Secondary 3 English

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Smart Excel’s Secondary 3 programmes aim to expand students’ knowledge and encourage them to pursue personal interests in each of the subjects. At this level, your child will be encouraged to think more deeply about the concepts, topics and texts presented to him or her in class. Being able to assess and solve complex problems whether in English, Mathematics or Science is part of honing their critical thinking skills, which will benefit them as they move into upper secondary and pre-tertiary education.

This programme aims to help students to fine-tune their language precision. Lesson materials help students to write logically and cogently whilst topics for texts at this level help them to build general knowledge and critical perspectives.

Content and Language Mastery

Students will be introduced to a new component — the application question — and will be trained in the examination requirements for the component.

Students will improve their grammar knowledge and skills by practising grammar drills, editing and sentence reconstruction exercises. Students will also learn how word order and punctuation shapes meaning in a variety of texts.

Through our comprehension, summary and critical thinking passages, our programme covers a wide range of general knowledge topics and current affairs to help students develop a global perspective and build their content knowledge for use in their essays. These topics include:

  • technology and science
  • global issues and social trends
  • case studies of inspirational figures

Skills and Techniques

Students will continue to build on essential skills for mastering the key examinable components of summary, comprehension and composition. These include:

  • honing their summary skills by learning to paraphrase ideas and concepts rather than paraphrasing word for word   
  • improving comprehension skills through error analysis and answer precision   
  • building writing skills to show maturity of thought and nuance in writing

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.