Knowledge & Inquiry
Knowledge and Inquiry is a multidisciplinary ‘A’ Level H2 subject which focuses on the nature and construction of knowledge in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Aesthetics. Knowledge and Inquiry emphasises the spirit of inquiry, and students are encouraged to ask questions about themselves, their society and the world around them, and explore the different possible answers to these questions.
- The ability to understand the nature of knowledge and the different modes of inquiry in various fields
- The ability to critically analyse and evaluate issues from different perspectives
- The ability to be able to define their own learning and think independently
- The ability to articulate and defend effectively their ideas and arguments
- The habit of reading widely from the different disciplines and engage in independent research
1.1 Why ask questions?
1.2 What is knowledge?
1.3 How is knowledge constructed?
1.4 What makes knowledge valid?
1.5 How is knowledge affected by society?
1.6 How should knowledge be used?
- Section A: Select 1 out of 2 Essay Questions (30 marks)
- Section B: Select 1 out of 4 Essay Questions (30 marks)
- Duration: 3 hr
Paper II: Critical Thinking (30%)
- Section A: 1 Compulsory Question based on an Unseen Passage (30 marks)
- Section B: Select 2 out of 3 Questions (30 marks)
- Duration: 2 hr
Paper III: Independent Study (40%)
- Candidates choose a topic related to the nature and construction of knowledge (80 marks)
- Duration: 6 months