Please Mind the Platform Gap

Please Mind the Platform Gap: The Humanities Programme

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By Jermaine Lee (24A01A)
Cover picture credits: Shannen Lim En-Qi (24A01A)

What are you passionate about?

This is the question we had to ask ourselves when we wrote our application essays for HP. More than just looking at your academic abilities, HP wants to know what you care about and what you think about the world around you. 

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RI200 Special: A Glimpse into Evolving Subjects

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By Joy Tan (23A01D) and Lezann Lee (23A01C)

“How do you pronounce PCME? Like, if HELM is pronounced HEL-M then is PCME pronounced PICK-ME? Also, what does PICK ME actually mean?” asked Physics teacher Mr Harapan Ong, in a commendable attempt to relate the established with the new and trendy. 

Such an attitude is certainly worth extending to our school’s 200-year-old history. In particular, we shine a spotlight on how some of the A-Level subjects offered today have changed to fit our current times and to prepare students for the future. Digging deeper into the stories of these subjects, we piece together what it really means to be honouring the past by inspiring the future. 

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CCA Previews ‘23: Film Society

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By Karina Soetama (Chairperson)

We hope you enjoyed our video preview! If there’s anything to take away from it, it’s that film is remarkable. In fact, it’s remarkable that any films are ever made at all. Every moving part needs to work seamlessly together in order to tell a cohesive story. With this knowledge, it is no wonder that the art of filmmaking is often compared to magic. And with Film Society, you’ll get the opportunity to learn that magic, too.

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CCA Previews ‘23: Swimming

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By Randall Neo (Captain)

Founded in 1924, Raffles Swimming is among the oldest and most established CCAs in Raffles Institution. Some notable alumni from the Raffles Institution Swim Team (RIST) include  Goh Chok Tong, the former Prime Minister of Singapore between 1990 and 2004, and Quah Ting Wen, Olympian and 26-time gold medalist at the Southeast Asian Games between 2007 and 2022.

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CCA Previews ’23: Recreational Badminton

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For many of us, physical activities, especially in the form of sports, are an indispensable part of our lives. Everyone stands to gain much from sports, be it a team sport like football, martial arts such as taekwondo, or even more skill based sports such as bowling. 

Some play to give our body the regular pump it needs to stay fit as a fiddle, while others play to seek an adrenaline rush, or for numerous other reasons.. This is why all kinds of people are welcome at Recreational Badminton, or RecBad, as more fondly known by its members.

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