Please Mind the Platform Gap: Taking H2 History

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By Aiko Yeo (23A01B)

“History is written by the victors.” 

As understood by most, this age-old adage questions the construction of narratives that define regional and international histories. The quintessential history student, however, refuses the superficial readings of such a sweeping claim.

Is history written solely by the victors? Is the victors’ prevailing account permanently set in stone? Is there even a universal standard that qualifies “victors” of the past, present and future?

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Please Mind the Platform Gap: Taking H2 Literature

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By Claire Jow (23A01B)

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the character Caroline Bingley exclaims, “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” If these words ring true for you, you might want to consider taking H2 Literature in JC. (Though, admittedly, Caroline was being rather deceitful at this point as she was trying to impress Mr Darcy; remember not to quote out of context, everyone!)

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Please Mind The Platform Gap: Taking H2 Geography

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By guest contributor Wang Siqi (23S06A)

“So you’re learning about… rocks?” is the first thing someone says to me upon finding out I take Geography. It seems that Geography has developed a bit of a reputation for being a subject that, well, rocks. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you too will be inspired to jog headfirst into H2 Geog and its many diverse topics. 

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Please Mind The Platform Gap: Taking H2 Computing

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By Faith Wan (23S02B)

2022 marks the year Raffles Institution welcomed its first batch of 25 H2 Computing students since 2005. While Computing may sound like a niche subject that caters to only the wildly talented—think hackers in black hoods as portrayed on the big screen, the subject is open to all (yes, even those with no programming experience!). 

H2 Computing is modelled after computer science courses in universities, and is designed to cover foundational areas of knowledge usually taught in the first year. 

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