- The Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition is an independent debating competition, which uses a simple conflict debating format without any points of information or free debate section.
The HKSSDC was set up with 58 teams in the first term of the 2012-2013 academic year. Since then, the number of teams has grown considerably so that the 2014-2015 Term 2 Competition, which has just started, has 180 teams.
HKSS Debating aims to give students the necessary experience to contribute more in NSS Debating module lessons and give better responses to related DSE examination questions. Planning for and competing in debates along with taking part in HKSSDC workshops helps get students' confidence and skills up quickly.
HKSS Debating also aims to develop students' critical thinking and broaden their exposure through debating in English. By doing this, students gain a deeper understanding of important local and regional issues and are better able to discuss them in an international forum.
Each team gets at least two debates each term. Those teams which win both rounds go into the regional and levels finals for that term. There are usually more than 3 weeks to prepare for each round so the workload commitment is relatively light. The timing flexibility also allows teams to schedule debates themselves to avoid busy times in the school calendar.
If you have any questions about the Competition or would like to make inquiries about workshops or about entering a team in the 2015-2016 Term 1 Competition, please contact the Competition Coordinator, Stan Dyer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Individuals Debating & Public Speaking Championships
For the first time ever, Hong Kong has won the right to host this world class event. HKSSDC is proud to support the organisers, Hong Kong Schools Debating and Public Speaking Community to help make the Championships successful in every way. Read more about what's happening in WIDPSC this Easter by clicking the next two buttons below.