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Debate Programme Overview


→ At FLA, we believe that every student has a different optimal learning approach. Coaches cater to the diverse needs of our students instead of using a cookie-cutter approach.

→ With our proven 4D methodology, we can effectively equip our learners with practical and effective debating skills. 


→ We believe skills learnt have to be applied. Our debaters are proven to gain real life experience and appreciation through various competitions. 

→ Every debater with dedication and commitment has a chance to compete in inter-school and international debating competitions under FLA’s official debating team.


→ The official Future Leaders Academy debating teams have been on winning streaks since 2015 and counting.

→ 92.6% of our debaters' confidence in critical thinking, problem solving and communication have improved.


→ Our debaters learn to independently research relevant materials, write their scripts, rebuttals, and win competitive debating games.

→ Real-life application of the in-depth knowledge learnt, especially beyond basic textbook topics, are acquired through our systematic debate training programme.

Future Leaders Academy's debate programme gives students a chance to apply critical thought in a discourse setting, where the focus is on core debate skills in Matter, Manner and Method. Students will identify problems and reason out a solution in a logical approach before verbalizing them in a clear and dynamic manner. In this process, students are to be familiarized with different perspectives on current affairs and controversial issues. This course supplies students with the core skills required in higher education, careers in law, business, etc. It also prepares students for interscholastic competition in team debate, public speaking, and original oratory.

Debate Programme Details

Level:  STARTER  (P2-P4)



  • Debating experience is not required

  • Basic English skills

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Develop fundamental skills needed for debate

  • Introduction to basic debate mechanics

  • Start establishing independent thinking

  • Gain exposure to confident and effective communication


Level: PRIMARY (P4-P6)


  • Primary 4 to 6 students

  • Previous debating experience is not required but a plus

  • Basic English skills

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Develop mental agility

  • Use research materials effectively

  • Establish independent thinking

  • Enhance teamwork

  • Chance to participate in competitive inter-school and international debating games


Level SECONDARY (S1- S4)


  • Secondary 1 students and above

  • Previous debating experience is not required but a plus

  • Basic English skills

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Improve mental agility

  • Application of research materials in an extensive manner

  • Further independent thinking

  • Develop competitive teamwork spirit

  • Chance to participate in competitive inter-school and international debating games

Why Debate?

Debate is a way to foster understanding, cooperation, a free and lively exchange of ideas.


More than a mere verbal or performance skill, debate embodies the ideals of reasoned argument, tolerance for divergent points of view and rigorous self-examination. Debate is, above all, a way for those who hold opposing views to discuss controversial issues without descending to insult, emotional appeals or personal bias.


The process of debate offers profound and lasting benefits for individuals, with its emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, independent research and teamwork, debate teaches skills that serve individuals well in school and in life. 


Students who learn debate have higher ability to critically examine the pronouncements of their political representatives and to make informed judgments about crucial issues.

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