At NUS High School, students have opportunities to go beyond the core Humanities as well as English Language & Literature curriculum requirement. Students who excel in these areas are invited to sign up for the Moot Parliament Programme and the Humanities & Social Science Research Programme, in which participants carry out research under the guidance of legal professionals and university professors respectively.
Students can also join the Humanities Interest Group INSIGHT or the Sustainable Development Youth Convention SDYC. INSIGHT members meet regularly to debate on current affairs, while SDYC members organize the annual convention that brings together the humanities and the sciences, providing fresh perspectives on issues revolving around sustainable development.
As NUS High School students often participate in local and overseas events, effective communication in Standard English is both desirable and necessary in a globalized world. A myriad of exciting learning opportunities await these students as they could be groomed for various inter-school events such as Creative Writing Competitions, Current Affairs Competitions and Pre-University Seminars.
Within the school, students who have the flair and interest in public speaking are selected for emcee training, and later apply their skills in various school events. In the same vein, students who are interested in creative writing can look forward to creative writing elective modules, workshops and personalized mentorship.