Choosing  Systems of Knowledge

Systems of Knowledge is intended to serve as a stimulus for a critical appreciation of values within an interdisciplinary programme based on four interrelated modules. During the first year Democratic Values & Responsible & Active Citizenship, Culture, Art & Aesthetic Values in Western Civilization, and The Environment & Sustainable Development are covered. During the second year the module Scientific Values & Technology is tackled together with a general revision of the three modules covered during the first year.

Concurrently, students have three project meetings related to the presentation of a Matsec project which carries 40% of the global mark (60% exam). The Project involves a task which spans over a time period of 20 hours, and in order for the project to be accomplished satisfactorily, a meeting is held during the first year and another two during the second year.

Since class groups are small, discussion about the various themes covered is actively promoted through the participation of all students.

Courses available

You can study SOK  at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Intermediate Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 3 lessons per week N/A

The teaching programme is supplemented by:

  • Visits to the Law Courts and Parliament
  • Talks by external speakers
  • An NGO fair is also held on the school premises to help students choose an organisation for the activity part of their project

Further Studies/Career opportunities

  • Compulsory Requirement for entry University of Malta
  • MCAST
  • ITS