Classes

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These are the Regular Classes we offer in 2019:

  • Pri 4 English Regular Class (PSLE Syllabus)
  • Pri 5 English Regular Class (PSLE Syllabus)
  • Pri 6 English Regular Class (PSLE Syllabus)
  • Sec 1 English Regular Class (O Level Syllabus)
  • Sec 2 English Regular Class (O Level Syllabus)
  • Sec 3 English Regular Class (O Level Syllabus)
  • Sec 4 English Regular Class (O Level Syllabus)
  • Year 4 IP English Regular Class (Expository/Argumentative Essay Writing,Comprehension and Critical Question Components)
  • JC 1 General Paper Regular Class (A Level Syllabus) 
  • JC 2 General Paper Regular Class (A Level Syllabus)

WE OFFER EXTRA CLASSES IN COMPOSITION AND ORAL SKILLS AS WELL. Please call us to make enquiries about these smaller classes that target specific skills. 

  • Upper Primary English Oral and Composition Class (8 week courses)
  • Upper Secondary Argumentative and Expository Writing Classes (8 week courses)

Curriculum for English Language (Please click on different components for details)

Pri 4 to 6 English

Paper 1: Writing

Students will be prepared to achieve the following:

  • write effectively in internationally acceptable English to communicate ideas
  • write legibly, coherently and cohesively
  • select relevant ideas, and an appropriate focus and format to write the target text
  • demonstrate the correct use of grammar, spelling and punctuation, and the appropriate use of vocabulary

Paper 2 : Language and Comprehension

Paper 2 (Language use and Comprehension)

  • Demonstrate the ability to read and understand a range of texts and use language accurately
  • Demonstrate the correct use of grammar, spelling and punctuation, and the appropriate use of vocabulary in given contexts
  • Construct meaning, make predictions, infer and draw conclusions using text and language features, and contextual clues
  • Follow the development of ideas in a text
  • Give reasons to support an opinion based on a given text

Paper 3: Listening Comprehension

Paper 3: Listening Comprehension

  • Listen to a variety of spoken texts and demonstrate understanding of the content at the literal and inferential levels
  • Identify main ideas and recall details
  • Infer and draw conclusions
  • Follow a set of procedures

Paper 4 : Oral Communication

Paper 4 : Oral Communication

  • Read a passage with good pronunciation and clear articulation
  • Use appropriate rhythm and stress to achieve a well-paced, fluent reading of a passage
  • Read with appropriate variation of pitch and tone in order to convey the information, ideas and feelings in a passage
  • Use a range of appropriate vocabulary and structures
  • Give a personal response
  • Express oneself clearly and interact with the examiner

Sec 1 to 4 English 

Paper 1 Writing

Paper 1 Writing [70 marks]

Duration of Paper 1: 1 hour 50 minutes This paper is divided into three sections.

Section A: Editing [10 marks]

In a given text of continuous prose of not more than 250 words, candidates identify and then edit grammatical errors by writing the corrections in the spaces provided. Errors in punctuation and spelling will not be tested in this section.

Section B: Situational Writing [30 marks]

Candidates write a text of 250–350 words based on a given situation which will involve viewing a visual text. Candidates are required to write the text (e.g. an email, a letter, a report and a speech) to suit the purpose, audience and context.

Section C: Continuous Writing [30 marks]

Candidates choose one out of four topics to write a text of 350–500 words in continuous prose. The topics set may cover different types of texts, e.g. narrative and exposition.

Paper 2 Comprehension

Paper 2 Comprehension [50 marks]

Duration of Paper 2: 1 hour 50 minutes This paper is divided into three sections.

Section A [5 marks]

This section contains Text 1 which will include visuals. Based on the visual text, candidates are required to answer a variety of questions testing comprehension, and on the use of visuals as well as the use of language for impact.

Section B [20 marks]

This section contains Text 2, which is narrative in nature, based on which candidates are to answer questions testing comprehension, vocabulary in context and the use of language for impact.

Section C [25 marks]

This section contains Text 3, which is non-narrative in nature, based on which candidates are required to answer questions testing comprehension, vocabulary in context and the use of language for impact. Candidates are also required to write a summary of about 80 words (excluding the introductory words that will be provided).

Texts 2 and 3 together will be about 1200 words long.

Paper 3: Listening Comprehension

Paper 3: Listening Comprehension [30 marks]

Approximate duration of Paper 3: 45 minutes This paper comprises two sections.

Section A [24 marks]

Candidates respond to a variety of listening tasks that will assess a range of listening skills. The audio texts, which will consist of a variety of types of texts, e.g. narrative, recount, exposition, and information report, may come with visuals where appropriate. A variety of question types, e.g. multiple choice, matching, fill-in- the-blanks, true/false/not stated, and filling in a graphic organiser, may be set.

Section B [6 marks]

Candidates listen to an informational text and complete a simple note taking task.

Paper 4 : Oral Communication

Paper 4 : Oral Communication [30 marks]

Approximate duration of Paper 4: 20 minutes per candidate (including 10 minutes of preparation time) This paper comprises two parts which are thematically linked.

Part 1: Reading Aloud [10 marks]

Candidates read aloud a short text bearing in mind the purpose, audience and context. A short instruction will guide candidates on the context in which the given text is to be read aloud. The text may be a short narrative, news report, speech, or an announcement, or a mixture of types and forms. Candidates are assessed on their ability to accurately pronounce and clearly articulate the words in the text, and read fluently and expressively, showing an awareness of purpose, audience and context.

Part 2: Spoken Interaction [20 marks]

Candidates view a visual stimulus, which is thematically linked to the text in Part 1, in order to engage in a discussion with the examiners.

JC 1 and 2 General Paper 

General Paper

The students will be prepared to achieve:

A broad and mature understanding of a range of subject matter from the humanities and culture as well as science and technology, including some issues of significance to Singapore.

This includes the ability to:

  1. Acquire knowledge and understanding of diverse topic areas through extensive reading and independent study
  2. Analyse and evaluate issues across disciplines, showing awareness of their significance and implications for the individual and society
  3. Express understanding as well as critical and creative thinking through informed personal responses
  4. Formulate cogent arguments
  5. Comprehend a given text in detail and as a whole
  6. Infer relevant information
  7. Summarise information
  8. Evaluate information
  9. Make observations of patterns and relationships
  10. Apply understanding and interpretation in a task derived from the text(s)
  11. Use the accepted conventions of spelling, punctuation and grammar
  12. Use a variety of linguistic styles and expressions appropriate to the context, taskand audience
  13. Use and demonstrate understanding of a range of vocabulary
  14. Present information clearly

Source: Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board