RI offers a very extensive list of CCAs, but have you ever wondered if there were… more? Well, that’s external CCAs for you.
External CCAs are essentially that—CCAs that aren’t school-based. In other words, training takes place outside of official school hours, and often runs on a completely different schedule from school.
Unlike internal CCAs, which can be found on RI’s website, external CCAs are run by external training organisations and cannot be found on the school website. In other words, external CCAs are any sport, art, club, or uniformed group (UG) that you choose to pursue outside RI!
Having been reintroduced only recently after a ten-year hiatus, H2 Further Mathematics may seem daunting and unfamiliar to many. While this subject undoubtedly stretches students further in their learning of Mathematics (as compared to H2 Mathematics), it is also a great opportunity for students to hone their problem-solving and analytical skills and see Math in a new light —one that is not merely an academic hurdle crowded with numbers and foreign alphabets.
What defines a nation? Race or religion? A common purpose?
What is social injustice and how does it manifest? What is the neighbourhood effect?
Where can we observe gentrification of spaces in Singapore? What are its impacts?
GCEP is the programme that seeks to answer these questions and more. With a name as wordy as “Governance and Civic Engagement”, GCEP does seem like a complicated mouthful. We are simply, however, a group of 20-odd students who actively share our ideas on a myriad of social issues and love taking apart related concepts and policies.
‘Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is.’ – Paul Erdős
If you ever understood the beauty of mathematics, and want to feel it at a greater level, the Math Olympiad enrichment programme is definitely for you. Taught by an external trainer, Dr Chua Seng Kiat, we have weekly sessions every Wednesday afternoon, where we are given plenty of time and freedom to solve past year Singapore Math Olympiad problems. The trainer would start off each session with a brief introduction to mathematical concepts, and then go through a number of examples from it. We would then spend the rest of the session solving the questions provided in the handouts, and the trainer would eventually provide us with the solutions.