Bicultural Studies Programme
The Dunman High Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) is offered by the Chinese and English Departments to nurture students in their bicultural disposition.
The Bicultural Studies programmes are designed to build a strong language foundation in students and broaden their horizon to prepare them for the challenges of increasingly complex world.
Apart from learning the compulsory subjects of Higher Chinese and Language Arts, all Junior High students (Year 1 to Year 4) will also have the opportunity to attend enrichment modules like the Appreciation of Chinese Culture in Year 1 & 2 and Bilingual Programme in Year 4.
In addition, Chinese and English teachers collaborate to design and implement the BSP to achieve a rich and dynamic fusion of language use, translation and literary study. English Language lessons emphasise analytical and creative language and literary skills in students and the Higher Chinese lessons emphasise writing skills and cross-cultural perspectives. The Bilingual Programme, with the use of materials like literature texts, is designed to equip our students with basic translation skills, and to take them to new levels of creative expression and critical analysis, while strengthening the fundamentals of formal writing and oral presentation.
Besides Chinese and English, the Conversational Malay Programme, a unique feature of Special Assistance Plan schools, is offered to all Year 1 and Year 2 students. The Malay Special Programme is offered to Year 3 and Year 4 students who demonstrate passion and aptitude for the Malay Language and these students go on to take the Malay Language ‘O’ level examination as a third language. The school also offers H1 Malay Language and H1 Tamil Language at “A” level for students who are required to take these subjects.
所有中一至中四综合课程的学生，除学习高级华文及英文文艺外，在中一、中二阶段，他们也将修读中华文史华艺鉴赏课程 (Appreciation of Chinese Culture)；中四还必须修读双语课程 (Bilingual Programme)。
The DHS Chinese Programme aims to increase students’ interest in learning the language and improving their language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Through learning of the language, we seek to provide students a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and traditional values.
The English Department in Dunman High School aims to nurture and develop critical thinkers and effective communicators who are able to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century. Students are able to negotiate and make meaning of a plethora of information, and present their own ideas and opinions with clarity and confidence.