A holistic humanities curriculum which develops confident and reflective BBSSians who are emotionally connected to Singapore as well as future-ready to care for the society and the world we live in.
To nurture successful self-directed learners with a passion to achieve academic excellence and the desire to understand human societies.
Head of Department
Mdm Tong Wee Onn
Lead Teacher / Geography
Mdm Jayanthi D/O Appachamy
Senior Teacher / History
Mr Jared Er
The Humanities Department embarks on a curriculum to develop in students an inquisitive mind through inquiry-based pedagogy and to make learning more real by providing authentic learning experiences. Throughout their four to five years of education in our school we aim to instill in students the need to care for the Earth, an appreciation of the past, culture and heritage and to develop a sense of belonging to Singapore.
Key Department Programmes and Activities
Humanities Joy of Learning Week
A bi-annual event organised to instill in students a love for the Humanities
Coastal Studies and Environment Learning Journey
Coastal Geographical Investigation for Pure Geography students
Historical Learning Journey to Museums and Heritage Sites
For Sec 1 & 2 as part of Lower Secondary Historical Investigation
Humanities Overseas School Immmersion
Humanities Cultural and School Immersion Overseas Programme to Asia Pacific countries for Sec 2 and 3 students
Docent & Archivist Programme
For selected Sec 2 & 3 history students as part of History Talent Development Programme
Model United Nation Training Programme
For selected Sec 2 & 3 as part of Social Studies Talent Development Programme
Green Ambassadors Programme
For selected Sec 1, 2 & 3 as part of Geography Talent Development Programme
The Coughing Hills Of Bukit Batok: What’s In A Name?
Learn more about the history and how ‘Bukit Batok’ got its name from in this short video done by Bukit Batok Secondary School in conjunction with Singapore Heritage Festival 2022.