The curriculum comprises three Areas of Study. The three Areas of Study are all broad areas of concern about the human condition and the contemporary world. The Area of Study “Self and Personal Development” allows students to develop an understanding of themselves and a positive outlook on life. The Area of Study “Society and Culture” is to let students understand the socio-cultural development of the local community, the nation, and the world. The Area of Study “Science, Technology and the Environment” is to cultivate students’ awareness of how science, technology and human activities affect the environment. The three Areas of Study are not independent fields of knowledge or self-disciplines. They have interconnections among them. Students are encouraged to apply the understandings and perspectives developed in one area to the study of the others whenever possible.