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SAJC 2011 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Is objective reporting ever possible? Idealism brings poverty; realism brings wealth.

Discuss. Should war be fought for humanitarian reasons? How far do you agree that life is better enjoyed when we slow down? To what extent should businesses be socially responsible? Do you agree that the arts allow us to understand the world better? Should justice be pursued at all costs? Do you agree that science only brings out the worst in mankind? To what extent do young people in your society take a real interest in politics? The growth of eco-tourism is a threat to the environment. Discuss. Men rather than women face greater challenges. Is this true today? History is nothing more than the invention of the powerful. Is this a fair comment? CJC 2011 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Should a challenge always be embraced? How important is it to pay attention to where our food comes from? Should play have more of a place in modern society? How far can our leaders be trusted to do what is right? To what extent is the individual responsible for his own health? Is self-expression the primary purpose of art in todays world? The needs of the many always outweigh the needs of the few. How true is this of your society? 8. Do disasters really bring out the best in people? 9. Medical science overpromises and underdelivers. How far do you agree? 10. Can green efforts be anything more than token gestures? 11. To what extent do celebrities deserve the media attention they receive? 12. Originality is dead. Comment.

JJC 2011 1. How far should public opinion in your society be regulated by the state? 2. Appreciation of the arts is only relevant to the affluent. Comment. 3. The problems of survival for mankind have never been so great as they are today. Is this a fair comment? 4. Education empowers. How far do you agree? 5. Young people are unable to cope with anxiety. Is this true of the modern world? 6. Should technology be blamed for all privacy threats? 7. To what extent is religion a force for good? 8. Change should be embraced and not feared. Is this true in your society? 9. Will restricting the growth of cities improve the quality of life? 10. Slow and steady wins the race. Is this view still relevant to the pursuit of success? 11. The internet promotes democracy. Is this really true? 12. Efforts to reconcile differences are mere symbolic gestures. How far is this true of the world today? MJC 2011 1. The passionate pursuit of sports makes little sense for young people in Singapore. Discuss. 2. Examine the claim that museums are undervalued in today's world. 3. Singapores economy has grown, but people are not living better lives. To what extent do you agree? 4. Discuss the value of pain for young people today. 5. How far is ageing gracefully possible in today's society? 6. Does war bring out the best or the worst in Man? 7. How important is charisma for leaders to succeed in todays world? 8. What we say on online social media has no value. Discuss. 9. To what extent can a government be responsible for environmental protection? 10. Should education be a profit-seeking business? 11. Technology is the key to mankinds long term survival. Do you agree? 12. Words matter more than numbers. Discuss.

NYJC 2011 1. Fear is good. Comment. 2. One should not underestimate the significance of Literature. Do you agree? 3. In this new media era, censorship is needed now more than ever. Do you agree? 4. The educated are truly free. Do you agree? 5. The golden years is a myth. Is this true of old age in your society? 6. Profit-making cannot be the sole concern of businesses today. Do you agree? 7. 'A diverse society is better than a homogeneous one.' Discuss. 8. Is it necessary for a country to invest in its artists? 9. For a small country, cooperation not competition is the key to survival in today's world. Comment. 10. National identity has become irrelevant in today's world. Discuss with reference to your society. 11. Capital punishment should be abolished. Discuss. 12. How far can science and technology be relied upon to solve our environmental problems? NJC 2011 1. Is the total elimination of inequality a realistic aim? 2. There is nothing wrong in countries rewriting their history to suit their needs. Do you agree? 3. To what extent should people be concerned with the ethical implications of scientific research? 4. Young people today pay far too much attention to fashion. How far do you agree? 5. Political dissent is needed for a society to progress. What is your view? 6. Our fascination with fame and celebrities is having a negative impact on our fundamental values. Do you agree? 7. Total honesty can destroy societies and relationships. Discuss. 8. Global cooperation is unrealistic and a waste of time. What is your view? 9. Graciousness is a lost virtue amongst Singaporeans. Is this a fair comment? 10. Immigrants are a necessary evil. How true is this of your society? 11. Consider the view that affluence means influence. 12. Only when people accept the authority of the state and the security it provides, do they gain freedom. Do you agree with this view?

RI 2011 1. The prospect of a global village is a depressing one. Discuss. 2. Governments have a right to censor undesirable elements of their nations history. Do you agree? 3. An unhappy marriage is best resolved with a divorce. Comment. 4. It is of no concern to the public what a politician does in his private life. Discuss. 5. It has been said that Singapore is economically First World but socially Third World. What is your view? 6. To what extent has new media changed the face of human interaction? 7. Can national nuclear programmes ever be justified? 8. Education should be concerned with character development rather than achievement. Discuss. 9. A successful sports scene is solely about the winning of medals. Discuss. 10. Is it ever justified to spend large amounts of public money on national defence? Discuss this with reference to your country. 11. Discuss the view that the environment can only be saved through the efforts of developed nations. 12. Advertisements truly reflect what a society desires. Do you agree? RVHS 2011 1. The world thrives on economic inequalities. Do you agree? 2. The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things. Has education accomplished this goal in your society? 3. Art is I; science is we. (Claude Bernard) Which has done more to unify societies, science or art? 4. It is not only the living who are killed in war. (Asimov) Discuss. 5. Can we tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements? 6. Is cultural change in your country a source of optimism or pessimism? 7. Singapore is an enviable country but not an admirable one. Discuss. 8. Is there a place for poetry in todays world? 9. Profit or perish. Is this an accurate statement about the state of science today? 10. A happy marriage does not depend on having children. Is this true? 11. Are the young people today prepared to shoulder the burdens of tomorrow? 12. How important is beauty?

SRJC 2011 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Should environmental conservation be the top priority of governments? To what extent does the media have a negative impact on youths today How far are our problems interconnected in a globalised world? Is equality for all a realistic aim? Forgive and forget. Should this be the attitude we adopt towards criminals? The Arts is only for the rich. How far is this true of your society? A good government is one which satisfies the desires of its people. Do you agree? Medical science brings about too many problems. Discuss. The bigger, the better. How true is this in international relations? Technology threatens the family. Do you agree? Food safety should be the responsibility of the producers alone. Is this a fair comment? How important is imagination in your society? YJC 2011 1. Consider the view that the youth in your society today have an opinion on everything but a passion for nothing. 2. Technology enables us to do more with less. Discuss. 3. These days anyone can become a celebrity. Discuss. 4. Language can unite and divide. How true is this in your society? 5. How far does the arts scene preserve the culture and traditions of your society? 6. Would it matter if there were no borders between countries? 7. An economic crisis is nothing but a reflection of greed and excesses. How true is this? 8. To what extent have we risen above prejudices? Discuss in relation to gender or race. 9. Prosper thy neighbour, prosper thyself. Discuss. 10. To what extent has democracy created a more progressive world? 11. Think before you speak. How far do you agree with this statement? 12. How far do you agree that sport has lost its ideals?

VJC 2011 1. Should we reconsider the relevance of capital punishment in modern society? 2. Tourism is not necessarily the best way to showcase a country. Comment. 3. Citizens first. Can countries continue to cling to such a mindset in an increasingly globalised world? 4. Do the media always act in the interest of the public? 5. Are the elderly in your society really valued? 6. Medical science makes our lives better, but also much more complicated. Do you agree? 7. Men should marry as late as possible; women should marry as soon as possible. Is this sound advice? 8. Would it matter if cars were banned in your country? 9. School stifles the imagination more than it evokes curiosity. Do you agree? 10. Is the city still worth living in despite the cost involved? 11. How important is it for music to be controversial in order to be relevant? 12. The modern man is a lonely man. Discuss. TPJC 2011 1. What we need to do is to get the common man on board, otherwise the environment is doomed. Do you agree? 2. How effective are campaigns in changing the attitudes of people in your society? 3. Young people today no longer appreciate the simple pleasures in life. How far is this true? 4. We are closer to world peace than we think. Do you agree? 5. Is it justifiable for democracy to be imposed by force? 6. Mans mistakes are more than sufficient reason to discard scientific research and inventions. Discuss. 7. To what extent is the new media a revolutionary tool? 8. Can small countries play a significant role in todays globalised world? 9. Never leave till tomorrow what you can do today. Is this the secret to success? 10. There is no pleasure in work. Discuss. 11. Should multilingualism be encouraged in our world today? 12. Can computer gaming be anything more than entertainment?

AJC 2011 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. The real test of character is power, not adversity. What are your views? In them you will find great treasures. Is this still true of books? Consider the role of religion in achieving happiness. In a world where we are constantly watched, there is nothing to fear. Do you agree? To what extent has the pursuit of profits dominated science? Discuss the impact of the Internet on politics in your country. Has enough been done to solve the food crisis? Is fame more of a blessing or a curse? To what extent are the health problems faced by man today of his own doing? How far can we protect the earth when the worldwide demand for natural resources is increasing? To what extent is social inequality a problem in your country? How far should the views of the people influence political decisions? HCI 2011 1. How far can ordinary Singaporeans be held responsible for their countrys environmental problems? 2. 'It is better to be feared than loved.' (Machiavelli) Discuss the wisdom of this advice where politics is concerned. 3. Scientists have taken the world apart but have no idea what to do with the pieces. Discuss. 4. Do you agree with the view that educational qualifications are a very unreliable measure of a person's true abilities? 5. Ambition is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement. Is ambition always a commendable and constructive thing? 6. You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. Discuss. 7. Why are more married couples in developed countries choosing not to have children? Should this trend be a cause for concern? 8. We are becoming poorer as we are getting richer. To what extent does this observation apply to your own country? 9. Explore the view that art and science have much more in common than most people imagine. 10. Consider the view that we need to radically change our eating habits if we are serious about saving the planet. 11. To what extent is the imposition of extremely harsh punishments an acceptable way to combat crime? 12. Meaningless noise from talentless people manufactured by calculating corporations for purely commercial gain. Is this a fair assessment of popular music today?

MI 2011 1. There is no place for history in modern society. Discuss. 2. Is marriage necessary when people are becoming more liberal? 3. Education solves problems but creates new ones. To what extent is this true in todays society? 4. How far do you agree that punishment is effective in combating crime? 5. Have we become too obsessed with success in the modern world? 6. The rich should shoulder more of the poor's burden. To what extent is this true? 7. Is the elimination of terrorism a realistic aim? 8. 'Adversity is the best teacher.' Do you agree? 9. How important is sports in the shaping of the future of your society? 10. Social media brings more harm than good. What are your views? 11. Individual rights must always be sacrificed for the good of the majority. How far is this true in your society? 12. The future of humanity is bleak. Discuss. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Religion has no place in todays world. Discuss. Does scientific research really merit the vast sums of money that are spent on it? How important is it for people in your society to have a sense of rootedness? Sensationalism always sells. Is this true? The role of the government is becoming less important in todays world. Discuss. To what extent do you agree that economic progress is being pursued at the expense of the environment? How far do you agree that only the prepared can overcome crises? Silence is golden. To what extent is this true in your society? Discuss the significance of motivation. Work-life balance is expected but unrealistic in todays world. How far is this true? The role of the teacher can never be replaced by technology. What is your view? Mediocre artists imitate, great artists create. How far do you agree?