The humanities entail the study of the human world and society from a critical perspective. In these disciplines, students investigate humanity itself, applying critical methods to help them understand our lives, global issues, and the past, as well as human morality, culture, and values.
“Humanities” is a subject in Grade 7 and Grade 8 which shares the concept of “People, Places and Time”. Grade 7 Humanities covers units of Physical Geography, Human Geography and History in the three different terms. Grade 8 Humanities covers Geography (both Physical and Human), History and other disciplines of Humanities (such as Business, Economics and Tourism).
THKC gives an opportunity to select various humanities subjects from Grade 9 to Grade 12, for IGCSE, IBDP and A Level curriculum. Choices of subjects include
Geography, History, Business, Economics, Travel and Tourism, etc.
The Geography course encourages our students to be curious about the world and aims to help them improve their analytical and critical thinking skills. As students study both human geography and physical geography, they will encounter different environmental, social, economic and cultural aspects. This helps them realise how countries depend on each other in the modern world. It can inspire them to think about their place in the world, their values, and their responsibilities as well as the rights of others and the environment.
Through the study of History, students can understand people, motivations and how society develops and works. History teaches them to think in ways that no other discipline does since students study a wide range of topics encompassing diverse areas such as economics, politics, religion and other areas of life. The History course aims to challenge students with the academic discipline of history and also develop their critical analysis skills so that they can learn about, and from, the complex, diverse stories of the past.
Subjects of other disciplines of Humanities such as Business, Economics and Tourism not only allow students to gain substantial subject knowledge, but also international knowledge and key skills including but not limited to research, data analysis, report drafting as well as project management.