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The world School debating format is one of the most used debate formats throughout the world. As the name suggests, this is the format that is used during the official World Schools Debating Championships, the World Championships for high-school students. During this course, we will walk you through the basics of this format like the speaker roles and responsibilities, the speaking times and judging criteria. Upon completion of this course, you will be ready to participate in a World Schools debate yourself! So if you want to understand what the rules are that the best high-school debaters in the world have to adhere to, this is a great place to start!

What will you learn?

  • What a World Schools debate looks like
  • How a Worlds Schools debate is judged
  • What the roles of the different speakers are