Middle & High School Programs (Grade 5-12)

Program Structure

Level 1: Beginner

This class will focus on introductory public speaking and debate skills. Through a mix of seminars and public speaking games, the class will cover the basis of public speaking and how to deliver content in an effective manner. 

In addition, students will learn how to analyze a variety of topics (e.g. art, science, politics, philosophy), construct arguments, apply research, and more. These skills will then be combined into a lesson on World Schools (3v3)/Parliamentary style debating, as well as participation in practice debate rounds. The class will be taught through a mix of interactive seminars, public speaking games, debates, and debate related activities.

Level 2: Intermediate

This class will expand on the fundamentals of British Parliamentary debating. It will be constructed through a mix of debate skill seminars, content seminars, debate drills, and debates. Throughout the course, students will build on basics of argument construction, refutation, and rebuilding. The class will go in depth on common themes in debate and give students knowledge on topics such as economics, political systems, social issues, and more.

Level 3: Competitive

This class is for students who already have a grasp on Parliamentary debating and are looking to further advance their skills and potentially work towards competing. Based on the interest of students in the class, various advanced debating seminars will be offered. The class will heavily prioritize practice debates and feedback from qualified instructors, learning about common motions run at tournaments, and catering to the skills that students desire to develop.