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At a Glance

  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Hours of Tuition: 20 hours per week
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 students
  • Age Range: 12 to 16 years
  • Language Level Required: Intermediate and above
  • Suitable For: Students interested in pursuing future study in all Humanities disciplines such as Art, History, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Literature and Language.

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Why Choose SBC Humanities?

Humanities as an academic discipline helps us form an intellectual understanding of the world through the art, history, politics and philosophy of global cultures. SBC Humanities is the ideal course for students who would like to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better understand and appreciate art, music, philosophy, politics and current events.

What You’ll Learn

Students will look at each of the following disciplines, and develop the skills, knowledge and language to analyse and critically evaluate what they learn: Art: painting, music, literature and films; History: key moments in history which influence the world today; Politics: current affairs and their sociological and political causes; and Philosophy: the history of thought and philosophy. It is said that through studying Humanities, students develop soft skills such as the ability to converse on a number of topics, as well as becoming better verbal reasoners.

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How You’ll Learn: Time to Shine

We believe that students learn most effectively when they are actively applying language in practice. For this reason, our lessons are designed to be communicative, meaning that our students are constantly using English in an interactive way. During the course students will participate in a diverse range of engaging tasks, as well as weekly Time to Shine research projects. Example Time to Shine projects include presentations, debates, team challenges and creative writing competitions.

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What You’ll Take Away

Our Time to Shine projects also require students to develop skills beyond communication and subject knowledge. By conducting their own investigations for each research task, students will develop their analytical and critical thinking skills, and also develop their collaboration and presentation skills.

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