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.


We conduct weekly lessons in Upper Primary and Secondary English and JC General Paper. Our annual track record has been >95% As and A*s for PSLE English and >80% As and B3s for GCE 'O' Level English.