English Language & Literature
- To equip our students with aural, oral and written skills to express thoughts and ideas and subtleties in communicating proficiently and effectively in Standard English.
- To offer a wide range of opportunities for students to explore the use of language, stimulate their interest and encourage their enjoyment of English.
- To provide training for department teachers to be proficient to teach the students the skills for.
Head of Department – Ms Priya Prasad
Subject Head – Mrs Eleanor Leong
Senior Teacher – Mrs Lee Poh Lin
Senior Teacher – Ms Soh Bee Pheng
Teacher – Ms Chua Jing Lin, Eunice
Teacher – Ms Leow Pei Ying
Teacher – Mdm Ow Ju Lin
Teacher – Ms Shahirah
Teacher – Ms Violet Chan
Teacher – Mr Edmund James
Teacher – Mrs Santha Sunderaj
Teacher – Mr Edward De Cruz
Teacher – Ms Kavitha
Teacher – Mr Zulkiflie
Teacher – Ms Karen Leong
Our English Language Department recognises the need for English teaching to integrate both skills and knowledge. As such we have adopted a skills- based instruction coupled with relevant themes that provide content knowledge, vocabulary and awareness of current affairs.
The department has carefully organised an English curriculum with Spiral Progression, Process Orientation, Structuring Consolidation and Enabling Application as the key facets that underpin our Teaching and Learning Programme.
Language Arts (Lower Secondary)
The objective of the Lower Secondary Language Arts programme is to ensure our students develop all the necessary skills for communication by interacting with rich texts. We have infused the reading of short stories, poetry and drama into the English Curriculum, ensuring the students are sensitive not only to the semantics but also to the syntax of texts.
Students also have an Alternative Assessment every semester which provides a platform to apply their knowledge and skills in an authentic setting.
English Language (Upper Secondary)
The key focus of the Upper Secondary Curriculum is to enable our students to apply the skills learnt and to be critical thinkers who can evaluate the purpose, credibility and reliability of the multiple texts they interact with on daily basis.
Literature in English (Upper Secondary)
In the classroom, students explore various themes through the critical study of literary texts (films, songs, poems, prose and poems). The Literature Curriculum aims to develop students who actively construct meaning and in the process make connections between the texts, their lives and the world.
All Literature students will attend one play, which is usually their O Level text, once in their 2 year Literature course. Students get to interact with the director and actors after the play, which gives them the opportunity to visualise how dramatic techniques and symbols are represented on stage.