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Talent Development

At RGS, you will find a wide range of talent development opportunities for students to develop and nurture their gifts into talents. On this page, you will find an overview of talent development, with more information on Research Studies and Raffles Academy, which are talent development platforms.

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Talent is developed in and out of the classroom. A student may develop her talent in the four areas using the platforms listed below. Just as each student is unique and will have different educational goals, you too may follow a different path in talent development, towards achieving your educational goals.

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Lessons in class
Enrichment 
        classes &  
        workshops
Academic & 
        research  
        competitions
Research 
        presentations & 
        exhibitions
Research Studies
Raffles Academy
Live performances
Competitions & 
        exhibitions
CCA practices, as a
        platform for honing 
        skills in as a 
        sportsperson, 
        member of a club, 
        member of a 
        uniformed group, 
        and performing  
        arts group.
Class committee
Student Leader 
        Trainee  
        programme
CCA Executive 
        Committee
Research Studies 
        group
Student Leadership 
        board
Service-learning 
        projects
Student-initiated 
        Values-In-Action 
        projects
Community 
        Problem Solving 
        Programme
Class Values-In-
        Action projects
RGS House 
        committee


Research Studies & Raffles Academy

Research Studies (RS) is a subject taken by all Year 2 students and is a platform for talent development. In RS, students work in groups on either a research project or a creative problem-solving project with the guidance of a teacher mentor.

Raffles Academy (RA) is for Year 3 and Year 4 students who are ready to be stretched in an area of their interest and talent. Students may take a research module, which is like an RS project but with a higher level of content and intensity, or a coursework module, which is classroom based but with advanced content of a discipline. Participation in RA is by choice.

In preparation for RS, students learn research and inquiry skills which have been infused in the Year 1 and Year 2 academic curricula. The table below illustrates where these skills have been infused.


Infused in

Skill related to
Research Studies


Examples in the classroom

Library Orientation

 

  • Using information sources
  • Using a library database
  • Using an online database

Aesthetics

  • Creative thinking
  • Using creative and design thinking tools

Inquiry & Advocacy

 

  • Reasoning
  • Critical thinking
  • Applying intellectual standards
  • Socratic questioning

 

Geography & History

 

  • Source evaluation
  • Data analysis
  • Evaluating the quality of information sources
  • Interpreting data

English Language & Literature

  • Writing
  • Presentation
  • Critical Literacy
  • Interview
  • Using a suitable tone and register
  • Speaking clearly to an audience
  • Interpreting written and visual texts
  • Collecting biographical information

Mathematics

 

  • Data analysis
  • Statistical interpretation
  • Presenting statistical data
  • Calculating central tendency
  • Calculating standard deviation
  • Using/reading graphs and charts

Science

 

  • Research design
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Methodology
  • Experimental design
  • The scientific method
  • Quantitative data collection
  • Interpreting data


The next table lists the programmes that fall under the umbrella of Research Studies and Raffles Academy.

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