Enrichment Programs

Hone your skills and enhance your knowledge!

ARCH offers an array of enrichment programs to enhance students’ ability to THINK, SPEAK, READ & WRITE.

Our exciting and engaging courses are created by talented, experienced educators in-house and all our programmes are delivered by qualified teachers from top US and UK universities, including Ivy League and Oxbridge graduates. Come and dive in to a love of learning at ARCH. 

The Programs

Socrates is our flagship program which aims to instill key transferrable skills in students who wish to excel in the IB, as well as those looking to transition from local to international and boarding schools. 

The program enhances students’ critical, lateral and thought structuring skills; as well as developing a full range of learning modalities including research, synthesis and presentation skills. Top schools, universities and employers are looking for worldly individuals who can reference information and develop their own ideas when faced with open-ended challenges. Through engaging in discussions, debates, and task simulations, Socrates gives students the skills and the confidence to tackle such challenges in a holistic and creative way.  Contents include current affairs exposure and a critical understanding of everyday phenomena. 

FOUNDATION
Get yourself in the mind-set of Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, as we take you through the process of observing surroundings, identifying opportunities, creating ideas, planning a proposal and finally… pitching a business idea!
Course Project: Present your business plan & win real seed funding!

 

JUNIOR
Learn from those who think in alternative forms – through arts, science and architecture! Let’s tear the face of art and design apart and reveal the underlying interpretation of our complex world!
Course Project: Pick a social issue and advocate for your belief through art and literature!

INTERMEDIATE
Cars, fashion, gaming… all sorts of teen fascinations and temptations! How are these everyday “wants” integrated with world economics, politics, law and sociological developments?
Course Project: Take your pick! Challenge yourself to think big whilst you relate the unrelated!

ADVANCED
Travel with us to the unimaginable! North Korea, Latin America: Delve into worlds of control and chaos and discover how these far-away countries could affect you on a daily basis!
Course Project: Crisis management as a nation’s leader – Test out your diplomacy skills in speech and in writing!

Summer Term Term Schedule Duration
From Jun 12 to Aug 18 10 lessons;
5 lessons per week

1.5 hours per lesson

Our Public Speaking programs are focused on enhancing students’ communication skills at different levels. 

LEVEL 1 
Do you want to speak with the confidence of a politician or famous actor? At ARCH, we’ll help you overcome stage fright, adjust your posture and work on your tone. Next time you have to present in front of your class you’ll feel calm, confident and in control - you’ll be just like one of the greats!

 

LEVEL 2

Deliver speeches with the easy confidence of Obama or Steve Jobs! Learn to use key skills such as Pathos, Logos and Ethos in order to improve your ability to persuade, inform and inspire people with your voice. We’ll analyse and support your strengths and weaknesses and help you to create and deliver a fascinating, motivating speech!

Summer Term Term Schedule Duration
From Jun 12 to Aug 18 10 lessons;
5 lessons per week

Lv 1: 1.5 hours per lesson
Lv 2: 2 hours per lesson

Our Critical Reading program guides students to develop stronger transferable skills in analysing literary texts. Perfect for all who wish to develop and build on a love of literature whilst strengthening their skills of analysis!

FOUNDATION
Have you ever wanted to be somebody else? FFangs the Vampire Bat understands. Through reading the exciting Ted Hughes classic, “Ffangs the Vampire Bat and the Kiss of Truth”, we’ll learn all about what it means to be different and how it can feel OK to not fit in with the crowd!
JUNIOR
What if your grandma was secretly a jewel thief? Dive into the crazy and wacky with us! By reading “Gangsta Granny” by David Walliams, we’ll explore themes of family, overcoming preconceptions, and challenging stereotypes of who we are and who people think we are!
INTERMEDIATE
Growing up is hard. We’ll explore themes of loss, belonging and innocence through a close reading of “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. Follow young Holden Caulfield as he traverses New York City in search of something to believe in!
 

ADVANCED
What do you do when you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? Find out what beloved characters Lily Owens and May Boatright do in Critical Reading Advanced this summer at ARCH. Through a close reading of “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd, we’ll explore themes of race, lies, and freedom. This moving story of love and life after death will prove to be moving and inspirational!

Summer Term Term Schedule Duration
From Jun 12 - Aug 18 10 lessons;
5 lessons per week

1.5 to 2 hours per lesson
(dependent on level)

Our Writing program guides students to develop varied writing styles and greater fluidity in their use of language. 

Students are exposed to a range of writing genres, including descriptive, narrative and expository. These are explored through text analysis and in-class practice. Submodules focus on key skills required for the different writing tasks, and build on previous work to ensure students’ progress. Proofreading and editing activities are incorporated to help students internalise their learning while building essential strategies for correcting mistakes and improving their own writing. 

FOUNDATION

  • “It was a dark and stormy night…!” If you’re a fan of exciting stories which keep you on the edge of your seat, this is the perfect course for you! 
  • Write beautifully about the places you love using persuasive writing styles. We’ll help you create vivid advertorials, encouraging people to visit your dream locations.

JUNIOR

  • “Once upon a time…” Do you think fairytales and adventures are awesome? Dig deep in to your wildest imagination to come up with your own characters, plot and setting! 
  • Come with us on a walk through Hong Kong’s past, present and future to learn expository writing, helping you write glitteringly about this wonderful city. 

INTERMEDIATE

  • Band together with your classmates to tell an epic tale! Through discussing types of conflict and dialogue, we’ll learn that working together we can craft awesome stories! 
  • Do you have innovations for the future up your sleeve? We’ll combine expository and persuasive writing to develop your own inventions, and persuade investors to fund your creation!

ADVANCED

  • Through close examination of authors’ literary techniques, we’ll build our understanding of writing with style. Learn to write like great novelists such as Dickens and Woolf!
  • Analyse speeches from the Medieval ages to the present, in order to improve your speech-giving rhetoric. If you’ve ever wanted to speak with the eloquence of a TED talk, then this module is for you!

 

 

 

Summer Term Term Schedule Duration
From Jun 12 - Aug 18 10 lessons;
5 lessons per week

1.5 to 2 hours per lesson
(dependent on level)

English Springboard is our brand new course for students aged 7 in Primary 1!

Do you want to learn English through playing games? English Springboard offers a chance for you to learn grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing through fun and engaging activities. After Springboard, you will be ready for our Foundation level courses!

TELL ME MORE!

How would you describe yourself? Smart, creative, energetic? In this module, you will learn adjectives to describe people, objects, and places. You will also get to meet an alien friend and persuade them to visit Hong Kong!

MY ALIEN FRIEND IN HONG KONG

Wow! Your alien friend is here in Hong Kong! In this module, you will learn different vocabulary and verb tenses to describe your and your alien friend’s daily habits, your activities together, and more.

HEROES AND ADVENTURES

Calling all adventure-seekers! In this module, you will create your own exciting story with a unique choice of settings, characters, and problems. You get to choose the ending and the fate of all your heroes and villains, writing about their adventures with your new vocabulary and grammar skills. 

Summer Term Term Schedule Duration
From Jun 12 - Aug 18 10 lessons;
5 lessons per week
1.5 hours per lesson

 

 

 

"This is not only 'thinking outside the box' but also making relationships between events, elaboration and judgemental skills.These skills will not only help with my studies but with the rest of my life! These topics are surely not taught at school. "
Alison
CIS, Year 11, Socrates
"I learned a lot of different kinds of writing and lots of techniques that I haven't developed before. The course is awesome! I liked learning with friends and the teacher was very confident and nice. I loved being in this lovely environment.  "
Joseph
(Writing Junior)
"I have developed how to read between the lines, infering hidden messages or themes and voicing out opinions and thoughts. I enjoyed discussing the books with my classmates. "
Serena
SPCC, Form 3, Critical Reading
"I have learnt about how to organize my writing and mostly about precision. My vocabulary choice improved a lot after this course. I enjoy writing essays and hearing what other classmates have to say about my essay. "
Jennifer
CIS, Year 8, Writing
"I like how we were given quizes in between the modules to see if we truly knew the meaning. I learned how to write feature articles, blogs and literary pieces and I also learnt more about writing personal statements and the differences and aspects between the US and UK applications.  "
Rahul
(Writing Advanced)
"In secondary school, there will be liberal studies and the Socrates Program has helped me to think. It has aroused my interest in debates and helped me improve my rebuttal skills. "
Charlotte
DGS, Primary 6, Socrates
"I enjoyed the short free time during the teacher’s judging, because we continued to arguing with each other even when the debate was over. We learnt about a lot of court etiquettes and how to crack the oppositions’ case. "
Stephanie
DGS, Year 9, Debate
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