Project Work

What Our Subject is About

The Knowledge Skills department aims to develop students’ thinking, process and communication skills. Our activities and lessons will provide the necessary student experience to enable all in at Raffles Institution to effectively analyse and use information, with the hope of being able to express individual thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. The subjects under the Knowledge Skills department comprises General Paper, Project Work, Knowledge & Inquiry and English Language and Linguistics. 


What We Do To Develop Students' Interest/Abilities

In spite of the diverse range of subjects offered under the Knowledge Skills department, we have a single aim of developing critical thinking and exposing students to a whole array of knowledge that the world has to offer. Each subject does it differently: the focus in General Paper is on important current affairs, while Project Work delves deeper into local social issues. Knowledge and Inquiry delves into the nature and construction of knowledge. English Language and Linguistics, on the other hand, develops the ability to analyse and study the English Language and also the skills needed as an interpreter and a producer of meaning.  


For more on the syllabus, please refer to the following link: (Project Work)


Who We Are

The KS Teachers are known to be fun-loving and we take great pride in the subjects that we teach, and that is because these are not just mere subjects to us. We believe that what we teach are important life skills and these subjects reflect important concerns that our society is grappling with. Knowledge of these issues is crucial as students move out into the working world.


Teacher you can speak to:

Mr Adrian Tan ([email protected]) – General Paper and Project Work


What Our Students Say

"Project Work is unlike other academic subjects, in actively encouraging students to work collaboratively rather than competitively. My experience taking PW in RI has allowed me to explore social causes I am deeply interested in through an academic lens, while learning more about myself: what my strengths are, and what I can do to contribute to my team. The insights that I have gained have helped me put theory into action, in initiating community service projects, while supported by the school. PW has been a humbling experience, having taught me the values of empathy, perseverance and trust that I still hold dear to."
- Chew Jay Hong 19A13A


"Studying PW in RI, the pioneer of the subject, we were empowered by the experience of dedicated tutors who encouraged us to delve deep into analysing the social issue of our choice, including interviews with professionals for their expert opinion. This allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the learning process, with the abundant learning support and systematic curriculum allaying our concerns over meeting deliverables."
- Fu Xianli 19S03O