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Temasek Humanities Programme

One of only eight A-Level MOE Humanities Scholarship Centres, the Temasek Humanities Programme (THP) aims to create leaders in the Humanities through embracing the spirit of inquiry. Our three signature programmes reflect this focus on inquiry, and our students come through our programme with a critical appreciation of pertinent issues in our world today as well as the skills to kick start change. Read on to find out more about our signature programmes.

TEMASEK DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS’ SERIES (TDSS)

The TDSS is an annual conference that the THP students organise. Each conference revolves around a theme that the THP students lead their peers in exploring, before culminating in a conference with a distinguished speaker in the field of interest.

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TDSS main conference in 2019

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TDSS main conference goes virtual in 2020 (left) while the TDSS 2020 organising committee are hard at work (right)

HUMANITJOURNEY

The HumaniTJourney is an opportunity for our students to explore pertinent issues affecting our world by considering both foreign and local perspectives as they construct learning experiences, collect data, and learn to produce nuanced and well-reasoned analyses.

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Learning journey to Geylang as part of the local HumaniTJourney 2020

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Virtual tour to a New Zealand farm in HumaniTJourney 2020

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THP students enjoying a bubble tea workshop in Taiwan, 2019

CAPSTONE PROJECTS

Our students’ THP journey culminates in the Capstone Project, which empowers our J2 students to conduct independent research on an area of their interest to produce an academic paper. They present their findings at the HumaniTEA@TJC, where they defend their research process and findings to their peers.

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HumaniTEA 2020 Capstone presentation
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Virtual sharing by TJC alumnus
Dr. Heng Tang Tang for HumaniTEA 2021

MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Signature programmes aside, the THP empowers our students to take on life after Junior College. We pair each THP student with a teacher-mentor who supports them in their tertiary aspirations, ensuring that they are well prepared for university and scholarship applications. Our rigourous programme has yielded very strong outcomes; THP students have consistently attained median UAS scores of at least 87.5 at the GCE ‘A’ Levels, and go on to take up highly renowned university and scholarship placements.

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Kyla Teo (87.75 UAS), Kayzia Foo (85 UAS), Allyson Tutay (90 UAS), Samuel Ong (88.75 UAS) during the 2019 Humanities Trip

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

The Arts Book Award

The Arts Book Award (JC1) is automatically awarded, on top of the Temasek Merit Award to students who:
  • attain L1R5 7 points or better at the GCE-O Level examination, and
  • apply to the Arts stream.

Awardees must offer four H2 subjects of which three must comprise: Economics, Literature, History or Geography, Chinese Language and Literature, Music or Art. This award is valued at $300.

The MOE Humanities Scholarship
For more information on the MOE Humanities Scholarship, click here.

To learn more about us, please feel free to reach out to the programme coordinator, Mr Koh Weining at koh_weining@schools.gov.sg.