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New English syllabus for upper Primary students from next year

Published on Sep 3, 2012 3:03 PM
Upper Primary students will have a revised English syllabus from 2013. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

From 2015, pupils sitting their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in English will take a revised paper to reflect a refreshed curriculum that emphasizes communicating effectively in the globalized world.

This follows the introduction of a revised syllabus to students from Primary Four onwards next year (2013).

Five components in the English examination will be tweaked. Pupils will write a narrative or exposition based on visuals, rather than two questions with fixed scenarios in the current format.

There will also be a new visual text comprehension section in Paper 2 in the form of multiple choice questions. The open-ended comprehension section will feature more varied question types, such as tables that pupils will fill in using information from the passage.

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