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Public Speaking, Debate, Communication Skills

Public speaking and debate are areas in which Brandon students excel. Through our specialist programme, Brandon students learn to develop their confidence, structure their thoughts and develop polished communication skills.

Each small class follows a carefully structured curriculum which incorporates critical thinking skills, current affairs  and literature. Students are continuously assessed by our teachers who monitor progress and provide reports on individual development. Younger students learn how to organise their thoughts, broaden their vocabulary and add detail to their presentations which helps in primary interviews. Older students engage in debate and discussion designed to equip them with the skills they need for secondary and UK school interviews.

We believe in external assessment and our students take part in the English Speaking Board examinations. Assessment is carried out by UK-based ESB examiners who visit Brandon annually. In 202o we are hoping to take the assessments online!

Brandon’s successful public speaking programme has been taught in a number of Hong Kong schools including DBSPD (our fabulous Junior Law Course!), ISF Academy and Queen’s College.

We have trained competitors in large competitions including the AIA Young Entrepreneur programme. A number of our students have won places on the MassMutual Space Camp as a result of their effective speeches.

When Brandon students speak, people listen!