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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

Department Brief

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


Programme/Activity Title

Brief Description


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.

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