Elective History is taken as elective and combined with Social Studies to make a full subject. To excel, students are expected to read textbook/notes, understand asessment requirements, be familiar with different types of Source-Based Questions and acquire adequate historical contents to constuct valid explanations of given factors.
Social Studies (SS) is a compulsory N and O level subject. The focus of SS is to develop critical thinking skills by exposing students to various local and global sources (cartoons, pictures, text, graphs etc). Students are exptected to read widely especially Singapore current affairs to excel in Social Studies.