• Attah Mills Block
    Attah Mills Block
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  • STUDENTS IN THE SCIENCE LAB
    STUDENTS IN THE SCIENCE LAB
  • HANDING OVER
    HANDING OVER
  • AMANADEHYEE
    AMANADEHYEE
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    THE SCHOOL CHOIR
  • CULTURAL DANCE
    CULTURAL DANCE
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    CULTURAL TROUP
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    ASANTEWAA WARRIORS
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    THE CADET DISPLAY
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    CADET ON ANNIVERSARY DAY
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    INSPECTION OF PARADE
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    JUBILEE THANKSGIVING SERVICE
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    THANKS GIVING SERVICES AT NEW ASSEMBLY HALL
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    HOUSE FOUR (SERWAA NYARKO HOUSE)
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    YAA ASANTEWAA STATUE (SIDE VIEW)
  • ADMINISTRATION BLOCK (FRONT)
    ADMINISTRATION BLOCK (FRONT)
  • STREET THROUGH SECURITY OFFICE
    STREET THROUGH SECURITY OFFICE

Social Science

 

BRIEF ACCOUNT OF DEPARTMENT

The social sciences department is an important department of the school. The social sciences concern themselves with the study of different aspects of human behavior. Great thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle recognized no clear line of demarcation between subjects, for them all subjects of study were merely different aspects of one great subject-philosophy.

Increasing knowledge, however, made the study of man and his environment too vast for a single subject, an in course of time it split up into an increasing number of separate sciences. The physical and natural sciences were the first to become independent disciplines, though until quite recent times philosophy still embraced all the social sciences. One by one, however, the social sciences broke away from philosophy. The main social sciences are Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

The social sciences equip students with basic skills and knowledge that enable them to be useful members of the country. The social sciences provide for intellectual training, a preparation for citizenship and a vocational training. The Social Sciences Department is a big department in the school. Apart from the core subjects, more students read the social sciences than other elective subjects. The main reason is to train many social scientists who can contribute to the development of the country.

ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS

The Social Sciences Department has achieved a lot ever the past five years. Our students performed creditably in their final examination. In recognition of this achievement, the Department was awarded prizes during the last two Speech and Prize-Giving Day. Our students set admission to public universities. We want to express our gratitude to the school for recognizing the performance of teachers in the Department. We promise that we shall not rest on our oars and promise to work harder to justify the confidence repose in us.

The following table shows the performance of our students over the past five years:

Subject No of F(2005) No. of F(2006) No. of F(2007) No. of F(2008) No. of F(2009)
Economics 0 1 0 0 0
Government 0 0 0 1 0
History 1 1 0 1 0
CRS 0 0 0 1 0
Social Studies 0 0 0 1 0
Geography 5 0 0 0 0

Subjects offered in the department:
Core – English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Integrated Science.
Elective – Economics, Geography, History, Christian Religious Studies, Elective Mathematics, French, Twi and Literature-in-English.

Number of students offering each subject in the various year groups.

SUBJECT SHS 1 SHS 2 SHS 3 SHS 4
ENGLISH
CORE MATHEMATICS
SOCIAL STUDIES 509 579 492
INTEGRATED SCIENCE
ECONOMICS 386 320 370
GEOGRAPHY 118 111 99
GOVERNMENT 187 160 128
ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS 81 73 51
LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH 114 94 51
FRENCH 64 57 37
CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES 24 25 14
HISTORY 37 38 35
TWI 50 37 14

PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES

As a human institution, the department is face with some challenges. These are:

  1. It is the only department in the school without office of the Head of Department.
  2. The students’ knowledge in current affairs in low. They do not listen to news and they do not have access to newspapers.
  3. It has not been easy to obtain money to run the department. The Department does not receive any grant from the school to manage its affairs.
  4. Teachers are confronted with large class sizes. Some classes have more than 50 students.
  5. It seems students do not have time to go to the library to do some research on their own.

VISION

We in the Department have dreams. We dream of a year in which 90% of our students get A1 in all their elective subjects. W also dream of a year in which all our final students will get admission into public universities.

However, these dreams cannot be realize without hard work and devoted service. Teaching profession demands great sacrifice of all teachers. Let us all work harmoniously towards the fulfillment of our dreams.

There are many problems confronting the Ghanaian society. Social scientists try to find solutions to the problems of the society. The problems are clamoring for solutions. It is up to the department and the school to produce the right type of girls who will stand shoulder to shoulder with their compatriots in finding solutions to these problems.

Let us all remember that the greatness, indeed the strength of any school depends on discipline, loyalty, service, and sacrifice. We must explore every avenue and means of evolving new techniques, new methods of work, and channel them into the service of this great school.