How do you know who you are unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before? History isn’t just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are – and about what’s next. Tony Robinson, Actor and Television Presenter
The study of Humanities is vital in enabling students to acquire a deeper understanding of the world in which they live. It provides the opportunity to study the various aspects that have shaped human society in the past, that are influential today, and will continue to change and develop in the future. Studying Humanities helps to develop inquiring minds and provides students with analytical skills, which are of value in other areas of the curriculum. At the Alice Smith School we believe that, through the study of Humanities, students will learn to appreciate, and enjoy more fully, each and every aspect of their world.
Creativity and innovation are at the heart of the Humanities curriculum at the Alice Smith School. From ‘jousting in the Tudor times’, to trekking through the rainforest, students at the Alice Smith School receive firsthand experiences of both life in the past and our world as it is today. Geographical interests in the world around them are promoted through the study of both local and global environmental issues. Educational field trips include experiencing and exploring the traditional tribal cultures of Malaysia in Ipoh, trading history of Melaka and exploring the environmental issues affecting Tioman Island.
The students at the Alice Smith School receive a skills-based curriculum which includes a range of themes which have been carefully tailored to ensure they are both meaningful to the students and relevant to the international context in which they live.