Secondary 1 English

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Your Secondary 1 child is navigating an entirely new academic and social landscape as compared with primary school. Curriculum for this level encompasses foundational skills and exposure to new examinable components. Secondary 1 students will be expected to think and write with greater sophistication across all subjects.

In the first year of secondary school, your child will be exposed to a wide range of reading and writing tasks.

Content and Language Mastery

Students will be introduced to the examinable components at the secondary level and their assessment requirements. These include:

  • summary
  • literary analysis of unseen poetry and unseen prose  
  • comprehension   
  • composition

Students will also be exposed to a new format of editing that requires identifying and correcting common grammatical errors.

  • education and the environment 
  • global issues and social trends   
  • arts and the humanities

Skills and Techniques

Students will continue to build on their reading and writing skills through our weekly lessons. These include:

  • building their writing skills by learning how to express their thoughts and opinions in an organized and fluent manner  
  • honing their comprehension skills by learning how to identify question types and recognize corresponding question requirements  
  • improving their summary skills by learning how to locate relevant information within a text and summarise content in a coherent manner

Students are also trained in their time management skills through practice tests in simulated exam conditions.

Preparatory Course for GCE NT, N & O Level

It provides a comprehensive programme that equips students with the necessary learning competencies that prepare them for the annual examination of the joint awarding authorities – Ministry of Education, Singapore and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE NT, N & O Levels.