus content and the six themes of the syllabus. SS_framework.png



Subjects Offered

      • Humanities (SS/History)
      • Full History


History education in Singapore seeks to develop in students a critical appreciation of past human experiences and connections between the past and present. 

There are seven qualities of a History learner, which the History Syllabuses (from lower secondary to pre-university) aim to develop in our students. These seven qualities are further elaborated in the framework below.

T & L Framework


Subjects Offered

  • Humanities (SS/Geography)
  • Full Geography


Geography builds on students’ experiences and prior knowledge to examine the physical and human phenomena found on Earth as well as their complex interactions and patterns across space. 

Geography emphasises the integrative study of physical and human environments to enable students to gain a better understanding of their own space and other parts of the world.

It also focuses on the interconnectedness among groups of people, and between people and their environment. 

T & L Framework



Humanities Department Activities (2017)

Humanities Learning Journey to Changi Airport  
The Secondary Three students embarked on a journey to to understand the elements of Social Studies, History and Geography that is available in the monumental vicinity that is the Changi Airport. With terms such as globalization, internal security as well as physical landscape, students were able to immerse themselves to the surroundings of Changi Airport beyond the realms of the textbooks!

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Students embarking on Humanities Learning Journey 2017 to Changi Airport

Time Capsule Challenge 2017
Organized by Nan Hua High School, the competition aims to enrich students’ understanding of current affairs and issues related to the humanities through creative application of their knowledge of different scenarios. Two of our students were presented with the Silver Award for their outstanding achievements in the individual category.
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Students participating in Time Capsule Challenge 2017

10th International Model United Nations
The event was organized by Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) aims to expose students to some of the most pressing issues the world is actively finding answers to. This was done by allowing the students to play roles of government officials and international delegates and create an environment that exposed students to critical thinking on the issues that were raised. With representatives from many schools, we were delighted to have one of our own student, Shwetha Raj, from 3E2, was presented with the Best Policy Statement Award! 

Swetha Raj from 3E2 with her Best Policy Statement Certificate

Prove It! Contest 2017

The contest, organized by the National Library Board, aims to develop a keen interest for the dynamic discipline of research as well as exposing our students to search for information and develop a strong aptitude for research. Eight of our students from Secondary Two participated in this contest for the very first time.

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Students participating in Prove It! Contest 2017 organised by the National Library Board