PEOPLE

  • Carolyn Adams

    Chief Assessment Officer

    International Baccalaureate

    The International Baccalaureate offers international diploma qualifications to over 140,00 students a year, in 132 countries, in 84 different languages. Carolyn is responsible for the delivery of the assessment to students in all parts of the world, engaging examiners from over 140 different countries. Although her post is based in Cardiff, she travels all over the world to visit IB schools and meet IB teachers. She believes the aspirations of the IB Diploma Programme, which are ‘to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people .. who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right’ accord well with the aims of Debating Matters. Carolyn says it never fails to impress her to observe students striving to make the most compelling arguments whilst always showing respect and appreciation for the views of others.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Qualifying Round: South Wales 2012/13

DEBATE: Embryo Screening

Qualifying Round: South Wales 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2012/13

DEBATE: Factory Farming

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2012/13

DEBATE: Boozy Britain

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2011/12

DEBATE: IVF

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2010/11

DEBATE: Sportspeople as Role Models

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2010/11

DEBATE: Monarchy

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2008/09

DEBATE: Animal Experimentation

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS

Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.

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