Special Summer Program 2021

2021 Summer Program

With Summer fast approaching, The Edge is offering various summer programs for students to explore new academic topics and fields of study. These below courses enable students to extend their knowledge of an area of interest, and to develop their critical thinking and communication skills through our practical courses with our interactive teaching methodology.

Total 20 Hours of Instruction with 1 Research Paper / Project / Topic Discussion (Cost: HK$8,000)

Financial Literacy: Introduction to Business

(Tutor: Regina Ng)

The Business course is designed to increase financial literacy of students, prepare them to navigate and manage real-life personal finances, and provide added substance ‘top up’ to IGCSE/AP/IB Economics/Business Studies syllabus. Students will be able to understand and manage savings, debt, basic investments, and build an Excel Spreadsheet for personal finances at the end of the course.

Course Objectives:
• Increase financial literacy of students
• Prepare students to navigate and manage real-life personal finances
• Designed to provide added substance to GCSE/AP/IB Economics/Business Studies ‘top up’ syllabus [students who do not take those subjects should still be able to comfortably attend and learn from this material]
• Comfortable with basic spreadsheets in Excel/Google spreadsheets [probably require each student to have a device with access to Microsoft Excel or google spreadsheets]

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Exploring Physical and Life Science

(Tutor: Luke Palmer)

The Science course designed to cover topics in four of the major science subjects; 1) Chemistry, 2) Biology, 3) Physics and 4) Earth Science. The topics range across ideas such as pollution, alternative energy, living things, endangered species, space and universe, and structure of the Earth.

Course Objectives:
• Enable students to find out about different areas of science
• Learn topics in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Earth science
• Topics give a breadth of ideas that are environmentally and the universe around us
• Using various teaching techniques to make topics interactive and work in groups
• Tailored to help engage students from grade 9 to grade 11

Course TypePeriodDay & Time
Early Summer Class6 - 17 Jun 2022
Mon - Fri
10:00 - 12:00 (D) (B)
12:00 - 14:00 (S)
15:00 - 17:00 (J)
Intensive A27 Jun - 8 Jul 2022
Intensive B18 - 29 Jul 2022
Intensive C15 - 26 Aug 2022


Descriptive Writing

(Tutor: Robyn Goyette / Jonathan Ault / Kevin Kwok)

In this course students will use various images and photographs to practice writing descriptive essays by applying sensory details, figurative language, evocative diction, and dramatic punctuation. Note, this is not a narrative writing course.

Course Objectives:
• To develop effective writing skills.
• To apply various language devices and techniques.
• To use a range of vocabulary, sentences and punctuation.
• To compose a well-structured essay.

Recommended for:
Grade 7-10 students in ISEB/DSE/MYP/IGCSE who are looking to improve their descriptive writing skills.

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(Tutor: Robyn Goyette / Jonathan Ault)

The Journalism course is designed specifically for students who have a strong grasp of the English Language but little exposure to journalistic writing. The course focuses on structural features and stylistic devices that bring students beyond classroom writing tasks and into the world of online articles, including blogs, vlogs and other modern forms of journalism.

Course Objectives:
• To foster critical, creative and independent thinking skills through exploring the writer’s intentions
• To recognise and apply structural features and stylistic devices used in journalistic writing
• To produce and evaluate writing that is accurate, faire, has clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness

Recommended for:
Grades 7-10 students who have a strong grasp of the English Language but little
exposure to journalistic writing.

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Strengthen your skills and put your learning into practice! Join our summer programs now! 

Call us at 2972 2555 (Causeway Bay) / 2783 7100 (Mong Kok) 0r WhatsApp us at 6596 6834 for more details!

Looking for other summer courses? View our schedule HERE! All classes are available both online and in-class. 

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