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DebatING

Debating at Gordon’s offers pupils the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, effective communication, independent research and teamwork. 

As well as “debating the Gordon’s way” in lessons, pupils at Gordon’s School have the opportunity to take part in Inter-House Debating competitions (Key Stage 3, 4, and 5), the “Debating Matters” Competition, Oxford Union School Debate and Model United Nations.

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The ability to argue one’s point is an essential life skill.  The ability to resolutely argue one’s point against a meticulous and well-prepared defence is an indispensable skill if students are to achieve true greatness.  Debating at Gordon’s offers students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, effective communication, independent research and teamwork.   As well as “debating the Gordon’s way” in lessons, students at Gordon’s School have the opportunity to take part in Inter-House Debating competitions (Key Stage 3, 4, and 5), the “Debating Matters” Competition, Oxford Union School Debate and English Speaking Union.

If you  wish to become involved, please contact Mr Paul Schofield  pschofield@gordons.surrey.sch.uk who leads our Debating team.

Events/Competitions

17th October - Oxford Union Debating Workshop, King’s School, Winchester

16th November - Inter-House Sixth Form debating competition – Final

21st November  - English Speaking Union MACE debate - Regional round at Wellington College

18th January –Arête Inter-School debating competition at Gordon’s School

24th January – Debating Matters regional competition, London South Championship at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham

January TBC – Oxford Schools debating competition (Oxford Union)

Recent Successes

Arête Inter-School debating competition – Winners, Gordon’s School

Oxford Schools debating competition- Entered and attended the regional round for the first time

ESU MACE  - Entered and attended the regional round at Wellington for the first time.

Inter-House Winners KS5 – KHARTOUM HOUSE

Inter-House Winners KS4 – CHINA HOUSE