More local works for literature at O, A levels

Temasek JC student Lim Jia Yi with her teacher Koh Swang Cheng. Jia Yi is part of the first cohort to be tested solely on local playwright Kuo Pao Kun's works for her A-level exam's drama appreciation portion.
Temasek JC student Lim Jia Yi with her teacher Koh Swang Cheng. Jia Yi is part of the first cohort to be tested solely on local playwright Kuo Pao Kun's works for her A-level exam's drama appreciation portion.PHOTO: TEMASEK JUNIOR COLLEGE

MOE: Including such works in English, mother tongue languages helps subject stay relevant

When Lim Jia Yi, an 18-year-old Temasek Junior College student, sits her Chinese language and literature A-level examinations this year, she will not be tested on Teahouse - a mainstay of the curriculum since 2006.

The Lao She classic was phased out of the Chinese literature curriculum last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2018, with the headline 'More local works for literature at O, A levels'. Print Edition | Subscribe